If you have any heart problems, then you should better stop reading the Rudy Report right now, because it is packed with great and breathtaking news and features, today on "National Special Education Day." Having a nice meal in a restaurant with cool decor is something that Rudy loves. Can it get any better than that? Well, sure, if there's also music...
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was briefly arrested for a cab fare dispute with a taxi driver. Premier League club Arsenal London is preparing a $47 million bid for German super talent Mario Goetze. The Knicks may have an interest in signing Grant Hill. MLS team LA Galaxy may sign Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. In the NHL, the Rangers beat Carolina 5-3. And, in the NFL, Philadelphia played without Michael Vick and lost against Seattle.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Aaron Rodgers, Monica Seles, Jan Ullrich, Francesco Toldo, and Canadian snowboarding sensation MaŽlle Ricker. On this day in 1939, New York City's La Guardia Airport was opened. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out why it is great to be king in the Random Fact section!
More Time - The New York Mets have asked Major League Baseball for more time to repay a $25 million emergency loan, signaling more trouble for the franchise. Read here.
Good Investment - Values for National Hockey League franchises have reached an all-time high as the sport is becoming more popular. Read here.
The Rudy Report is curious about what surprises the stock market will bring in the last month of the year as all you readers should send in your nominations for the super-prestigious "Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2011 Award", today on "National Calendar Awareness Day." Saving the environment is important. That's why the Rudy Report doesn't come to you on paper and is saved on nuclear-powered servers. However, some so-called environmentalists are total hypocrites...
Giants star defender Osi Umenyiora is out for 4 weeks with a bad ankle sprain. Footballers these days have become so wimpy... The first few nominations for "Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2011" are trickling in. Keep sending more! The Indiana Pacers may trade for Celtics guard Rajon Rondo. And, the Chicago Cubs may be preparing a record contract to sign star player Albert Pujols.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ryan Malone, Reggie Sanders, Larry Walker, Wally Lewis, Lee Trevino, and Italian soccer legend Salvatore "Toto" Schillaci. On this day in 1973, Jack Nicklaus became the first golfer to earn $2 million in a year. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something quite interesting about an author in the Random Fact section!
Not Moving - After selling the Jacksonville Jaguars for $760 million, both the old and the new owner say there are no plans to move the franchise to Los Angeles. Read here.
The Rudy Report is providing you with the last report in November, and we have no choice but to move on to December, which will get us closer to answering "Who will be the Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2011?", but not until you send in your suggestions, and not today on "National Stay At Home Because You're Well Day." Tonight is the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York. It's a great tradition. Rudy's Christmas tree for his modest apartment has also arrived...
The New York Knicks may be interested in signing Miami Heat small-forward Mike Miller. The Rudy Report is asking all readers to submit their nominations for the "Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2011" award. And, in the NHL, the Rangers had an impressive 4-3 victory against Pittsburgh, while the Islanders beat Buffalo.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Rich Harden, Shane Victorino, Laurent Jalabert, and Norwegian chess sensation Sven Magnus ōen Carlsen (all Norwegian names start with these three first names). On this day in 1934, steam locomotive "Flying Scotsman" became the first to officially exceed 100mph. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out something interesting about smokers in the Random Fact section!
Found A Team - After trying to purchase several NFL franchises, Shahid Khan has been able to reach an agreement to buy the Jacksonville Jaguars. Read here.
At War - The Los Angeles Dodgers have accused Fox of decreasing the value of the TV deal, making it harder to sell the franchise. Read here.
Financial Relegation - British soccer club Portsmouth FC has been placed into administration as the team's financial condition has worsened. Read here.
Despite credible rumors, the Rudy Report would like to deny that we are behind France's weak economy and credit downgrade threats, proving that nothing can be proven when done right, today on "National Electronic Greetings Day." Rudy Report readers are amongst the best-informed elite in the world. You guys know everything! Well, after reading the article below, you'll know it all for sure...
By the way, the solution for yesterday's "Guess the Song" contest was: Wii, Will (Smith), Wii, Will (Smith), Rock, U, which makes it "We will, we will rock you!" by Queen.
The New York Knicks have ramped up efforts to sign guard Chris Paul this season. Urban Meyer has signed a 7-year, $40 million contract to become the new Ohio State football coach. And, on Monday Night Football, the New York Giants lost against the New Orleans Saints.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Mariano Rivera, Jamal Mashburn, Kasey Keller, John Layfield, and Polish soccer legend Zbigniew Szewczyk (Kids, don't try spelling this name at home, it will make your brain explode). On this day in 1934, the Chicago Bears defeated the Detroit Lions 19-16 in the first nationally broadcast game. Have a great day, there is currently no new Dear Rudy, but learn something important about Alabama in the Random Fact section!
Joining Forces - Former hockey stat Brett Hull is interested in joining a group that wants to purchase the St. Louis Blues. Read here.
Not For Sale - The owner of the Utah Jazz has reiterated that there are no plans for him to sell the franchise, despite rumors. Read here.
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, nothing stands in the way anymore between now and Christmas... except for a couple of Rudy Reports, like this one today on "National Family Stories Day." Every once in a while, the Rudy Report has a competition for you. You have guessed songs on here before. Guess what? You'll do the same again right here...(solution coming tomorrow)
NBA owners and players have reached an agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement, which means that the season will start around Christmas. In Germany's top soccer match, Dortmund beat Schalke at home 2-0. In the NFL, the Jets won a close game against Buffalo. The New York Giants will take on the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. In the Premier League, Chelsea and Tottenham won their games, while Manchester City had a 1-1 tie against Liverpool. Manchester United and Arsenal also had 1-1 ties in their respective games. And, in the NHL, the Rangers beat Philadelphia, while the New York Islanders beat New Jersey 3-2.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Dave Righetti, Matt Williams, Robb Nen, and Tunisian soccer sensation Mehdi Nafti. On this day in 1895, the first American automobile race took place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something that the housing crisis didn't teach you in the Random Fact section!
Sale Is Over - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has decided not to sell its majority stake in the Toronto Maple Leafs as the franchise continues to be profitable. Read here.
Public Face Off - If the case between the Madoff trustee and the owners of the New York Mets proceeds, then it will be a jury trial. Read here.