The Rudy Report would like to point out that having the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at the Mets' Citi Field is like having the Jewish Olympics at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, which does not make a lot of sense, today on "National Asparagus Day." One of the most grueling situations in any person's life is when you need to pee, but there is no place where you can go. It's just terrible! So sometimes, you just need to go, no matter what is going on around you...
Dutch coach Louis van Gaal will join Premier League club Liverpool FC as sporting director. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver became the 7th athlete to win "Dancing with the Stars." In baseball, the Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals. It was rumored that Rudy was in the audience, which motivated A-Rod to hit two home runs. The Mets beat Pittsburgh. And, in the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers had a disappointing loss against New Jersey, which puts them in a must-win situation after trailing the series 3-2.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Frank Mir, Brad Penny, Bartolo Colon, Eric Cantona, and Belgian flatwater canoeing legend Bob Maeson. On this day in 1626, Peter Minuit bought the island of Manhattan for $26. Now, you can't even get dinner for $26 anymore... Have a great day, there is the second new Dear Rudy in two days featuring the year so far and the Mayan calendar, and find out which former king had a really great idea to make money in the Random Fact section!
Long Road Ahead - While a new stadium for the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco is a great idea, several road blocks remain before the project can be realized. Read here.
A committee of journalistic experts has come together and unanimously voted the Rudy Report to be the "Sexiest Report Alive 2012", which is something you always knew, today on "National Blood Pressure Day." Most of you have bought and sold stuff on Ebay. You can certainly find good things there! But it always helps to be careful and thorough. So do your research...
There are rumors that Dwight Howard wants to be traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Champions League winner Chelsea FC is planning on spending more than $100 million on new players for next season. In baseball, the Yankees beat Kansas City, while the Mets had a victory against Pittsburgh. And, in the NBA playoffs, the Miami Heat beat Indiana to take a 3-2 series lead.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Rubens Barrichello, Bryan Herta, Buck Showalter, Marvin Hagler, Anatoly Karpov, and Dutch field hockey legend Hans Kruize. On this day in 1995, the first version of the Java programming language was released. Have a great day, there is a fantastic new Dear Rudy about the Champions League final, and learn something valuable about sports betting in the Random Fact section!
Famous Partner - Tony Gwynn has joined an investor group interested in acquiring Major League Baseball franchise San Diego Padres. Read here.
Valuable Brand - A new study has found that Manchester United remains the most valuable brand in soccer ahead of Bayern Munich. Read here.
Before Going Public - CVC has sold a 21% stake in Formula One racing to BlackRock in a deal that comes weeks before its planned IPO. Read here.
The great thing about the Rudy Report is that even if you read very old reports from us, they are still more informative and more current than other sites that reported seconds ago, which should not surprise anyone, today on "National Etiquette Day." The Beastie Boys recently lost one of their band members. However, the legacy still keeps on growing. Even at the airport...
Brooklyn Nets star Deron Williams could leave the team and join the Dallas Mavericks. Champions League sponsor Mastercard is asking to have an earlier kickoff time for the final in order to maximize global viewership. In the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers lost against New Jersey, which means that the series is tied again at 2-2. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Kansas City, while the Mets had a loss against Pittsburgh.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Tommy John, Apolo Anton Ohno, Janne Niinimaa, and Irish hurling legend Sean Og O hAilpin (spelled like an AOL screenname). On this day in 1980, Namco released the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out how many eggs a hen can lay per year in the Random Fact section!
Moving In - The Golden State Warriors are apparently close to getting an arena deal in San Francisco and could start playing there in 2017. Read here.
Soccer Apprentice - There are reports that Donald Trump was seriously interested in acquiring struggling Scottish club Glasgow Rangers. Read here.
Raising Interest Levels - The success of the Phoenix Coyotes in the NHL playoffs is attracting more investors that want to buy the franchise. Read here.
Billion Dollar Race - It looks like the IPO of Formula One racing has been approved and the company will be valued at $3 billion. Read here.
The Rudy Report is proud to announce that we have more followers on Twitter now than Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium has capacity (75,957), which is nice, today on "National Frog Jump Day" (whatever that means). We live in a world full of signs telling you what to do. You probably don't even notice these signs anymore consciously. Some signs are annoying and should be removed, but, to be fair, some really make sense...
In the WNBA, just kidding.... did you really think we'd report about that?!? Chelsea FC celebrated a weak and undeserved Champions League victory in the final against Bayern Munich. The game was decided with penalty kicks. The Dallas Mavericks may be interested in signing Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. In the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers beat New Jersey to take a 2-1 series lead. "I'll Have Another" had another and won the Preakness. That's a horse race. "I'll Have Another" now has a chance to win the Triple Crown, if it wins the Belmont Stakes. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Cincinnati, while the Mets beat Toronto.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Josh Hamilton, Ricky Williams. Stewart Cink, Dorsey Levens, and Russian swimming legend Vladimir Salnikov. On this day in 1891, boxers Peter Jackson and Jim Corbett fought to a draw in 61 rounds. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about Henry Ford that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Pay To Play - The group that bought the St. Louis Blues had raised $72 million in an equity offering in order to complete the acquisition. Read here.
Out Of Everything - After stopping its advertising efforts on Facebook, General Motors has announced that they also will not advertise in the Super Bowl next year. Read here.
We advise Rudy Report readers to read the Friday editions in three parts, one now, one tomorrow, and one on Sunday, so that you do not suffer from Rudy-Withdrawal Syndrome (RWS) over the weekend, starting today on "International Museum Day." Unlike the Rudy Report, there are many organizations and businesses that are elusive. You don't really know what's going on. This needs to change and we want more transparency! Major League Baseball has done a great job being extraordinarily transparent with its fans...
Former New York Knicks star Patrick Ewing is interviewing for the head coaching position at the Charlotte Bobcats. In the playoffs, the Indiana Pacers beat Miami again to take a surprising 2-1 series lead. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Toronto again, while the Mets beat Cincinnati.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Vince Young, Brad Friedel, Yannick Noah, Reggie Jackson, Jimmy Snuka, and German Formula One legend Heinz-Harald Frentzen. On this day in 1953, Jackie Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier. Since then, women across the globe break the sound barrier more than enough on a daily basis, if you know what I mean. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about Shakespeare's parents in the Random Fact section!
Solid Business - A new report examines Champions League finalist Bayern Munich and how the team's finances compare to Germany's overall economy. Read here.