The Rudy Report is wondering if we are the only ones that have no clue what weights and lengths of newborn babies really mean, today on "National Handwriting Day." Anyways, irony is a concept that some people have a hard time explaining. Rudy can do it with just one picture....
There is currently tennis being played at the Australian Open, but Rudy will not bore you with any details until the semi-finals, when you will see familiar faces anyways. Tom Brady has deflated balls. And, the NHL All-Star Game will take place in Columbus this weekend.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Arjen Robben, Tito Ortiz, Phil Dawson, Brendan Shanahan, and Czech tennis legend Petr Korda. On this day in 1981, Mike Bossy became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in 50 games. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can find out why you should start dancing as soon as possible in the Random Fact section!
Bailout - German billionaire Klaus-Michael Kuehne has decided to provide struggling club Hamburg with money by buying the arena's naming rights. Read here.
More Credit - Due to increasing valuations of its franchises, the National Basketball Association has decided to increase its line of credit by $1 billion. Read here.
Rising Revenues - Real Madrid is leading Deloitte's annual Money League report with revenues of 550 million Euros, ahead of Manchester United and Bayern Munich. Read here.
Unexpected - The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans will be controlled by Tom Benson's wife instead of his granddaughter, who was expected to be in control, when he passes away. Read here.
The Rudy Report has found that the scariest US President was President Rushmore, because he had four heads, but let's keep moving on, today on "National Hot Sauce Day." And since today is National Hot Sauce Day, Rudy would like to recommend something spicy and delicious. Plan a hot curry night with your even hotter date....
Boston's Olympics bid may be in danger as a public referendum could jeopardize any chance of success. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks celebrated their second win in a row, defeating Philadelphia.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Greg Oden, Ray Rice, Mike Bossy, Serge Savard, and Lithuanian figure skating sensation Ruta Gajauskaite. On this day in 1980, the PGA started the Senior Golf Tour. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can find out something you do not want to know about Nutella in the Random Fact section!
Big Jump - The newest Forbes NBA team valuations reveal that the average NBA franchise is now worth $1.1 billion, with the Lakers leading at $2.6 billion. Read here.
Mega Deal - Manchester United has signed a 10-year, $1.3 billion kit sponsorship deal with adidas, which will allow the club to sign basically any player. Read here.
Asian Investor - One of the richest men in China has bought a 20% stake in Spanish La Liga Club Atletico Madrid for 45 million Euros. Read here.
Rejected - The Brazilian President has rejected a bailout for the country's domestic clubs, which could spell big trouble for the league. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to proclaim that it is annoying that people have to go to two different huts for pizza and sunglasses, today on "National Hugging Day." Anyways, the past decade or so has introduced us to the concept of baby mommas: Young women that have children with men that are rappers or basketball players (but, of course, of no particular race...) and along the way something goes wrong....
In the NFL, quarterback Mark Sanchez may follow his coach Rex Ryan to the Buffalo Bills. In soccer, Wolfsburg is offering $35 million for Chelsea midfielder and World Cup winner Andre Schurrle. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Ottawa in overtime.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jack Nicklaus, Jonathan Quick, Peyton Hillis, Dany Heatley, Doug Weight, Detlef Schrempf, Ivan Putski, and British darts sensation Adrian "Jackpot" Lewis. On this day in 1911, the first Monte Carlo Rally took place. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something important about lightning bolts in the Random Fact section!
Action Required - After the Swiss Franc strengthened by more than 20%, several ski resorts in Switzerland are considering lowering their prices to help out foreign visitors. Read here.
The Rudy Report is thinking that just like you should not go grocery shopping when you are hungry, you should not go shopping for clothes when you are naked, today on "National Penguin Awareness Day." Anyways, we are nearing the end of the football season. Time to reflect, take a shower, and wash off the dirt....
Star pitcher Max Scherzer has signed a 7-year, $210-million deal with the Washington Nationals. The New England Patriots are being investigated for using deflated footballs in the AFC Championship game. If found guilty, they could be fined. The Colts are being investigated for playing deflated football.... Lindsey Vonn won her 63rd ski race in her career, becoming the most successful skier in history. Manchester United wants to buy Real Madrid star Gareth Bale for $75 million plus goalkeeper De Gea. In the NHL, the New York Islanders beat Philadelphia 7-4. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks beat New Orleans.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Nick Foles, Jason Richardson, Brian Giles, Ron Harper, and Belgian martial arts sensation Brigitte Olivier. On this day in 1980, President Jimmy Carter announced the United States' boycott of the Olympic Games in Moscow. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about the moon in the Random Fact section!
Fight Brewing - Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II thinks the NFL could stop Stan Kroenke from moving the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that Rome was not build in a day, but definitely part of it was, so let's get to work, today on "National Popcorn Day." Anyways, we live in a busy world. You can't do everything at once. That is also true for dating. So you need to set priorities....
The Seattle Seahawks will take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 49. Seattle beat Green Bay in overtime, while the Patriots crushed Indianapolis. In the Premier League, Arsenal beat Manchester City in the top game 2-0. Chelsea remains the league leader with a 5-0 win against Swansea. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Luc Longley, Svetlana Khorkina, Stefan Edberg, Jeff Van Gundy, and Estonian volleyball sensation Jaanus Nommsalu. On this day in 1977, snow fell in Miami, Florida, for the first and only time. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something incredible about Pixar in the Random Fact section!
Not Ready - National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver has stated that Europe is not ready yet for an expansion franchise. Read here.
In For A Loss - Based on the World Cup, Brazil is expected to get no help from hosting the Olympic Games to boost its struggling economy. Read here.