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Today March 27, 2015

Toy Story

Written by Rudy on March 20, 2015 - 7:24 am -

The Rudy Report would like to point out that every time you add guacamole to your $5 burrito, the price seems to go up to $73, like today on "National Ravioli Day." By the way, we will be going on our Annual Spring Break next week, returning to action on Monday, April 13th. Be strong. Anyways, we all love toys, no matter how old you are. There is literally something out there for everyone....

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14 Seed UAB (something University of Alabama...) provided the first upset of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, eliminating No. 13 Seed Iowa State. Baylor is also out. The Green Bay Packers are said to be interested in signing Wes Welker. In the NBA, the New York Knicks lost against Minnesota. And, in the Europa League, Wolfsburg beat Inter Milan to advance to the next round.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Mookie Blaylock, Jamal Crawford, Sting, Bobby Orr, Pat Riley, and Australian wood-chopping legend David Foster. On this day in 1985, Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about Dr. Dre in the Random Fact section!

The New Guy - Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has publicly stated that he is an investor in $250-million fund Bruin Sports Capital. Read here.

More Trouble - Italian soccer club Parma is in more trouble as the new owner of the team was arrested for money laundering. Read here.

Next In Line - A group of investors is in advanced talks to make Minnesota United the next Major League Soccer expansion franchise. Read here.

Spring Training

Written by Rudy on March 19, 2015 - 6:52 am -

The Rudy Report is not entirely sure what the whole #LeanIn movement is all about, but it surely won't get any traction until some species learn how to parallel park, like today on "National Eat at Your Desk Day." Anyways, the baseball season will start next month and currently teams are in Spring Training. So are fans, by the way....

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The NHL is likely to institute a 3-on-3 overtime to avoid shoot-outs starting next season. Cristiano Ronaldo may join an MLS franchise after his Real Madrid contract ends. In the Champions League, Juventus and Barcelona became the last teams to advance to the quarterfinals. In the NBA, Brooklyn lost against Cleveland. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against Chicago.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Clayton Kershaw, Andy Reid, Tyrone Hill, and Lithuanian basketball legend Modestas Paulauskas. On this day in 1931, gambling was legalized in Nevada. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something interesting about the current generation of kids in the Random Fact section!

Out Of Their League - Adidas will not renew its merchandising contract with the National Basketball Association, shifting its focus to individual players. Read here.

Spring Break 2015

Written by Rudy on March 18, 2015 - 12:47 pm -

The Rudy Report thinks that if burger places were like Starbucks, Rudy would order one venti cheeseburger, today on "National Awkward Moments Day." Anyways, Spring Break is coming up. It's always a ton of fun. But sometimes, a ton of fun is tough to lift....

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March Madness is set to begin tomorrow with the first round of the tournament. In the UEFA Champions League, Monaco and Atletico Madrid advanced to the next round. Arsenal London got eliminated. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks beat San Antonio in overtime.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Zdeno Chara, Scott Podsednik, Kimmo Timonen, Ingemar Stenmark, Ron Atkinson, and Finnish javelin throwing legend Hannu Siitonen. On this day in 1995, Michael Jordan announced that he was ending his 17-month NBA retirement. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can find out why you should at least fake your confidence in the Random Fact section!

Record Deal - The potential sale of a minority stake in the Los Angeles Dodgers to a South Korean group could value the franchise at $3 billion. Read here.

Fact Finding - A new report speculates about reasons why the deal to sell NBA franchise Brooklyn Nets fell apart a few weeks ago. Read here.

Not Rich Enough - There are rumors that a Thai investor planning to buy a third in AC Milan for $268 million may not be rich enough to close the deal. Read here.

Comfort

Written by Rudy on March 17, 2015 - 6:32 am -

The Rudy Report thinks that the major problem with the world is that everyone is just a few drinks behind, like today on "National Submarine Day." Anyways, you can live your life one of two ways: the hard way or comfortably. If you choose option two, you may like this business....

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Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has called France a "shit country" in one of his latest outbursts. We will leave that story uncommented. However, we will also declare Ibrahimovic the current frontrunner for the "Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2015" award.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Aaron Baddeley, Edin Dzeko, Shinji Kagawa, Mia Hamm, Cito Gaston, and Indian badminton sensation Saina Nehwal. On this day in 1861, the Kingdom of Italy was proclaimed. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something interesting about the future of our highways in the Random Fact section!

Can't Live Without You - A new report finds that the city of San Diego is afraid of losing NFL franchise Chargers to Los Angeles, which could have a negative effect on the region. Read here.

Corporate Matters

Written by Rudy on March 16, 2015 - 6:06 am -

The Rudy Report is calling for a morning-after pill for when you accidentally hear a Maroon 5 song, today on "National Freedom of Information Day." Anyways, the largest businesses in the world are great at being professional. One sign is that there are signs and rules for everything. The Rudy Report is celebrating corporate culture with you today....

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Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, and Wisconsin are the Number 1 seeds in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Apparently, there is such a thing as women's basketball, but nobody has ever seen it... Real Madrid star Sami Khedira is on the verge of signing with German club Schalke. In the Premier League, Manchester City lost against Burnley, allowing Chelsea to extend the lead despite only getting one point against Southampton. In the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Florida. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks lost against Phoenix.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Blake Griffin, Stephen Drew, Brian Wilson, Ozzie Newsome, and Irish hurling legend Donal Og Cusack. On this day in 1958, General Motors produced its 100 millionth car, the Oldsmobile Toronado. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn about a very interesting twist in a famous fairy tale in the Random Fact section!

Expensive Tweets - A new report examines the value of tweets by celebrity athletes, some of which could make more than $300,000 per short message. Read here.

New Frontiers - Formula One racing is exploring new broadcasting models, risking losing sponsors in favor of higher TV revenues. Read here.