Looking back, the Rudy Report is a bit confused as to why Prince Charming could only recognize Cinderella by the fit of the shoe, which is weird, today on "National Pumpkin Day." Anyways, once in a while, we want to remind you to stay safe. Be careful and take good care of yourself. Safety always comes first....
Forbes has come out with its list of the "Top 40 Most Valuable Sports Brands." Nike takes the top spot with a brand value of $27 billion, ahead of ESPN ($16.5 billion) and Adidas ($7 billion). In the NBA pre-season, the New York Knicks lost against Cleveland. And, in Game 1 of the World Series, Cleveland defeated the Chicago Cubs.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to CM Punk, Bob Golic, Kevin Sullivan, Sasha Cohen, Monta Ellis, and Russian motorcycle racing sensation Emil Sayfutdinov. On this day in 1863, the Football Association, the oldest football association in the world, was formed in London. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can read an incredible short story in the Random Fact section!
Trophy Asset - International broadcasting rights for Great Britain's popular FA Cup competition have been sold for almost $1 billion. Read here.
Under Attack - Shares of sports apparel retailer Under Armour have been hit hard after reporting weak quarterly results. Read here.
The Rudy Report wants to give a shout out to all weather reports who show us what a 130 mph hurricane looks like in the dark, unlike today on "World Pasta Day." Anyways, some things in life require you to show strength and determination. You need guts. And you need balls....
The National Football League may delay its vote on the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas for a few months in order to further study the market. On Monday Night Football, Denver won against Houston. And, in baseball, the World Series between Cleveland and Chicago will begin today.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Bob Knight, Pedro Martinez, 2 Cold Scorpio, Joe Mercer, Ward Burton, and Finnish sprinting legend Markus Pöyhönen. On this day in 1415, Henry V of England and his lightly armored infantry and archers defeated the heavily armored French cavalry in the Battle of Agincourt on Saint Crispin's Day. Nobody would have ever expected a different outcome.... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something interesting about births in the Random Fact section!
Ready To Invest - Former LA Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has promised to make 200 million Euros available to buy new players for his soccer club in Marseille. Read here.
Winning Bid - It looks like Dick's Sporting Goods will win the bidding for the assets of bankrupt Golfsmith in a deal worth roughly $70 million. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to point out that whoever invented the forklift, grossly overestimated the weight of forks, like today on "National TV Talk Show Host Day." Anyways, when you put together a winning team, you need to reflect that in the way you dress. You need the right jerseys or uniforms! Some styles hit the mark more than others....
The Chicago Cubs will take on the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. Game 1 is scheduled for tomorrow evening. In the Premier League, Chelsea crushed Manchester United 4-0. Lewis Hamilton won the F1 grand prix in Austin. In the NFL, the New York Giants defeated the Rams in London, while the Jets won against Baltimore. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Arizona, while the Islanders were victorious against Minnesota.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Wayne Rooney, Corey Dillon, Levi Leipheimer, and American monster truck legend Dennis Anderson (Driver of "Grave Digger," of course). On this day in 2004, Arsenal Football Club lost to Manchester United, ending a row of unbeaten matches at 49 matches, which is the record in the Premier League. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can find out how to treat brain freeze in the Random Fact section!
Rejected - Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has rejected several offers from foreign buyers, stating that the club is currently not for sale. Read here.
Getting A Stake - MLB franchise Cincinnati Reds has acquired an equity stake in Fox Sports Ohio as part of an extension of the partnership until 2032. Read here.
No Deal - Jon Bon Jovi and Peyton Manning will not buy NFL franchise Tennessee Titans, despite persistent rumors claiming the opposite. Read here.
The Rudy Report wants to let you know that we understand how terrifying it is to laugh at a joke you did not understand while others may ask you to explain it, like today on "National Count Your Buttons Day." Anyways, Halloween is coming up soon. You do not always have to spend a ton of money for a costume. There are simple solutions as well....
The NBA will show one game per week in virtual reality starting this season to improve the fan experience. Major League Baseball is moving its office to the former Time & Life Building in Midtown Manhattan. In the Europa League, Manchester United crushed Fenerbahce Istanbul 4-1. And, on Thursday Night Football, the Green Bay Packers won against Chicago.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Zack Greinke, Shelden Williams, Paul Ince, Lou Lamoriello, and Cameroonian swimming sensation Antoinette Guedia Mouafo. On this day in 1983, the meter was defined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can find out when you should have babies in the Random Fact section!
Crazy Demands - Soccer club Nottingham Forest is for sale and the current owner is asking prospective buyers for a substantial salary and other perks as part of any deal. Read here.
Foregone Conclusion - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has reiterated that his sole focus is moving the NFL franchise to Las Vegas. Read here.
Next Target - Sunderland is becoming yet another Premier League club that has been targeted for a takeover by a Chinese group. Read here.
The Rudy Report wants to point out that people who say "time flies" have clearly never been on a treadmill, like today on "National Conflict Resolution Day." Anyways, life is all about choices. When there is a fork in the road, you must decide which path to take....
Paris Saint-Germain lost 8 million fans when they sold star player Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United. Rumors suggest that Tony Romo and Philip Rivers could be traded from their respective teams. In the Champions League, Barcelona crushed Manchester City 4-0 in the top game, thanks to 3 goals by Lionel Messi. In the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against Detroit. And, in the MLB Playoffs, Cleveland defeated Toronto to advance to the World Series.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Scott Hall, Keith Hernandez, Eddie Jones, and Irish rugby legend Paul O'Connell. On this day in 1873, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities drafted the first code of American football rules. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something about sharks and humans in the Random Fact section!
Chinese Home Run - Major League Baseball is heavily investing time and money into the Chinese market, trying to find stars that can play in the US. Read here.
Home Option - The city of Oakland may not necessarily have to match the offer from Las Vegas to keep NFL franchise Raiders. Read here.