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Today October 31, 2014

True Hero

Written by Rudy on October 31, 2014 - 6:14 am -

The Rudy Report is coming to you on Halloween, but if you want to be scared or get spooked, you should better talk to the invisible spirit behind you right now, today on "International Bandana Day." Anyways, in life or death situations, it is important to stay calm, cool, and collected. Like this guy right here....

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It looks like Joe Maddon will become the new manager of the Chicago Cubs. Chelsea is planning to offer $40 million to Barcelona to sign defender Gerard Pique in January. The Knicks, Nets, Mavericks, and Hornets are said to be interested in trading for Kobe Bryant. Meanwhile, the New York Knicks upset Cleveland and LeBron James, winning 95-90. On Thursday Night Football, New Orleans defeated Carolina. In college football, Florida State beat Louisville in a close game. And, in the NHL, the New York Islanders lost against Colorado.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Antonio Davis, Mike Napoli, Buddy Lazier, Marco van Basten, Nick Saban, and Estonian chess legend Iivo Nei. On this day in 1941, Mount Rushmore was completed after 14 years of work. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something fascinating about money in the Random Fact section!

Rejected - The European Commission has rejected a challenge by a Belgian player-agent in which he sought to throw out UEFA's Financial Fair Play rule. Read here.

Marathon

Written by Rudy on October 30, 2014 - 5:57 am -

The Rudy Report would like to point out that, according to serving sizes on food items, Rudy is a family of 15, today on "National Checklist Day." Anyways, the famous New York Marathon will once again take place this weekend. People will run 26.2 miles instead of taking the subway. But there will also be millions of fans on the sidelines cheering runners on....

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San Francisco won the World Series by defeating Kansas City 3-2 in Game 7. If you are wondering why MVP Madison Bumgarner does not smile much, you haven't seen a picture of his wife. Los Angeles Lakers President Jeanie Buss says that she plans to offer Kobe Bryant another contract once the current one expires in 2016. Two Indonesian soccer teams got disqualified from the league after they scored a combined five own goals in order to avoid playing the next round against a team supposedly owned by gangsters. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks got crushed by Chicago, and the Nets from that part next to New York that thinks it is part of New York lost against Boston. 

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Trent Edwards, Fredi Bobic, Howard Lederer, Diego Maradona, Dick Vermeil, and Austrian ski jumping legend Thomas Morgenstern. On this day in 1919, baseball league presidents called for the abolition of the spitball. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something very interesting about vegetables in the Random Fact section!

Joint Forces - MLSE CEO Tim Leiweke and Live Nation Chairman Irving Azoff may be interested in investing in a future Madison Square Garden entity once a split of assets is complete. Read here.

Doritos

Written by Rudy on October 29, 2014 - 6:51 am -

The Rudy Report would like to point out that having the newest technology gadgets does not make you a geek or a nerd, it makes you rich, today on "National Cat Day." Anyways, many people love to eat Doritos. However, most of you eat them wrong by not following proper etiquette. This guy right here shows you how it's done....

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Arsenal, Liverpool, ManU, and ManCity are interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira. In the NHL, the New York Islanders lost against Winnipeg. Kansas City beat San Francisco forcing a Game 7 showdown in the World Series. And, the NBA season started with San Antonio beating Dallas by one point.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Andy Dalton, Eric Staal, Edwin van der Sar, Paul Orndorff, Amanda Beard, and Indian boxing sensation Vijender Singh. On this day in 1969, the first ever computer-to-computer link was established on ARPANET, which was the precursor to the Internet. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something interesting about a human urge in the Random Fact section!

New Team - Major League Soccer announced that there will be a new franchise in Los Angeles in 2017 after the league shut down Chivas USA. Read here.

Splitting Up - Madison Square Garden may split its assets into sports franchises and real estate in order to unlock the value of the Rangers and Knicks. Read here.

Jammed Up

Written by Rudy on October 28, 2014 - 6:15 am -

The Rudy Report would like to remind you to start thinking about who you want to nominate for the most prestigious "2014 Rudy Report Athlete of the Year Award", today on "National Plush Animals Day." Anyways, traffic jams tend to be a nuisance. Nobody likes them. This may be about to change....

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The NFL is planning to play five games in London next season. On Monday Night Football, Dallas lost against Washington. LeBron James is making $21 million a year, but his economic impact in the Cleveland area is estimated to be $215 million per year. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Minnesota 5-4 after trailing 3-0 before the start of the third period.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Lenny Wilkens, Christy Hemme, Steve Atwater, Jeremy Bonderman, and North Korean weightlifting sensation Kim Un-guk (no, not that Kim Un). On this day in 1965, construction of the St. Louis Arch was completed. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out why you should rather eat on your toilet than in your kitchen in the Random Fact section!

On The Move - There are reports that the owner of the Tampa Bay Rays has discussed moving the MLB franchise to Montreal. Read here.

Portfolio Management - The owner of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers is close to buying London-based Premier League club Crystal Palace. Read here.

Talking Points - Due to the high interest in bringing at least one franchise to Los Angeles, the NFL has held regular conference calls on the matter. Read here.

Party Time

Written by Rudy on October 27, 2014 - 6:22 am -

A new survey has found that 64.8% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over getting infected with ebola, which is yet another strong vote of confidence for us, today on "NATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY." Anyways, did you go out and party over the weekend? A lot of people go to clubs and have a good time. This guy right here is doing it wrong....

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In the much-anticipated El Clasico, Real Madrid crushed Barcelona 3-1. In the Premier League, Chelsea had a 1-1 draw at Manchester United. Arsenal won, ManCity lost, and Liverpool had a tie. In the NFL, the New York Jets lost against Buffalo, while the Giants had the week off. In the World Series, San Francisco beat Kansas City to take a 3-2 series lead. And, in college football, Mississippi State remains at the top of the rankings.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Andrew Bynum, Stephan El Shaarawy, Yi Jianlian, and Mozambican running legend Maria "The Maputo Express" Mutola. On this day in 1682, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was founded. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something shocking about newborns in the Random Fact section!

Vegas Baby - The National Hockey League is reportedly in discussions with billionaire William Foley to bring a team to Las Vegas. Read here.

Cost Analysis - A new study shows the NHL's Fan Cost Index and finds that Toronto has the most expensive fan experience, while the cheapest is in Florida. Read here.