The Rudy Report will take a one week creative break, before the most crucial time of the year, because after the break, we will announce the Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2013, but not today on "National Faux Fur Day." Anyways, smartphones are really smart. They can help you in almost any situation. You can feel especially safe, if you ever get lost....
Barcelona is planning to make a GBP 50 million bid for Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey. Meanwhile, Major League Soccer is looking to attract more big name stars, such as Ashley Cole. In the NBA, the New York Knicks crushed Brooklyn. In the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Buffalo, while the Islanders lost against St. Louis. And, in the NFL, Jacksonville defeated Houston.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Johnny "Football" Manziel, Richard Krajicek, Manuel Reuter, Keke Rosberg, Nick Bockwinkel, and British cricket and boxing legend Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff. On this day in 1897, London became the first city in the world to host licensed taxicabs. Have a great weekend, see you again on Monday, December 16th, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out how basketball's original rules may have affected the sport in the Random Fact section!
High Voltage - Billionaire Richard Branson has announced that his company Virgin will start a team in the new Formula E electric car racing championship. Read here.
Sold Out - Fox has announced that the broadcasting company has already sold all its Super Bowl spots, which is well ahead of the event in February. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to wish all Jewish readers a Merry Christmas, because don't kid yourselves, you know you are celebrating the day just like the rest of us, today on "National Bathtub Party Day." If you thought that you scored some good deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, think again! Look at the picture below. This guy has some killer deals for you in his store....
Chelsea defender David Luiz could join Champions League winner Bayern Munich for 27 million Euros this winter. The New York Mets want to sign Curtis Granderson. It looks like the first Formula One race in New Jersey will be postponed until 2015. And, in the NHL, New Jersey lost against Montreal.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Montee Ball, Eddy Curry, Klaus Allofs, Olli Jokinen, Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, Art Monk, and British snooker legend Ronnie "The Rocket" O'Sullivan. On this day in 1766, James Christie (Christie's) held his first sale in London. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about great car pricing in the Random Fact section!
Getting Settled - The National Hockey League and Wayne Gretzky have reached a settlement, paying the former star $8 million for his loss in the Phoenix Coyotes bankruptcy. Read here.
The Great Expansion - Major League Soccer is planning to expand to 24 franchises by 2020 with its eyes set on target markets in Miami and Atlanta. Read here.
In times of cultural elements, such as "Jersey Shore" and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", the Rudy Report stands as a beacon of the arts in this society, like today on "National Cookie Day." Anyways, sometimes, when you order at a restaurant, you have no idea what to expect. The descriptions of some dishes can be quite confusing. Fortunately, things are much clearer on the menu below....
In a blockbuster deal, the New York Yankees have signed Boston Red Sox star Jacoby Ellsbury to a 7-year, $153 million deal. There are rumors that New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson will soon be replaced by Jeff Van Gundy. The final group drawing for the 2014 World Cup will take place on Friday. And, in the NBA, Brooklyn lost against Denver.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Shannon Briggs, Raul Boesel, Jassen Cullimore, and Dutch-Chinese racing legend Ho-Pin Tung. On this day in 1954, the first Burger King opened in Miami, Florida. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something valuable about foot measuring devices in the Random Fact section!
Pricey Event - The Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium near New York City next year will be the most expensive Super Bowl ever with costs rising above $70 million. Read here.
The Rudy Report has been the hottest new trend for many years now, surviving things like "planking", the Zune player, and QR codes, like today on "National Play Bingo Day." Anyways, people say you are born with certain talents that will ultimately help you lead your way through life. However, it's sometimes the name that is perfect for a certain profession....
In the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against Winnipeg. Arsenal London is still interested in signing Schalke star midfielder Julian Draxler. A popular psychic in Brazil has said that Germany will win the World Cup next year. And, on Monday Night Football, Seattle showed an impressive performance and beat New Orleans.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to James Laurinaitis, Adam Malysz, Cornelius Griffin, Igor Larionov, and Estonian badminton legend Kati Tolmoff. On this day in 1818, Illinois became the 21st state of the United States. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about corn flakes that you absolutely did not know before in the Random Fact section!
No Canada - A survey in Canada has shown that Canadians are not interested in having an NFL franchise, despite efforts in Toronto to get a deal done. Read here.
Please be aware that the Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2013 will be announced during the week before Christmas, so send in your final nominations now (i.e. right now), today on "National Fritters Day." While some of you have had winter in terms of temperatures, most of you haven't seen big snowfall yet. And to have a real winter, you need snow! Well, it is almost winter in about half of the country....
In the NFL, the New York Giants beat Washington, while the Jets lost against Miami. On Saturday, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Vancouver, while the Islanders had a loss against the Capitals. In the NBA, the Knicks lost against New Orleans. And, in the Premier League, Arsenal, ManCity, and Chelsea won their respective games, while ManU had a tie against Tottenham, and Liverpool lost against the Hull City Tigers.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Aaron Rodgers, Jan Ullrich, Monica Seles, and Belarusian canoe racing legend Vladimir Parfenovich. On this day in 1939, the La Guardia Airport opened in New York City. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about a promotion gone wrong in Canada in the Random Fact section!
Doubting Brazil - Recent construction troubles in Brazil have raised concerns once again that as much as six stadiums may not be ready on time for the World Cup. Read here.