The Rudy Report is proud to announce that it has been nominated for an Oscar in the "Best Sports & Lifestyle Report without a Movie" category, today on "National Clashing Clothes Day." As you know, the Rudy Report is one of the most environment-friendly sources of information in the history of the world (unless you print it out, duh). Rudy urges you to recycle, showing you how to do it in the picture below...
This week, we will find out which teams will be going to the Super Bowl. The Colts will face the Jets, and the Saints will play against Minnesota. Allen Iverson made it onto the All-Star team roster. The Islanders beat Florida. And the Rangers lost against Philadelphia.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Greg "I look older than my grandma" Oden, Ray Rice, Chone Figgins (what kind of name is Chone?), and George Seifert. On this day in 1962, the Organization of American States suspended Cuba's membership. They finally figured out that Cuba was not an American state... Have a great weekend, there is finally a new Dear Rudy about a wacky sport, and check out a shocking fact about jewelry in the Random Fact section!
Guesstimate - There will be two independent appraisers trying to determine the value of the Washington Wizards and Verizon Center in order to facilitate a deal. Read here.
Still Looking - Ed Roski and his company Majestic Realty are still looking for a NFL team that can be moved to a new stadium in Los Angeles. Read here.
Brand Recognition - Nike, adidas, and Puma top the list of most recognizable sponsor brands in soccer, showing that sportswear gets the fans' attention. Read here.
Sale Confirmation - Current Detroit Pistons owner Karen Davidson has confirmed that she is considering selling the team if the right offer is made. Read here.
Forced To Share - A vote by the FCC is forcing Comcast and Cablevision to share more sports programming in an effort to promote competition. Read here.
Deep Debt - The new owner of Premier League club West Ham United has revealed that the team is deeply indebted and needs a new financial strategy. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like to acknowledge the very first bit of positive news that ever came out of the Red Sox state, making everyone a bit healthier, today on a very important "National Squirrel Day." As you know, the Rudy Report is always straightforward and sometimes a bit edgy. But that's what you expect when you go to the site or open the mail, right? Rudy is genuine and no fake, unlike the guys who offer this product...
The Dallas Cowboys have offered coach Wade Phillips to extend his contract by 3 years. The Boston Celtics are interested in Nate Robinson from the New York Knicks. And, in the NHL, New Jersey defeated Florida 2-0. Another shut-out for Martin Brodeur.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Ivan Putski, Dany Heatley, Detlef Schrempf (remember him?), Simon Rolfes, Phil Neville, Doug Weight, and snooker master Alan McManus. On this day in 1908, New York City passed the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor. Have a great day, there is a new Dear Rudy coming soon, and learn something about eye colors in the Random Fact section!
Decision Time - The owners of the St. Louis Rams are thinking about selling the NFL franchise and there are rumors that 3 separate offers have been made. Read here.
Bad News - The devastating earthquake in Haiti has also had a huge impact on its sports, losing at least 30 members of the soccer organization and many more athletes. Read here.
Money Machine - New documents reveal that the Glazer family will receive millions of dollars from their club Manchester United over the next few years. Read here.
Getting It Done - It looks like Chuck Greenberg and his group of investors will be able to complete a deal to acquire the Texas Rangers as early as today. Read here.
Home Search - The new owners of Premier League club West Ham United are targeting London's Olympic Stadium as a potential new home for the team. Read here.
A survey has shown that citing the Rudy Report at work probably significantly increases your chances of a promotion, which is no news to our elite readership, today on "National Make A New Friend Day." The Australian Open started this week and since tennis is one of the Top 100 sports in the world, it's worth to take a look at what's going on. Which brings us to the question: How many tennis players does it take to screw in a light bulb? "What do you mean it was out?!? It was in!!"
After struggling with injuries for a long time, insiders suggest that Brian Westbrook's career may be over. Stephon Marbury will play basketball in the Chinese league. Ben Sheet could join the New York Mets. And, in the NHL, the Rangers crushed Tampa Bay 8-2, while Islanders lost against the Penguins, which was okay since it was "National Penguin Awareness Day" yesterday.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jason Richardson, Ozzie Guillen, and Ron Harper. On this day in 1885, L.A. Thompson patented the roller coaster. For this achievement, an entire city was named after him... Have a great day, check out some vintage Dear Rudys, and get some good baseball advice in the Funny Sports Quote section!
Halfway There - David Gold has acquired 50% of Premier League club West Ham United, asking wealthy fans to help purchase the remainder of the team. Read here.
Investor Search - Tom Hicks and George Gillett are still looking for an investor for Liverpool FC amid rumors that a buyer needs at least GBP 1 billion for the club to be successful. Read here.
Synergies - The NHL Detroit Red Wings and the NBA Detroit Pistons are thinking about building a new downtown arena for both teams. Read here.
On Sale - Former Formula One manager Flavio Briatore is going to sell his stake in soccer club Queens Park Rangers due to several ongoing problems. Read here.
Long-Term Investment - The city of Melbourne is set to spend millions to renovate its tennis facilities in a bid to keep the Australian Open until 2036. Read here.
Transfer Trouble - Struggling club Portsmouth FC is considering legal action against the Premier League, asking to remove the current transfer ban. Read here.
Yesterday, the USA celebrated the biggest achievement by Martin Luther King Jr., which, of course, was a day off for everyone once a year on a day that is sometimes mistakenly referred to as "Black Monday" by unknowing stock market pundits, but as you know, the Rudy Report does not make any mistakes ever, and that will continue today on "National Penguin Awareness Day." Our life seems to be dominated by statistics, but the Rudy Report would like to share with you some truly meaningful data, which could surprise some people. Have a look at this graph and come to your own conclusions...
Maria Sharapova has been eliminated in Round 1 of the Australian Open. Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola has been linked with a move to Manchester United. In the NBA, the Knicks returned to greatness by defeating Detroit. And, in the NHL, the Islanders destroyed New Jersey 4-0.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Shawn Johnson, Jeff van Gundy, Mike Komisarek, Jenson Button, Luc Longley, and Swedish tennis legend Stefan Edberg. On this day in 1977, snow fell in Miami, which was the only time on record when snow had fallen in the city. Have a great day, there is still no new Dear Rudy, but find out which city actually gets the most snow in America in the Random Fact section!
Big Sale Looming - There are rumors in Detroit that the Pistons along with their arena are up for sale, which could trigger a bidding war. Read here.
New Development - The new owner of the Chicago Cubs has announced that there are plans for new real estate developments and restructurings in and around Wrigley Field. Read here.
On The Clock - Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis is nearing a deadline to purchase the Washington Wizards and Verizon Center. Read here.
Harsh Reality - The government in Portugal might decide to destroy stadiums built for the Euro 2004 in order to help improve the country's budget deficit. Read here.
The Cost To Be A Fan - The Wall Street Journal has estimated the cost of being a Minnesota Vikings fan in an interesting, yet unusual study. Read here.
Still Talking - People from Tom Hicks and Chuck Greenberg are still negotiating about a Texas Rangers deal even though the deadline has passed. Read here.
People from over 70 countries have visited the Rudy Report, but Haiti has ignored Rudy ever since and therefore the Rudy Report will ignore Haiti (karma always gets you, huh?), today on "National Get To Know Your Customers Day." As you are probably aware, car companies have come up with new technologies to make their vehicles more efficient. BMW is now doing something completely different. Here is the first picture of their new electricity-powered rail car...
All eyes were on the NFL playoffs this weekend. In the end, Indianapolis, Rudy favorite New Orleans, Minnesota and, of course, the New York Jets advanced in games that brought little excitement. In the Premier League, Chelsea, ManU, and Arsenal won. Liverpool had a disappointing 1-1 against Stoke City. In the NBA, the Knicks lost against Detroit. And, in the NHL, the Islanders beat Buffalo, the Devils lost against Colorado, and the Rangers beat Montreal.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Julius Peppers, Josep Guardiola, Mark Messier, and Brian Gionta. On this day in 1886, modern field hockey was born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy, but you can learn something about shipping in the Random Fact section!
The Italian Job - There are rumors that an additional party from Italy will join the bidding war for Premier League club West Ham United. Read here.
Decision Time - The 30-day exclusive negotiating period granted to potential buyer Chuck Greenberg is ending, possibly resulting in a deal for the Texas Rangers soon. Read here.
Fresh Capital - Liverpool FC is looking at raising GBP 100 million in the near future, which could lead to the eventual sale of the club. Read here.
Land Swap - The Sacramento Kings, fans, and the city seem to be intrigued by the idea to swap land in order to make room for a new arena downtown. Read here.
Rethinking The Strategy - For years, TV broadcasters have paid increasing fees for the rights to the Olympics, but the economy might change the trend. Read here.
Tottenham Trouble - Tottenham Hotspurs coach Harry Redknapp is being investigated regarding several tax issues, which could be a burden for the club. Read here.