The Rudy Report is back from the weekend which means that we are just 14 months away from next year's Christmas, today on "National No Driving With Cellphones Day." The New York Marathon will be taking place at the end of this week. People are getting excited. Rudy took part in the event and finished a few years ago. To get you in the mood, here is a picture from the Paris Marathon...
This was a busy sports weekend with all US leagues (MLB, NHL, NFL, and NBA) active. In the NFL, the Giants had a bye week, while the Jets lost against Green Bay. In the Premier League, Arsenal, Liverpool, ManU, and Chelsea all won their games. The only loser was Manchester City, losing against Wolverhampton. In the NBA, the Knicks lost against Portland. New Jersey lost in Miami. In the NHL, the Rangers beat Toronto, and the Islanders got crushed by Philadelphia. And, in NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson has been able to maintain a thin lead against all the other rednecks in the Chase.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Covelli Loyce "Coco" Crisp, Tie Domi, Bobby Heenan, and Indian cricket legend Vangipurappu Venkata Sai (V.V.S.) Laxman. On this day in 1959, Montreal Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante wore a protective mask for the first time in an NHL game. At the same time, he outed himself as a wussy... Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out about Sir Isaac Newton's substantial stock market nightmare in the Random Fact section!
Football's Return - AEG has laid out the most specific plan yet to build a stadium and bring a National Football League franchise back to Los Angeles. Read here.
Great Payoff - Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg's purchase of the Texas Rangers already seems to be paying off for the investor group. Read here.
Waiting Game - Some minor details are delaying the finalization of the deal to sell the Golden State Warriors to Joe Lacob and his team. Read here.
Synergies - Boston Red Sox owner John Henry sees several synergies after buying Liverpool FC as he creates a global sports empire. Read here.
This is the final Rudy Report for the month of October and it coincides with the famous Weekend Edition, which is a formation that can only be seen once every 2,500 years, like today on "International Internet Day." If you are one of the fools thinking that China will overtake the United States' and claim the number one position, think again! These stats below show that China still has ways to go to even come close to America...
The NBA Draft will not be taking place in New York anymore next year. Instead, it will be moved to Newark in New Jersey, which will make it easier for the bridge and tunnel crowd to get there. Fernando Torres and Pepe Reina are set to leave Liverpool next season. And, in the World Series, the New York, uh I mean, the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Eric Staal, Denis Potvin, Paul Orndorff, and Dutch goalkeeping legend Edwin van der Sar. On this day in 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed in what would be called "Crash of '29" ("Black Tuesday"), ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. Have a great weekend, there is still no new Dear Rudy, but find out about spelling errors in the US Constitution in the Random Fact section!
Super Shirts - The English Premier League has passed the German Bundesliga regarding shirt sponsorships, bringing in more than 128 million Euros. Read here.
Still On Track - The sale of the New Orleans Hornets is apparently still on track to be completed, despite rumors that the deal might have fallen through. Read here.
High Demand - Fox reports that it has sold all of its commercials for the Super Bowl, which comes months in advance of the event and is great news for the NFL. Read here.
The Rudy Report is proud to announce that it is leading the polls in every single state, even where there's no election coming up next week, and it's so good to have your vote, today on "National Cookie Day." October is almost over, but we cannot move into November until we have selected the "Rudy Report Shirt of the Month", which is a highly-acclaimed award presented once every blue moon. Here's our undisputed winner for October 2010... Congratulations!
Yankees manager Joe Girardi is close to signing a contract extension with the Bronx Bombers. The New York Mets have hired Sandy Alderson as the GM. In Game 1 of the World Series, Rudy favorite San Francisco beat the Texas Rangers and mighty pitcher Cliff Lee at home to take the series lead. In the NBA, the Knicks beat Toronto, going 1 and 0 for the season, which represents a historic 100% winning record. And, in the NHL, the New York Ranger lost against Atlanta, while the Islanders lost against Montreal.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Scotty Nguyen, Lenny Wilkens, Jeremy Bonderman, and Belgian cycling legend Ludo Delcroix. And, by the way, not that they get a birthday shout-out, but Bill Gates and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad share the same birthday as well (Windows = Iran = evil ?). On this day in 1886, in New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty. Have a great day, there is still no new Dear Rudy, but you can learn something about chocolate that you didn't know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Spending Cuts 1 - The new Indian owners of Premier League club Blackburn Rovers have shocked fans by only providing GBP 5 million for new player acquisitions. Read here.
Spending Cuts 2 - Liverpool FC owner John Henry wants to bring the club onto more stable financial footing, which means that they will spend less on players. Read here.
Great Turnaround - Thanks to their success and World Series participation, the San Francisco Giants have been able to turn the season from a small loss to a small profit. Read here.
The Rudy Report is back with more information than Wikileaks, digging deeper than any miner can, and delivering the best report to you, today on "National Turn Off Violence Day." As you know, the Rudy Report always comes directly into your mailbox or it is readily accessible online. It's really no secret what's in a report, kind of like with this package delivery...
The Rudy Report is sad to inform you that "Paul the Octopus" has died peacefully in Germany, just months after becoming the most accurate predictor in World Cup history. Who could have predicted that? Barcelona players Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta are the favorites for the FIFA Player of the Year Award. Tonight, Cliff Lee will take on Tim Lincecum in an epic pitching battle in Game 1 of the World Series. And, the NBA season is officially under way. In the first game of the season, the Boston Celtics beat the supposedly mighty Miami Heat.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Andrew Bynum, Rick Carlisle, Sergei Samsonov, and Sri Lankan wicket-keeper (that's cricket, not Harry Potter) Kumar Sangakkara. On this day in 1682, Philadelphia was founded in Pennsylvania. Yet another unnecessary founding... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but check out a great David Coleman comment in the Funny Sports Quote section!
New Owners - British soccer club Blackburn Rovers is close to being sold to an Indian family that is said to be paying $73 million for the team. Read here.
Less Is More - A day after the NBA has hinted that cutting the number of teams is a viable option, the NHL might be willing to consider similar steps. Read here.
Setting Records - Major League Baseball is ready to announce a record-setting year in terms of revenues, most likely bringing in $7 billion. Read here.
A new (unconfirmed) study has found that reading the Rudy Report increases your energy levels by as much as 37.2%, while at the same time, getting you an additional 12% of votes if running for public office, like today on "National Sleep-In Day." Nothing seems to be real in this world anymore, except for the Rudy Report, and if something is actually the real deal, you have to pay extra. Don't know what I mean? Here's a perfect example...
The World Series will kick off tomorrow in Dallas with the San Francisco Giants taking on the Texas Rangers. We are still waiting for the NBA season to start. No New York team played hockey last night. And, on Monday Night Football, the New York Giants took on the Dallas Cowboys. In an entertaining game, the Giants managed to win the game.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Sasha Cohen, Miikka Kiprusoff, Bob Golic, and Jefferson Farfan. On this day in 1936, the first electric generator at the Hoover Dam went into full operation. Have a great day, write a Dear Rudy, and learn something interesting about Venice in the Random Fact section!
Cost Cutting - In order to get its finances under control, the National Basketball Organization is apparently considering cutting the number of teams. Read here.
The Longest Story - After months of ownership changes and financial struggles, British soccer club Portsmouth FC has emerged from bankruptcy. Read here.
Finish Line - NASCAR team Richard Petty Racing might be unable to continue operations due to financial troubles of owner George Gillett. Read here.