The Rudy Report is proud to announce that there are now more people reading our reports than there are bankrupt countries in Europe, which is a solid number, today on "National Learn What Your Name Means Day." As you know, graffiti can be both annoying and nice to look at some. Some works are clever and inspiring. Some even make things better...
The Indianapolis Colts have cut quarterback Peyton Manning. Star receiver Randy Moss may come back from retirement to play for the New Orleans Saints. Meanwhile, Patriots receiver Wes Welker got the franchise tag from the New England Patriots. He caught the tag first, then fumbled around, and eventually dropped it... In the NHL, the Rangers lost against New Jersey. And, in the NBA, the Knicks had a tough loss against the Dallas Mavericks.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jeff Kent, Jesper Parnevik, Ivan Lendl, and German rally legend Walter Rohrl. On this day in 1857, baseball decided that 9 innings, not 9 runs, constitutes an official game. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out how a woman made a car better in the Random Fact section!
Making A Comeback - Two former competitors have made a joint bid to re-enter the auction for the Los Angeles Dodgers with combined firepower. Read here.
Less Than Expected - The owners of the New York Mets were ordered to repay $83 million in the Bernie Madoff case, but may only have to return $30 million due to limits. Read here.
A new study has found that there are significantly more Rudy Report readers in the world than there are Popes, which speaks to our solid numbers, today on "National Read Out Loud Day." Are you reading out loud? Are you reading this out loud? Can people hear that you read this out loud? Anyways, if you are really doing it, then spell out "Legacy"...
Lamar Odom wants to return to the Los Angeles Lakers after struggling in Dallas. Other than that, it was a pretty uneventful day in sports with the Knicks and Rangers sitting out, while the Giants are still celebrating their Super Bowl victory. Oh, and former Mets star Lenny Dykstra got sentenced to three years in prison, rounding out a busy day for the Mets community.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Kevin-Prince Boateng (you can tell by the name that he is German, of course), Tim Howard, Marcus Thames, Shaquille O'Neal, and Cuban baseball legend Octavio Victor "Cookie" Rojas Rivas (that guy has enough name for two). On this day in 1899, Bayer registered aspirin as a trademark. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn another thing about the Oscars in the Random Fact section!
First Loss Of The Season - A judge has ruled that the trustees in the Bernie Madoff case can go after $83 million in profits that the New York Mets owners made from the scam. Read here.
The Rudy Report is officially downgrading France from "Annoying" to "Lazy Fools" (the lowest rating since the invention of the baguette) due to many different factors, today on "National Optimism Day." As the new season of Mad Men kicks off soon (check the exact date yourself, this is not a TV guide), advertising will once again become a hot topic. And not everyone is as visionary as Don Draper...
Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis may retire at a young age and would consider joining the CIA. Major League Baseball is expanding its playoff format to 10 teams, from previously only 8. In the NBA, the Knicks lost against Boston in overtime. In the Premier League, Arsenal beat Liverpool, while ManU won against Tottenham. ManCity won, while Chelsea fired its coach after a 1-0 loss against West Brom. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers did better than the Knicks and beat Boston, while the Islanders also had a win against New Jersey.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Paul Konerko, Wally Szcerbiak, Mike Brown, Michael Irvin, and Chinese weightlifting sensation Tang Gonghong. On this day in 1985, New York Islanders star Mike Bossy became the first player to score 50 goals for 8 straight seasons. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out why war is terrible in the Random Fact section!
Invest In The Future - MSG and CBS have both considered joining a bidding group for the Los Angeles Dodgers in order to benefit from their television rights. Read here.
Could Be Out - The St. Louis Rams have rejected a stadium renovation proposal, which means that the franchise could be on the move to another city. Read here.
The Rudy Report is making the world a better place as the only thing that Israel and Iran can agree on is that they like reading our reports, which is nice, today on "National Pyramid Day." While "Linsanity" rages on for the New York Knicks, miracles in sport are really nothing unusual. You think Jeremy Lin does incredible stuff? Well, think again...
The Dallas Mavericks will sign Steve Nash, if Dwight Howard or Deron Williams decide not to join the franchise. In the NBA, Oklahoma beat Orlando. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers continued their strong season with a win against Carolina.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Reggie Bush, Corey Webster, Kevin Kuranyi, Damien Duff, Harry Redknapp, and Welsh golf legend Ian "Woosie" Woosnam. On this day in 1797, the Bank of England issued the first One-Pound and Two-Pound banknotes. Those were heavy notes... Have a great weekend, there is still no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out how long it will at least take you to get out of a zipped suitcase in the Random Fact section!
Running Out Of Gas - There is a chance that British club Portsmouth FC will not be able to finish the Championship season as funds may run out soon. Read here.
Final Agreement - The city of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a deal for a new stadium near downtown after years of negotiations. Read here.
The Rudy Report has an impeccable track record for making predictions of any kind, and now Rudy is predicting that there will be Summer Olympics in London in a few months, but not today on "National Go Bowling Day." People are always complaining about the high costs of healthcare. And they're right! It is way too expensive. In countries, like Qatar, healthcare is completely free. And it pays off...
Plaxico Burress has stated that he would love to join the Philadelphia Eagles and play with Michael Vick. It would be a true All-Thug Team. In soccer, Germany crushed France as expected (Note: Real result may or may not vary from report). And, in the NBA, the Linsane Knicks beat the most boring city in the country: Cleveland.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Chris Webber, Tyler Hamilton, Ron Francis, Martin O'Neill, and Japanese gymnastics legend Akinori Nakayama. On this day in 1947, the International Monetary Fund began financial operations. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something you already knew about America's doctors in the Random Fact section!
The Waiting Game - Nobody seems to really know why the sale of the San Diego Padres is taking so long as the approval process has been very slow. Read here.
Less Is More - In a surprise statement, the British sports minister said that the Summer Olympics in London will end up costing less than budget. Read here.