You should take a moment to reflect, pat yourself on the back, and acknowledge that you did the right thing by reading this Rudy Report, today on "National Common Courtesy Day." A few weeks ago, we took a closer look into the home of Rudy. Readers were intrigued and demanded more. Rudy has decided: No more pictures from inside. Sorry. But we can show you one of his cars...
Lionel Messi remains the best paid soccer player in the world, raking in 33.2 million Euros, ahead of David Beckham (31.6 million) and Cristiano Ronaldo (29 million). Derek Fisher may join the Miami Heat. In the NHL, the New York Islanders beat Toronto. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks also beat Toronto. Good day for New York, bad day for Toronto...
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Adrian Peterson, Ryan Callahan, Ronald Koeman, Ronaldinho, and Welsh snooker sensation Mark "Welsh Potting Machine" Williams. On this day in 2006, immigrant workers constructing the Burj Khalifa and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport rioted, causing $1 million in damages. Have a great day, don't riot, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out how many bacteria are on your body in the Random Fact section!
No Deal - The Premier League may not sell national television rights, but instead pan-European rights due to a court's anti-trust ruling. Read here.
Wise Move - The New York Mets have successfully sold 12 minority stakes in the franchise for $240 million to pay off debt. Read here.
Public Opinion - The owners of Formula One racing have asked Goldman Sachs to study the financial impact of an initial public offering. Read here.
If you thought it was Super Tuesday two weeks ago, when Republicans went to vote for their candidate, then you haven't read this Rudy Report, making this Tuesday truly super, today on "National Agriculture Day." With warmer days coming up, there will be more weddings as well. Of course, you want a good photographer to capture your special moments. However, you don't want it to look like any other wedding. So get a guy that makes you strike some unique poses...
Peyton Manning has decided to play for the Denver Broncos, which means that Tim Tebow will most likely be traded. The franchise chose experience over future development. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat New Jersey 4-2.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Marcus Vick, Mookie Blaylock (Mookie?), Paul Mirabella, and Belarusian hockey sensation Sergei Kostitsyn. On this day in 1916, Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out what the first meal that immigrants received on Ellis Island was in the Random Fact section!
Strong Partner - The richest man in Los Angeles has joined Steve Cohen and his group to make a strong case in the bidding war for the Dodgers. Read here.
Case Settled - The owners of the New York Mets have settled their Bernie Madoff-related case by agreeing to pay $162 million in a settlement. Read here.
Just Asking - Billionaire Larry Ellison wants to buy the Memphis Grizzlies from Michael Heisley and eventually move the team to San Jose. Read here.
You should sometimes try to read the Rudy Report on the subway, because then people will start talking to you (Note: Please refrain from doing so in questionable parts of town), unless, of course, there is no subway in your town, today on "National Awkward Moments Day." As you know, the Rudy Report is a great source of integrity and style. While we always (well, sometimes) check our sources, not everyone is as thorough when it comes to making judgments...
In the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, AC Milan will take on FC Barcelona in the top match. The top game in the Europa League quarterfinals will be Schalke against Bilbao. In the Premier League, Manchester United beat Wolverhampton 5-0. All other significant teams will play on Wednesday. Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement to rejoin the New York Yankees. In the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against Colorado on Saturday, while the Islanders beat Montreal. In the NBA, the Knicks beat Indiana. And, in March Madness, there were some surprises, like the elimination of Duke and Connecticut, but we won't report much more until things get really interesting in the Final Four.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Clayton Kershaw, Alessandro Nesta, Andy Reid, and New Zealandian cricket test wicket-keeper (no that's not a role from Lord of the Rings) Warren Lees. On this day in 1931, gambling was legalized in Nevada. You all know what happened next... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but discover something interesting about Angelina Jolie's uncle in the Random Fact section!
Deal Appeal - Two former bidders for the Los Angeles Dodgers are appealing the decision that their bids got rejected. Read here.
Sale Denial - Executives at the Portland Trail Blazers are denying rumors that billionaire Paul Allen is positioning the franchise for a sale. Read here.
It's Friday, and if you don't have any plans yet for the weekend, you better read this Rudy Report really slowly to stretch out the fun over a few days until Monday, starting today on "National Lips Appreciation Day." As you know, the Rudy Report is the most tolerant publication in the world, discriminating against everyone equally. While we celebrate all cultures throughout the year, there are some people and organizations that have themed months...
Running back Peyton Hillis has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. Meanwhile,, the Washington Redskins made a trade with St. Louis to get the No. 2 draft pick and a chance to sign Heisman Trophy winner quarterback Robert Griffin III. In the Europa League. Manchester City and Manchester United got eliminated as two German and three Spanish teams advanced to the quarterfinals. March Madness started last night and there were almost no surprises. And, in the NHL, the Rangers lost against Pittsburgh, while the Islanders did not win against Philadelphia.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Theo Walcott, Toney Douglas, Curtis Granderson, and Irish legendary and openly gay elite hurler Donal Og Cusack (yes, Donal, not Donald). On this day in 1872, Wanderers FC won the first FA Cup, the oldest soccer competition in the world. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out how panda bears can lose weight in the Random Fact section!
Stronger Group - Mandalay Entertainment CEO Peter Guber has joined Magic Johnson's group in their bid to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers. Read here.
Burden Of Proof - The owner of the New York Mets are the ones that have to prove that they did not know anything about the Madoff scam. Read here.
The Rudy Report is already in its fifth calendar year online, which is an eternity for the virtual world, and that's great, today on "National Companies That Care Day." You know the situation: You see a sign and it looks great, so you go into a place and you don't get what you expect. That happens a lot during SoHo sample sales, but it also happens all over the world...
Carmelo Anthony was unhappy with the coach and wanted to leave the New York Knicks, but Mike D'Antoni came first and resigned from his position. Phil Jackson could come on as the new coach. The change seemed to be good for the team as the Knicks beat Portland at Madison Square Garden. By the way, Dwight Howard now says he does not want to be traded. Can he make up his mind? In the Champions League, Real Madrid and Chelsea were the last two teams to qualify for the quarterfinals.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Darcy Tucker, Kevin Youkilis, Mike Tomlin, and Japanese competitive eating legend Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi. On this day in 1906, Rolls-Royce was incorporated. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out which item is the world's largest on any restaurant menu in the Random Fact section!
Crunch Time - Magic Johnson and his group are the lead bidders for the Los Angeles Dodgers, offering $1.6 billion as two more groups are eliminated. Read here.
Getting It Done - The sale of the St. Louis Blues is progressing slowly, but will be completed in a timely manner as the team succeeds on the ice. Read here.