Some people may not know this, but we have had well over 1,000 reports and there has never been a single instance where the words "Rudy Report" did not show up in the first sentence, and this is no exception either, today on "National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day." While the economy is recovering nicely, the housing market is lagging behind. However, now is the time to get a house. Some residences are said to be half off...
Magic Johnson and his investors have bought the Los Angeles Dodgers for $2 billion, eclipsing the previous franchise sale record (Miami Dolphins for $1.1 billion). They overpaid significantly. To put it in perspective: That's like paying $9.99 for the New York Mets... In the UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich had a convincing 2-0 victory against Marseille, while AC Milan had a 0-0 draw against Barcelona. In the NBA, the Knicks had a great win against Orlando. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Winnipeg.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jennifer Capriati, Rui Costa, Walt Frazier, and Cuban boxing legend Teofilo Stevenson. On this day in 1999, the Dow Jones Industrial Index closed above 10,000 points for the first time, during the height of the dot-com bubble. Have a great day, there is still the brand-new Dear Rudy about electricity and new sports, and find out how cats are different from dogs in the Random Fact section!
A Closer Look - More details emerge about the final negotiations and structure of the winning bid for the Los Angeles Dodgers led by Magic Johnson. Read here.
A New Guy - A San Diego Padres minority investor may become the new owner of the team as there is ongoing trouble with current ownership. Read here.
While others around you may be at work, you are reading the world-famous Rudy Report, which clearly makes you a better person, today on "National Respect Your Cat Day." Nobody likes paying taxes, except for Warren Buffett. So let him pay more! Anyways, we are getting screwed on a regular basis by the government. You don't know what Rudy means? Well, here's an illustration for you. The government is the big elephant, and the little elephant is the taxpayer...
The New Orleans Saints may sign coach Bill Parcells while their actual coach is suspended next season. In the Champions League, Real Madrid and Chelsea won their respective matches as expected. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Minnesota, while the Islanders beat Pittsburgh.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Luke Walton, Derek Hill, Keith Tkachuk, Byron Scott, and Czech tennis sensation Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova (Kids, don't try spelling this name at home! Takes her minutes to write one autograph.). On this day 1891, the first world weightlifting championship took place. Have a great day, there is still the new Dear Rudy about new sports, and learn something about your chewing habits in the Random Fact section!
Simply Magic - A group led by Magic Johnson has successfully acquired the Los Angeles Dodgers for a record $2 billion, beating billionaires as financing questions arise. Read here.
Just when you got used to March 26th, it's already March 27th, and soon you'll have to say goodbye to this day, too, but not until you read this Rudy Report, today on "National Joe Day" (Everybody who hates their name can be called "Joe" today). When you buy a new car, there are a lot of things you need to consider. For Rudy, for example, a car has to have a minimum of 400 horsepower. While you don't need many fancy extras, some special features are an absolute must...
Premier League club Chelsea is preparing a $160-million bid for Real Madrid players Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain. And, in the NBA, the Knicks had a crucial victory against Milwaukee.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Buster Posey, Manuel Neuer, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and Scottish racing legend David Coulthard. On this day in 1931, former MLB manager John McGraw said that night baseball would not catch on. Have a great day, there is the new Dear Rudy about sports with electric shocks, and learn something interesting about Australia in the Random Fact section!
Magic Number - There are three bidders left for the Los Angeles Dodgers, with people rooting for local hero Magic Johnson as a decision by the end of the week nears. Read here.
Going Forward - The majority of Formula One teams has reached an agreement to continuing in the same series after a crucial contract expires next year. Read here.
If You Build It - The construction of a National Hockey League arena in Quebec is set to begin in September, while the city fights to land a franchise. Read here.
The Rudy Report is the source that always has an answer, no matter how hard the question (even if you ask if Domino's or Papa John's is better (but you haven't asked)), today on "National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day." Machines and technology have made our lives easier. It's true. You can't run 130 mph yourself. You need a car for that! However, sometimes, technology might actually get in the way...
The New York Yankees remain the most valuable baseball franchise at $1.85 billion, ahead of the Dodgers ($1.4 billion) and the Red Sox (1 billion). The Mets are worth as much as France: $0. Tiger Woods won his first golf tournament in a very long time at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. In the NBA, the Knicks beat Detroit on Saturday. In the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Toronto, while the Islanders lost against Tampa Bay. In the Premier League, Arsenal won, Chelsea and Manchester City both had draws, Liverpool lost, and Manchester United will play against Fulham tonight. And, in March Madness, Kentucky, Ohio State, Louisville, and Kansas advanced to the Final Four in New Orleans. Congratulations!
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Nate Kaeding, Mike Peca, John Stockton, Marcus Allen, and Australian soccer sensation Ufuk Talay (good thing that first "U" comes before "fuk" and not after). On this day in 1976, Queen Elizabeth II sent the first royal e-mail from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment. Have a great week, there is an all-new Dear Rudy about unusual new sports, and find out how the Chinese used to commit suicide back in the day in the Random Fact section!
Three Left - There are three groups of bidders remaining in the auction to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers, with Steve Cohen being the clear favorite. Read here.
This Rudy Report constitutes one of the most exciting events since Whitney Houston won American Idol in 1984 (She did, right?!?!), today on "National Puppy Day." While other sites are still concerned with March Madness and other unimportant stuff, the Rudy Report is already taking a look at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. It will be an exciting event where the world comes together in a city full of rainy weather and bad food (except for Hakkasan, check it out). Favorites, of course, are the US, China, and Germany. Losers, naturally, are the French. But also keep an eye on this runner from the Seychelles...
In the NBA, the Knicks did not play, and in the NHL, both the New York Rangers and Islanders also had a timeout to take a breath. In March Madness, Syracuse beat Wisconsin to make it to the Elite Eight (not in terms of SAT scores, but in terms of basketball). Top seed Michigan State got eliminated by Louisville. There were other games, but you have a TV, right?!?!
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Maurice Jones-Drew, Mark Buehrle, Walter Samuel, Ricardo Zonta, Jason Kidd, Ron Jaworski, Joe Calzaghe, and British athletics legend Sir Roger Bannister. On this day in 1857, Elisha Otis' first elevator was installed at 488 Broadway in New York. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something new about your tongue in the Random Fact section!
High Value - An analysis shows the value that is created for schools that participate in the annual NCAA men's basketball tournament during March Madness. Read here.