Like wine, the Rudy Report gets better with age, unlike our (non-existent) competition that is like milk and gets worse with age, like today on "National Public Sleeping Day." Politics is a difficult subject, especially if you don't understand it. Many claim that Obama has been trying to redistribute wealth, which is part of socialism. That is a strong statement, but you can see in the picture that things are happening...
Baseball star Manny Ramirez will play in Taiwan next season. The New England Patriots may add star defender Dwight Freeney to their roster. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks beat Golden State.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Eric Lindros, Brian Billick, Sepp Maier, Dino Zoff, and Slovenian ski jumping legend Primoz Peterka. On this day in 1960, the United States hockey team won the Olympic gold medal after defeating Canada in the final. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about Winston Churchill that you did not know before in the Random Fact section!
Building It - Plans for a $300-million soccer stadium in Flushing, Queens, have been revealed, increasing the likelihood of a second Major League Soccer franchise in New York. Read here.
Deal With The Devils - The city of Newark and NHL franchise New Jersey Devils have reached a new revenue-sharing agreement that will increase taxes and fees for fans. Read here.
You might want to go and sit in the fridge after reading this Rudy Report to warm yourself up, because this edition is cooler than anything else, today on "International Polar Bear Day." Anyways, we know it's still very early in the year. However, we already have conclusive evidence of who will with the "Hair of the Year 2013" award. It's the lucky guy on the right, whose haircut embodies part paint brush, part rooster, and part cigarette bud...
Johnny Damon could rejoin the New York Yankees to replace injured Curtis Granderson for a few months. The San Francisco 49ers may trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs. In the NBA, Brooklyn beat New Orleans. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against Winnipeg, while the Islanders lost against Boston.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Devin Harris, Tony Gonzalez, Colin Edwards, James Worthy, Ron Barassi, and Chinese chess sensation Hou Yifan. On this day in 1964, the government of Italy asked for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something interesting about tennis history in the Random Fact section!
Unexpected Offer - The Sacramento Kings may stay in town and get a new arena after a minority owner made a compelling offer to take over the NBA franchise. Read here.
A new survey has found that 78.4% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over falling down a flight of stairs, which is a solid vote of confidence, today on "National Tell a Fairy Tale Day." We are slowly moving towards Spring, which means that we will see the sun more often. Time to get stylish again and get out your hippest shades...
New York Yankees hitter Curtis Granderson will be out until May after a fastball fractured his right forearm. In Europe, there are discussions to better control soccer player transfer fees. And, no New York teams were playing in either the NBA or the NHL last night.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Emmanuel Adebayor, Jerome Harrison, Marshall Faulk, Pepe, and Chinese tennis sensation Li Na (who has a great name for writing autographs). On this day in 1935, the New York Yankees released Babe Ruth, who went on to sign with the Boston Braves. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about a very untypical NHL lockout from the past in the Random Fact section!
Getting Serious - Officials from the city of Sacramento are now seeking ways to finance a new downtown arena in order to avoid losing NBA franchise Kings to Seattle. Read here.
While other reports tend to be made by Mexicans in China using French technology, the Rudy Report is a high-quality product made by Rudy on his yacht, plane, or mansion, like today on "National Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day." A few days ago, a meteor was freaking out a few Russians in the middle of nowhere. If you know what happens, it can actually be fun to watch. But be careful, whether it's a meteor or a solar eclipse, make sure to protect your eyes...
Jimmie Johnson won NASCAR's Daytona 500, which, from a redneck point of view, was the most important event of the year. In the Premier League, Arsenal, ManU, and Liverpool all won their respective games. ManCity beat Chelsea 2-0 in the top game. Meanwhile, Manchester United is said to be interested in a return of Real Madrid star and former ManU player Cristiano Ronaldo next season for $84 million. In the Milan Derby, AC Milan and Inter Milan had a 1-1 draw. In the NBA, the Knicks beat Philadelphia, while Brooklyn lost against Memphis. And, in the NHL, the Islanders lost against Carolina.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Joakim Noah, Jean Todt, Samaki Walker, and German kayaking legend Birgit Fischer. On this day in 1919, Oregon placed a 1 cent tax on each gallon of gas, becoming the first US state to do so. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something interesting about a British newspaper in the Random Fact section!
Get Low - The first bids for sports entertainment giant AEG have come in at the lower range of the asking price, offering less than $7 billion for a $6 to $10 billion previously expected range. Read here.
The Rudy Report's charitable mission is to help those in dire need of entertainment at work, so please help us support this noble cause, today on "World Thinking Day." Of course, Valentine's Day was last week. However, it's definitely never too late to express your love. This girl right here knows it...
Manchester City is apparently interested in signing Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus for as much as GBP 40 million. Ever wondered why the Rudy Report has not covered the Oscar Pistorius murder story? Well, Rudy thinks the story has no legs... There were no huge trades at the NBA trade deadline. And, in the NHL, the Islanders beat Montreal, while the Rangers lost against Ottawa.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Rajon Rondo, Michael Chang, Pat LaFontaine, Julius Erving, Niki Lauda, and American water polo sensation Robert Weiner Jr. On this day in 1959, Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500 race. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about your morning commute in the Random Fact section!
On The Move - Major League Baseball has finally given guidelines to the Oakland A's about moving to San Jose, which could happen faster now. Read here.