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Brand Recognition

Written by Rudy on July 09, 2013 - 5:27 am -

We are racing towards the Annual Rudy Report Summer Break, which will begin on Friday and end on Monday, September 2nd, but we still have more to report, today on "National Tell The Truth Day." Let's face it. Not every brand is as strong as the Rudy Report. For example, Coca-Cola needs to advertise all the time in order to stay on people's minds. Finding the right slogan can be helpful and Nokia in China has gotten it right....

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Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has transferred to Italian club Florence. He will be replaced by Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, who will join Bayern next season. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Kansas City, while the Mets played against San Francisco. Yes, the played a game. You want results? Rudy is not your nanny, we have more important things to discuss.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Trent Green, Gianluca Vialli, Kevin Nash, O.J. Simpson, Jim Paxson, and Dutch speed skating sensation Jochem Uytdehaage. On this day in 1981, the game "Donkey Kong" was released by Nintendo, which marked the debut of future mascot Mario. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but you can learn something interesting about vomiting in the Random Fact section!

On The Move - The New York Islanders are getting ready for their move to Brooklyn, and the current owner says that he has no intentions to sell the franchise. Read here.

One Up

Written by Rudy on July 08, 2013 - 9:37 am -

Monday is here, you are here, and, of course, the Rudy Report is also here for you to help you through this day, today on "Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day." Anyways, it's always great to have a personalized license plate. That way, you can really be creative. These folks in the picture below did a Rudy-approved job....

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Napoli striker Edinson Cavani will transfer to Paris Saint-Germain for 63 million Euros after weeks of speculation, having been linked to many European top clubs. Andy Murray became the first Brit in 77 years to win the men's Wimbledon title, defeating Novak Djokovic in the final. Marion Bartoli won the women's championship at Wimbledon, looking like she is better suited for Strong Man competitions. Chris Weidman beat Anderson Silva to become the new UFC middleweight champion in a somewhat upset victory. Jimmie Johnson became the first NASCAR driver to win the Daytona 500 twice in one year. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees lost against Baltimore, while the Mets beat Milwaukee.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Robbie Keane, Todd Martin, Alexei Gusarov, and Welsh rugby legend Neil Jenkins. On this day in 1889, the first issue of the Wall Street Journal was published. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out why it is important to play video games in the Random Fact section!

Star Power - A recent article in the Wall Street Journal details how star power in tennis grand slam finals is important to make advertising effective. Read here.

Summer League

Written by Rudy on July 05, 2013 - 5:18 am -

There are rumors that the World Health Organization may actually approve the Rudy Report as an official vaccine against boredom, so get your fix, today on "National Bikini Day." Except for baseball, there is not much sports during the summer months. However, recreational summer leagues are a big hit every year, especially in basketball. Unless you have to defend against this guy....

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Joey Chestnut won the 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, eating a record 69 hot dogs. New York Knicks sixth man J.R. Smith has agreed to stay with the team for another four years. Dwight Howard may join the Dallas Mavericks. Sabine Lisicki will take on Marion Bartoli in the women's final at Wimbledon. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Minnesota, while the Mets lost against Arizona.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to John LeClair, Nicolas Kiefer, Gianfranco Zola, Goose Gossage, and Swiss cycling legend Alex Zuelle. On this day in 1996, Dolly the Sheep became the first mammal cloned from an adult cell. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out why koala bears are no fun in bars in the Random Fact section!

Complete Change - After finally reaching an arena agreement, the Phoenix Coyotes sale is likely to go through, which will also come with a rebranding. Read here.

Citi Bike

Written by Rudy on July 04, 2013 - 6:04 am -

Your attention should turn to the Hudson River in New York City where there will be fireworks celebrating the Rudy Report, today on "National Nude Recreation Day." Well, by now, you have heard about the Citi Bike. You can pick up bicycles everywhere in the city and park them almost anywhere without owning one. However, this is not for real Rudy Report readers. We prefer motorized bikes, like this one right here....

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Continuing to build a roster for next season, the New York Knicks may also add Elton Brand. The Detroit Pistons could acquire Celtics guard Rajon Rondo. Meanwhile, college basketball coach Brad Stevens from Butler will be leading Boston in the new NBA season. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Minnesota, while the Mets lost against Arizona.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Horace Grant, Henri Leconte, Alfredo di Stefano, Floyd Little, John Sterling, and Bruneian running sensation Ak Hafiy Tajuddin Rositi (takes longer to spell his name than to run a race). On this day in 2004, the cornerstone of One World Trade was laid on the site of the former World Trade Center in New York. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but you can learn something about hockey history in the Random Fact section!

Creative Investing - A new report profiles a hedge fund that invests in the careers of budding soccer stars, but it is backed by questionable sources. Read here.

Bigger In Texas - Texas sports teams may have an advantage when it comes to signing players, because the state does not have a personal income tax. Read here.

Approved - A successful vote by the Glendale city council on arena lease payments to the owners may result in the Phoenix Coyotes being sold and staying in town for at least five years. Read here. 

What's In A Name?

Written by Rudy on July 03, 2013 - 4:48 am -

Despite other sites being lazy and not reporting on Independence Day, you can expect a brand-new Rudy Report tomorrow, but first we are here today on "National Compliment Your Mirror Day." By now, the Rudy Report has a stronger brand value than Enron, Lehman Brothers, and the New York Mets combined. That is because we stand for quality and reliability. Not everyone that chose a good name can live up to it though....

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Bayern Munich is said to be offering more than $50 million for Chelsea defender David Luiz as the team is trying to get even stronger this season. NBA star Dwight Howard could join the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent. In the NHL, the New York Islanders have bought out goalie Rick DiPietro's insanely pricey contract. He will still get $1.5 million every year until 2029. And, in baseball, the New York Yankees beat Minnesota, while the Mets lost against Arizona. Meanwhile, Cincinnati pitcher Homer Bailey threw the second no-hitter of his career.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Sebastian Vettel, Teemu Selanne, Brian Cashman, Richard Hadlee, and Ugandan soccer sensation Godfrey Walusimbi. On this day in 1884, Dow Jones and Company published its first stock average. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but read an amazing story from tennis history in the Random Fact section!

Good Rating - Credit Suisse says that 21st Century Fox's upcoming sports channel will lead to increased revenues and an upside for the stock. Read here.