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Common Courtesy

Written by Rudy on October 02, 2012 - 3:33 am -

The Rudy Report would like to complain that the price of gas is increasing too slowly, still leaving enough idiots out on the road that cannot drive, today on "National Name Your Car Day." As you know, Rudy Report readers are amongst the most polite citizens in the world. They always do what's right! And they would agree with this subway ad...

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A new Victoria's Secret store opened at Cowboys Stadium yesterday. That's what Rudy calls innovative! On Monday Night Football, the Dallas Cowboys lost against Chicago. Tony Romo threw 5 interceptions. Did anyone tell him that the guys in blue were not his teammates? With the NHL lockout continuing, a lot of players are temporarily joining teams in Europe. And, in baseball, the Yankees crushed the Red Sox, while the Mets lost against Miami.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Phil Kessel, Tyson Chandler, Thomas Muster, Glenn Anderson, and Greek triple jump sensation Hrysopiyi "Pigi" Devetzi (with names like these, it's no surprise that they are bankrupt...). On this day in 1950, "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz was first published. Have a great day, there is the great new Dear Rudy about a Mets pitching record, and learn something interesting about your brain in the Random Fact section!

Double The Fun - Executive organizers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia have announced that their budget has doubled to $19.2 billion. Read here.

Built Tough

Written by Rudy on October 01, 2012 - 4:23 am -

The Rudy Report would like to welcome you to October, a month in which we will have a lot of fun and learn tremendous things, so keep reading, today on "National Homemade Cookie Day." When you have to fix something in your house, you don't always have all the tools that you need. So what do you do? You get creative! Right here is one way to replace a ladder...

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In the NFL, the Giants lost against Philadelphia after the kicker missed a 54-yard field goal attempt. The Jets got crushed by San Francisco. In the Ryder Cup, Europe beat the United States in a stunning come-from-behind finish to retain the trophy. Rasheed Wallace is joining the New York Knicks, which should further improve the team. In the Premier League, Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 in the top game, while Liverpool and ManCity won their respective games. Manchester United had a 3-2 loss at home against Tottenham. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Toronto, while the Mets lost against Atlanta.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Matt Cain, Mirko Vucinic, Rudi Johnson, Mike Pringle, Alexei Zhamnov, Mark McGwire, and Liberian soccer legend George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah (friends call him George). On this day in 1931, the George Washington Bridge linking New York and New Jersey opened. Have a great day, there is a brand-new Dear Rudy about Mets pitcher RA Dickey, and find out how many people live in Times Square in the Random Fact section!

Stadium One - The Los Angeles City Council has approved AEG's plans for an NFL stadium in downtown, but there are still many uncertainties. Read here.

Stadium Two - NFL franchise Minnesota Vikings has chosen a firm that will be allowed to design and build the team's new $975 million stadium. Read here.

Brand Recognition

Written by Rudy on September 28, 2012 - 8:29 am -

A new calculation has found that the Rudy Report is now worth more than Greece, Lehman Brothers, and the New York Mets combined, which is nice, today on "National Read a Children Book Day." These days, people "like" way too many things on the Internet. If you really like something, don't just click it. Go the extra mile to identify with your favorite brand!

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Formula One is exploring the option of having several high profile Grand Slam races throughout the season to create more hype and have races that count more than others. The Ryder Cup is starting today at the Medinah Country Club near Chicago. In the NFL, Baltimore beat Cleveland in the battle of cities that do no matter. The real referees were back on the field. And, in baseball, the Mets beat Pittsburgh, while the Yankees lost against Toronto.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Kevin Durant, Per Mertesacker, Shelley Duncan, John Paxson, and Belarusian-Spanish handball sensation Siarhei Rutenka. On this day in 1567, the Duke of Alba arrested the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason at dinner. Enjoy! Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about Chicago that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!

Looking Good - The current owner of the Memphis Grizzlies says that the $350 million sale of the franchise to businessman Robert Pera will close soon. Read here.

More Trouble - Aside from the looming sale of AEG, the company's NFL project in Los Angeles is facing further roadblocks as architects criticize the current design. Read here. 

The Right Moment

Written by Rudy on September 27, 2012 - 12:16 pm -

While there are so many people protesting about all different kinds of stuff around the world all the time, the Rudy Report is here to cheer you up and celebrate, today on "National Ancestor Appreciation Day." A great photographer is hard to find. Not only does one have to have a great camera and a keen eye for locations. No! A great photographer has also the ability to capture exactly the right moment...

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The NFL and the referees finally have agreed on a deal for a new collective bargaining agreement. It means that real refs will be back this week, while the other refs can go back to working at Foot Locker. Premier League club Chelsea FC is planning on signing Atletico Madrid striker Falcao for $73 million. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Minnesota, while the Mets had a win against Pittsburgh.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jon Garland, Francesco Totti, Steve Kerr, and Bruneian swimming sensation Anderson Lim. On this day in 1777, Lancaster, PA, became the US capital for four days. That is until everyone realized they made a mistake. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something very important to improve your bowling game in the Random Fact section!

Mega Deal - LA's richest man Patrick Soon-Shiong and new Dodgers owners Guggenheim Partners are planning to make a joint bid for AEG to dominate sports in the city. Read here.

Open Threat - The owner of the Edmonton Oilers is considering moving the NHL franchise to Seattle if no arena deal is reached soon. Read here.

World Peas

Written by Rudy on September 26, 2012 - 8:28 am -

For some reason September felt particularly short as we already approach October, which is typically followed by November, if historic data holds, but not yet today on "National Pancake Day." The world is full of conflicts and wars. It's really a shame. Peace is a very valuable good. But some people want to give other things a chance as well...

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The NFL confirmed that it stands by the terrible call from Monday, giving the victory to the Seattle Seahawks. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Minnesota, while the Mets had a loss against Pittsburgh.

The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Michael Ballack, Joe Nemechek, and Kenyan marathon running legend Robert "Mwafrika" Kipkoech Cheruiyot (great nickname). On this day in 1981, pitcher Nolan Ryan wrote baseball history by throwing his fifth no-hitter. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something fascinating about beans in the Random Fact section!

Coveted Assets - Insiders at AEG say that there have already been dozens of investors interested in buying the sports entertainment giant. Read here.

In Doubt - There may be no Formula One race in New Jersey next year as the contract has become invalid and financial doubts remain. Read here.

New Stadium - The American owners of Premier League club Liverpool FC have finally come up with a plan to build a new GBP 150 million stadium. Read here.