You can rest assured that the Rudy Report loves you (well, most of you), so you can lean back and relax on this special day thanks to a spa-like edition, today on "National Organ Donor Day." Some of you may receive a Valentine's Day card this year. Let's hope it will be as thoughtful as this one from little Donovan...
Next year's Super Bowl in New York City may be played on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, depending on weather conditions. Former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw may consider joining the New York Jets. In the UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid and Manchester United had a 1-1 draw in the week's top game. And, in the NBA, the Knicks lost against Toronto, while Brooklyn beat Denver.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Marian Gaborik, Edinson Cavani, Cadel Evans, Drew Bledsoe, and former Italian cycling legend Gianni Bugno. On this day in 1849, James Knox Polk became the first serving US President to have his photograph taken. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something absolutely unbelievable about Madonna and Celine Dion in the Random Fact section!
Expensive Lockout - A new study finds that the National Hockey League has lost over $300 million in brand value due to the long lockout. Read here.
The Rudy Report would like you to play a little game in which you will send the newest Rudy Report to the next person that e-mails you in your inbox, today on "National Get a Different Name Day." And since it's "National Get a Different Name Day", we have a suggestion for you. This guy right here certainly has a unique name. Something tells me it's not the only time his name will appear in the newspaper...
In the Champions League, Real Madrid will take on Manchester United in the week's top game today. The International Olympic Committee has dropped wrestling from the Olympics, which is a surprise move. In NCAA basketball, Michigan State surprisingly crushed Michigan. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Boston in a shoot-out.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Randy Moss, Sebastian Kehl, Mats Sundin, Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, and Italian soccer referee legend Pierluigi "Kojak" Collina. On this day in 1954, Frank Selvy became the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something interesting about duct tape in the Random Fact section!
Renewed Interest - Some new and some old bidders surface as potential candidates to take over struggling NHL franchise Phoenix Coyotes. Read here.
Unlike other, lesser-known brands, the Rudy Report did not have to advertise in the Super Bowl, because we know that people know, you know, like today on "National Lost Penny Day." Some people think of the Rudy Report as a beautiful piece of art that makes them feel better every day. We cannot agree more! However, not all art makes you feel good...
The Brooklyn Nets are interested in trading for Atlanta Hawks star Josh Smith. They were able to beat Indiana in overtime last night. The next Super Bowl in New York City will not have the NFL Experience, because there is not enough space. Every renter in New York knows that... And, in the NHL, the Islanders lost a high-scoring game against Carolina 6-4.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Robert Griffin III, Brad Keselowski, Antonio Chatman, Gianni Romme, and Austrian soccer sensation Michael Schimpelsberger. On this day in 1914, the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial was put in place in Washington, DC. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about wife carrying that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Keeping The Sox - Boston Red Sox owner John Henry has dismissed rumors of a sale, saying that he plans to keep the MLB franchise. Read here.
It is quite amazing, but despite the fact that February is the shortest month of the year, the Rudy Report still manages to provide the same amount of information as other months for you, like today on "National Make a Friend Day." Somehow, fees that airlines charge never decline. They always increase! Therefore, a savvy traveler needs to be smart and get creative to make the most out of a trip. Like this guy right here, who is a true Rudy Report hero...
After a few large contracts in baseball, it looks like LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw may become the first pitcher to get a $200-million deal. In the Premier League, Chelsea, Arsenal, and ManU all won their respective games, while Manchester City lost against Southampton. In the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Tampa Bay. And, in the NBA, the Knicks lost against the Clippers, while Brooklyn got crushed by San Antonio.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Kelly Slater, Maxime Talbot, Roberto Moreno, and Australian netball legend Vicki Wilson. On this day in 1752, Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, was opened by Benjamin Franklin. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about the largest credit card charge ever in the Random Fact section!
Most Expensive - The Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 are already the most expensive Games every with a price tag of $51 billion, having to deal with several difficult factors. Read here.
A Real Plan - English soccer clubs have agreed on financial control measures that will go into effect soon, and clubs that violates the rules may face point deductions. Read here.
You will be happy to know that the Rudy Report now has more followers on Twitter than the city of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, has inhabitants, which is significant, today on "National Go Fly a Kite Day." As you know, there is a rivalry between the Navy and the Marines. Apparently, there are also different things each group must know...
After a lot of back and forth, Kevin Garnett has opted to stay with the Boston Celtics. The New York Giants have released running back Ahmad Bradshaw. Meanwhile, Super Bowl champs Baltimore Ravens may consider dropping star wide receiver Anquan Boldin. He may go to the New England Patriots. In the NBA, Boston beat the Lakers. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat the Islanders.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Kimbo Slice, Paul "Big Show" Wight, Hristo Stoichkov, and Estonian cross-country skiing legend Andrus Veerpalu. On this day in 1971, the NASDAQ stock exchange opened for the first time. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn about one of the lowest moments in sports history in the Random Fact section!
Not Selling - Florida Marlins owner Jeff Loria has apparently rejected multiple buyout offers for the franchise, including one from former governor Jeb Bush. Read here.
Preparing For A Move - A group led by Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer has officially filed for relocating the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. Read here.
Anonymous Group - An unnamed group of investors has approached English soccer club Birmingham City, ready to make a takeover offer. Read here.