Be careful, because reading the Rudy Report can be considered a performance-enhancing substance, making you stronger and fitter, like today on "National Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day." Everyone loves pretzels, even people that hate puppies. It's certainly a delicious treat. Let's hope they don't run out before you get your hands on one...
Celtics star Kevin Garnett is now also drawing interest from the Denver Nuggets. More players, such as MVP Ryan Braun, are surfacing on the performance-enhancing drug list of baseball players. Chelsea FC has expressed interest in Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp. And, in the NBA, the Knicks lost against Washington, while the Nets beat Detroit.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Matthew Stafford, Steven Stamkos, Daniel Van Buyten, Paul Comrie, Peter Bondra, and Korean ice hockey sensation Lee Don-ku. On this day in 1962, the United States banned all Cuban exports and imports... except for cigars, which every cigar dealer in the country has "under the table." Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something interesting about ZZ Top in the Random Fact section!
Soccer Tax - A new report suggests that European soccer clubs need to have a luxury tax on player salaries similar to the system in the NBA. Read here.
Extended Stay - The mayor of Sacramento is confident that there will be a plan in place soon that will allow NBA franchise Sacramento Kings to stay in town. Read here.
A new survey has found that 72.1% of readers think that the Rudy Report is more credible than football player Manti Te'o, which makes us incredibly credible, today on "National Lame Duck Day." More than everything has been said about gun control in the United States. So let us chime in! Guns are okay, as long as they are in the hands of the right people...
There are rumors that Bayern Munich is interested in signing Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. In the NBA, the Brooklyn Nets lost at home against the Lakers. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against New Jersey, while the Islanders lost against Pittsburgh.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Kris Humphries, Ty Warren, Ricky Barnes, Cam Cameron, and Chinese swimming sensation Yang Yu. On this day in 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles found Singapore! It was just lying around somewhere... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out something interesting about a game in the Random Fact section!
The Ravens Trade - A new article looks at how the Super Bowl victory of the Baltimore Ravens may affect the stock market. Read here.
Going Forward - The Phoenix Coyotes remain on sale and officials are confident that any new buyer will keep the NHL franchise in town. Read here.
While on its Annual Winter Break, the Rudy Report actually broke a significant barrier and now officially has more than 100,000 followers on Twitter, which is nice, today on "World Nutella Day." Gas prices are rising again, which can lead to inflation. Stupidity may inflate as a result. All of a sudden, filling a gas tank becomes a stretch for many families...
The Los Angeles Clippers may be interested in signing Celtics star Kevin Garnett. Europol has discovered the biggest sports betting scandal in history, saying that more than 380 European soccer games had been manipulated. The next Super Bowl will be held in New York City, and there may be no halftime show due to the cold climate. And, in the NBA, the Knicks beat Detroit.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Don Cherry, Neymar, Sven-Goeran Eriksson, Hank Aaron, Gheorghe Hagi, and Spanish golf legend Jose Maria Olazabal. On this day in 1998, author Tom Clancy made an offer to buy the Minnesota Vikings for $200 million, which was later withdrawn. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but find out something interesting about the Rhodes Scholar program in the Random Fact section!
Coming To America - The Qatari owners of club Paris Saint-Germain, who signed David Beckham, are hoping that the star will help them acquire a Major League Soccer franchise. Read here.
Bulking Up - European soccer governing body UEFA has found that 46 teams would require additional funds once new financial controls are in place. Read here.
Last year, the Rudy Report produced a total of 215 reports, which equals the record set in 2009, and we did this reporting through a hurricane, which shows our strength and power, today on "National Create a Vacuum Day." Now that the Super Bowl is over, we are just one month away from the NCAA college basketball tournament, which is commonly referred to as "March Madness." The focus will be on the men, but women have been making headlines, too...
In the Super Bowl, Baltimore defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31, just like the Rudy Report predicted. Quarterback Joe Flacco became the MVP of the game. Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez is planning to play for the Yankees this season, despite ongoing problems and allegations of drug use. In the Premier League, Arsenal, ManU, and Tottenham won their respective games, Chelsea lost, while ManCity had a 2-2 draw against Liverpool in the top game. In the NBA, the Knicks beat Sacramento. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers beat Tampa Bay.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Jason Kapono, Oscar de la Hoya, Lawrence Taylor, and Swiss alpine skiing legend Pirmin Zurbriggen. On this day in 2004, Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something very interesting about the inventor of the Richter Scale in the Random Fact section!
Close To Closing - There are three groups of bidders left in the race to acquire AEG, and the winning bidder could reshape the sports landscape in the United States. Read here.
Spending Increase - Premier League clubs have spent almost $200 million for player transfers in January, which is twice as much as last year, but short of a record. Read here.
Few people actually know that the Rudy Report has inspired many authors to write other famous works, such as Shakespeare, who went on to write "Hamlet," or J.K. Rowling, who, of course, got inspired to write the Bible, and maybe you will get into the spirit, too, today on "International Expect Success Day." Confidence is a good thing. Being overly confident is not. There may be more reasons to arrest the guy in the picture than this...
Paris St. Germain has signed soccer superstar David Beckham, where he will earn GBP 150,000 per week for an initial 6-month contract. The star, however, is said to donate all the money to charity. The New York Yankees may be interested in Cleveland player Travis Hafner. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers lost against Pittsburgh, while the Islanders beat New Jersey in overtime.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Phil Ivey, Graeme "Biff" Smith, Michelle Akers, Mark Recchi, and Canadian taekwondo sensation Karine Sergerie. On this day in 1790, the Supreme Court of the United States convened for the first time in New York City. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about salad that you did not know for sure in the Random Fact section!
Can't Be True - It looked like the Phoenix Coyotes could be sold to Greg Jamison, but now he does not have enough money and another group may step up with a $170 million bid. Read here.
New Rules - The Spanish soccer league has agreed on a new set of financial rules that should stabilize the finances of its clubs. Read here.
Main Shark - German billionaire Hasso Plattner is now the majority owner of NHL franchise San Jose Sharks after buying out two partners. Read here.