While nearly every country in this world is implementing austerity measures to survive, there will be no cuts whatsoever (just like in Greece, let's be honest) at the Rudy Report, always and today on "National Star Wars Day" (May the Fourth be with you...). As you know, Rudy has traveled everywhere and is a true citizen of the world. When you travel a lot, you learn how to handle things right. This guy has clearly figured it out...
The New York Knicks are finally back to their old strength from previous seasons, losing Game 3 against Miami. They now trail 3-0 in the series and are considering changing their name to Mets. In the NHL, New Jersey beat Philadelphia to take a 2-1 series lead. And, in baseball, Mariano Rivera injured himself before the game, and the Yankees ended up losing against Kansas City.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Rory McIlroy, Cesc Fabregas, Andrew Raycroft, and Bulgarian soccer legend Georgi Asparuhov. On this day in 1959, the first Grammy awards were held. Have a great weekend, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about your belt in the Random Fact section!
Looming Overhaul - The governor of the Bank of England says that Premier League teams need to reevaluate their finances as new rules may be in place soon. Read here.
Preferred Customer - US businessman Bill Miller has been named preferred bidder for the acquisition of struggling Scottish club Glasgow Rangers. Read here.
Several people have described reading the Rudy Report as feeling like you perform a bungee jump without a rope, but then when you land, you survive, which may or may not be a solid endorsement and should get you ready for this, today on "National Hug Your Cat Day." For some reason, a lot of people have their birthdays in May. Have you ever noticed that? And that's the case every year! Anyways, birthday celebrations can be fun, but you really always need someone that can break the ice and get the party started...
While Amar'e Stoudemire is favorite to win the "Idiot of the Year" award, teammate Tyson Chandler is likely to become "NBA Defensive Player of the Year." Manchester United is planning on spending GBP 100 million on new players for next season. Former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau died yesterday after committing suicide. The NFL has suspended four players of the New Orleans Saints as a result of the bounty scandal. In baseball, the Yankees lost against Baltimore, while the Mets lost against Houston. And, in the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers beat Washington in TRIPLE overtime, thanks to a goal by Marian Gaborik, now leading the series 2-1.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Joseph Addai, Lawrence Tynes, Ron Hextall, and British sprinting legend Allan Wells. On this day in 1957, Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agreed to move the franchise to Los Angeles. And that's when all the trouble started... Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about olives that may be of value to you in the Random Fact section!
Finally Done - The sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers to a group led by executives from Guggenheim Partners has finally been completed, ending a long ownership saga. Read here.
Inching Closer - The sale of the St. Louis Blues is dragging on, but both parties agree that the deal will close very shortly. Read here.
There are now more Twitter followers for the Rudy Report than there are employees for Apple and Facebook combined, which really doesn't mean anything, like most statistics that are simply muddled together for no reason, today on "National Take a Baby to Lunch Day." The wedding season is underway and most weddings will look exactly the same. To impress your guests, you need to do spectacular things. Like performing an awesome breakdance....
Roy Hodgson has been hired as the coach of the English national soccer team. Knicks player Amar'e Stoudemire is making a push for "Rudy Report Athlete of the Year 2012" as he punched glass and injured his hand after the Knicks' last loss against Miami. He may be out for the series/season. And, in baseball, the Yankees lost against Baltimore, while the Mets lost against Houston.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Kyle Busch, Brad Richards, David Beckham, and British snooker legend Jimmy "The Whirlwind" White. On this day in 1918, General Motors acquired Chevrolet. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but learn something about hot dog vendors in New York City in the Random Fact section!
Delay Of Game - The sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers has not closed on time, because lawyers are still weeding through details, but the deal is not in danger. Read here.
May is finally here, and that is usually one of the twelve strongest months of the year for the Rudy Report, so get excited, today on "National Couple Appreciation Day." Equestrian competitions at the Olympics are usually most watched by 14-year old girls with pigtails. However, the sport can be quite tough, and the equestrians have to deal with a lot. But if you're lucky, you may get some ass...
Knicks guard Jeremy Lin may return to the team for Game 4 of the series against Miami. The Knicks are down 2-0 in the series against the Heat, after losing once again. In the Premier League, Manchester City beat Manchester United 1-0 in a crucial game that could secure ManCity's first championship since 1968. The game was viewed by more than 650 million people. In the NHL, the Rangers lost against Washington, which means that the series is now tied at 1-1. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Baltimore, while the Mets tried very hard to forget the past few seasons.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Wes "Butterfinger" Welker, David Backes, Curtis Martin, Oliver Bierhoff, Olaf Thon, and Samoan rugby legend Earl Va'a. On this day in 1927, the first cooked meals on a scheduled flight were introduced on an Imperial Airlines flight from London to Paris. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about the history of speed limits in the Random Fact section!
Coming Closer - The Anaheim Angels may be looking for a new stadium, which could be in downtown Los Angeles, close to the Dodgers. Read here.
Trying Hard - Former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley is reportedly making an aggressive push to acquire the San Diego Padres. Read here.
A new survey has found that 71.1% of readers prefer reading the Rudy Report over an agricultural internship in North Korea, which is a solid endorsement for us, today on "National Haircut Appreciation Day." Women are an important part of society. The Rudy Report knows that, and that is why we are proud that women have been allowed to read the Rudy Report since 2010. Not everyone is as forward-thinking and tolerant as us, however. But a modern woman can deal with any situation. There are books that tell you exactly how...
In the NBA playoffs, the Knicks got destroyed by Miami in Game One. Even worse, Chicago Bull Derrick Rose tore his ACL and is out for the season. Meanwhile, in the NHL playoffs, the New York Rangers took a 1-0 series lead with their 3-1 win against Washington. In the Premier League, the crucial, championship-deciding game between Manchester United and Manchester City will take place today. Rudy thinks ManU will prevail. And, in baseball, the Yankees beat Detroit, while the Mets beat Colorado.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Michael Waltrip, Isiah Thomas, Troy Williamson, and Indian cricket prodigy Rohit Sharma (no, not that Rohit Sharma, and not that Rohit Sharma, but THAT Rohit Sharma; name creativity in India knows no boundaries). On this day in 1916, the Chicago Cubs played their first game at Wrigley Field. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about your fingers in the Random Fact section!
Wanting More - Alisher Usmanov, who owns 30% of Premier League club Arsenal London, has said that he plans to increase his stake once again. Read here.
Dropping Out - The future of Scottish soccer club Glasgow Rangers remains in doubt as one participant in a consortium of potential buyers drops out. Read here.