The sad news is that this is the last Rudy Report in January, the good news is that February starts tomorrow, but let's not get ahead of ourselves, today on "National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day." Anyways, people make mistakes and lose it sometimes. When you do, you don't want to end up in the news. Especially not like that....
Despite a successful season, the Denver Broncos may not re-sign running back Knowshon Moreno for next season. Manchester United is interested in Bayern Munich star midfielder Toni Kroos. And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks crushed Cleveland.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Mario Williams, Nolan Ryan, Buddy Rice, Vernon Davis, and Danish soccer sensation Kenneth Zohore. On this day in 1990, the first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opened in Moscow. The burgers contained all red meat. Have a great weekend, there is a brand-new Dear Rudy explaining what a New York Minute is, and learn something semi-interesting about the Concorde in the Random Fact section!
Good Investment - A new report shows that Paul Allen's investment as the owner of the Seattle Seahawks was more lucrative than his ownership of Microsoft. Read here.
The Rudy Report is excited about the upcoming Olympic Games in Russia, where self-detonating and grenade throwing will be among several new disciplines, but not yet today on "National Inane Voicemail Message Day." However, the Olympic Games won't be the only highlight of 2014! In Brazil, the greenkeepers are preparing the stadiums so that they look their best in June for the World Cup....
There are rumors that boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has bet $10.4 million on a Denver Broncos Super Bowl victory. Major League Baseball has approved safety caps for pitchers, which are padded. And, in the NHL's second outdoor game at Yankee Stadium, the New York Rangers beat the Islanders 2-1.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Dimitar Berbatov, Dan Hinote, Jalen Rose, Tom Izzo, Curtis Strange, and Estonian hurdling legend Tarmo Jallai. On this day in 1847, Yerba Buena in California was renamed to San Francisco. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something interesting about cats in the Random Fact section!
World Record - Manchester United is set to sign a $108-million per year shirt sponsorship deal with either adidas or Nike, which would be the richest shirt deal ever. Read here.
A Rudy Report is not complete without a first sentence, because without it, it would be hard to write a second sentence, so good thing this is the one, today on "National Puzzle Day." Anyways, when people discover new places, they get the right to name them. You can find such instances all over the world. In the picture below, the discoverer named the region after his ex-wife....
Arsenal London has made a $38 million bid for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku. The Rudy Report is endorsing the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl, since Seattle players are trash-talking New York, because they are jealous. So there! And, in the NBA, the New York Knicks beat Boston.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Martin Schmitt, Rob Bironas, Dominik Hasek, Bob Holly, Eddie Jordan, and Icelandic handball legend Ingimundur Ingimundarson. On this day in 1845, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" was first published in the New York Evening Mirror. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy at the moment, but find out which country has the youngest population in the world in the Random Fact section!
Home Search - The city of Miami and David Beckham have started negotiations for a stadium site that could host a future Major League Soccer franchise. Read here.
It's Super Bowl week as the Rudy Report is getting ready for the biggest game of the year (not counting the Swiss cricket championship), today on "National Fun at Work Day." Anyways, the common perception is that people who read books are smart. Well, that does not always count for the people who are trying to market said products....
Both, Manchester United and Chelsea FC, are fighting to sign defensive talent Luke Shaw from Southampton. Meanwhile, Chelsea will also sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa for $53 million this summer. Peyton Manning announced that he won't retire, even if his team wins the Super Bowl on Sunday. LeBron James will be a free agent this summer and could, although unlikely, rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers. Meanwhile, Brooklyn lost against the Toronto Raptors.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Stephen Gostkowski, Gianluigi Buffon, Gregg Popovich, and Ukrainian weightlifting legend Leonid Zhabotinsky. On this day in 1958, the Lego company patented the design of its Lego bricks, which are still compatible with bricks today. Have a great day, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about the french kiss that you absolutely did not know before in the Random Fact section!
End In Sight - Barclays may end its naming rights sponsorship of the Premier League, saying that the GBP 40 million per year expenditure does not pay off. Read here.
Less, Not More - The city of Glendale is seeing much less revenues from National Hockey League franchise Phoenix Coyotes than previously expected. Read here.
This Rudy Report is like a poem, meaning one of these fancy poems that don't rhyme and therefore are "deeper" and more meaningful than all that regular stuff, today on "National Opposite Day." Anyways, the Olympics are coming up soon and you will get to know new stars and heroes. Even though the guy in the picture below will be part of the Summer Olympics, you better start remembering his name right now. Good luck.
Canada wants to join the bidding for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Carmelo Anthony was voted to be a starter at the NBA ALL-Star game. That's like selecting Michael Vick to be a dogwalker. At the Australian Open, Stanislas Wawrinka beat Rafael Nadal to win his first grand slam tournament title. Li Na won the women's title. In the NBA, the New York Knicks beat the Lakers, while Brooklyn defeated Boston. Batista won the Royal Rumble to earn a title match for the world heavyweight championship at Wrestlemania 30. And, in the NHL, the New York Rangers crushed New jersey 7-3 in the outdoor game at Yankee Stadium.
The Rudy Report says Happy Birthday to Matt Stover, Marat Safin, Cris Collinsworth, Keith Olbermann, and Australian netball sensation Janine Ilitch. On this day in 1967, the New Orleans Saints signed their first player, which was kicker Paige Cothren. Have a great week, there is no new Dear Rudy right now, but learn something about gambling and politics in the Random Fact section!
Value Investing - The new Forbes list of most valuable National Basketball Association franchises lists the New York Knicks as the top team, worth $1.4 billion. Read here.
Getting Ready - The Sacramento Kings have bought the land necessary for the development of a new $448 million NBA arena for their team. Read here.