Wednesday, November 30, 2005


1954 - In Sylacauga, AL, Elizabeth Hodges was injured when a meteorite crashed through the roof of her house. The rock weighed 8½-pounds.IT ALWAYS HAPPENS IN ALABAMA

HO HO HO!! Santa George is giving out gifts!!

Santa George is giving out gifts so check to see what you might have got and if you have been bad or good.....
Keith--A Texas Longhorn NCAA Football National Champions hat for your wall of hats
Andrew-A smaller version of the same hat so your Daddy wont make you wear a UVA or CH hat
Al--You got Donna so Christmas is set for you but will still give you a tape of the 89 Wilkesboro race so you can finally see that Rudd took out Earnhardt
Bobby and Claire--Detention at Nagshead
Gary--The 2 front teeth of Bobby Clarke (flyer legend) I bought off ebay
Donna--You get Al(sorry) and all my wifes Elliott Sadler stuff..Im sick of looking at it not too mention its clogging up space in my Earnhardt room
Mick-- A TV show in his honor-"The Best Dang Blog Place on the Net"
Scott--Go-kart driving lessons from Taco
Les- A Super Bowl title for our beloved Steelers
Dale Earnhardt Jr.--06 NASCAR title
If I have missed you dont fear Santa might be back before the holiday to give back again to the community...Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!


Yesterday was a wild day weather wise, first it was windy all day and then we got some t-storms last night with some pretty sharp lightning. There was also a tornado watch out last night here in CH for about 6 hours, the western part of Virginia had some flash flooding and schools had to close early and some roads were washed away in those areas. The Richmond Riverdogs will be back in action tonight at the RC against the Adirondack Frostbite, the Dogs have won 5 of there last 6 games and hopefuly there winning ways will continue tonight. The Colonials girls basketball team opens it's season tonight at Midlothian. The UVA basketball team is also back in action tonight as it hosts Northwestern at 8pm. MICKEY

"There's no perfect coach in the world, ... Coaches are human, too. Mistakes are made. But, fundamentally, if you're sound you eliminate as many mistakes as possible."
Wayne Gretzky

Singer Billy Idol is 50
Football and baseball player Bo Jackson is 43

Tuesday, November 29, 2005



1961 - The Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft was launched by the U.S. with Enos the chimp on board. The craft orbited the earth twice before landing off Puerto Rico. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


The Indianapolis Colts are now 11-0 with a 26-7 win over the Steelers last night. I still think they will lose at least one game this during the regular season and I don't think they will even make the Super Bowl. Is is going to be another very mild day here in CH whick is ok with me, the temps are suppose to be around 70 but there is a very good chance of rain. Basketball season starts wed night for the CHHS girls team and friday night for the CHHS boys team, I will keep everybody updated on the scores on the blog. MICKEY

Just because Fate doesn't deal the right cards doesn't mean you should give up... it just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.
Les Brown

Vin Scully Sportscaster is 78

Monday, November 28, 2005


1925 - The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


Well mom will be heading back to Tussing Elementary today and returning to her old job again until they can find someone else to replace the lady who left a dew weeks ago for another job. The Richmond Riverdogs beat Roanoke again sunday in a shootout 3-2 in Roanoke, the Dogs are off until wed night when the play host to the Icehawks. The Packers and Redskins both lasot again on sunday with GB losing to the Eagles 19-14 and the Redskins blowing a game that they should have won in OT to San Diego 23-17. The Steelers have big monday night game at Indy tonight against the undefeated Colts. The UVA basketball team suffered it's first lost last night falling to Arizona 81-51, it was a close game at half but the Wildcats dominated the 2nd half. It looks like it is going to be pretty warm the first few days this week, but there is also a chance of rain here in CH. While mom is heading by to work dad will be heading down to KDH for a few days. MICKEY

"A joke's a very serious thing."
Charles Churchill

Paul Shaffer Bandleader (''Late Show With David Letterman'') is 56

Sunday, November 27, 2005


I thought I would try some polls on the blog, let me know if you like them or not, MICKEY


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The ECU Pirates ended the 2005 football season on a winning note yesterday beating the UAB Blazers 31-23 and ending the season on a two game winning streak. This years ECU team was much better than the teams of the last two years and it looks like Skip Holtz may have started to the program back around. The UVA Cavs lost a tough one to Miami 25-17 in Miami, that score was much closer than I thought it would be after the dismal performance Va Tech. The Ga Bulldogs held on last night to defeat Ga tech 14-7 in Atlanta, things got a little test with less than two minutes left when the Yellow Jackets got the ball inside Ga 20 but then threw an int to end the game. The Richmond Spiders won there first round playoff game in the I-AA playoffs beating Hampton last night 38-10, the Spiders now will play Furman at home next saturday. The Richmond Riverdogs got back on track last night knocking off the Roanoke Valley Vipers 5-4 in the 13 round of the shootout, towords the end of the game tempers flaired and that what these photos from. The photos were taken by the Dogs team photographer. It seems like every time I miss a game things get a little interesting. The Redskins have tough game today as San Diego comes to play the Skins, GB is at Philadelphia in game they might have a shot in, and Pittsburgh will be at Indy on monday night football. I still haven't quite finished all my christmas shopping but I am getting closer. MICKEY

I never lost a game. I just ran our of time.
Bobby Layne

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia is 50


1701 - Anders Celsius was born in Sweden. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Saturday, November 26, 2005


1998 - Hulk Hogan announced that he was retiring from pro wrestling and would run for president in 2000. JUST THOUGHT YOU MIGHT BE A HULKAMANIAC.


The Richmond Riverdogs winning streak ended at 3 games last night as the Danbury Trashers defeated the Dogs 3-1 at the RC. The Trashers dominated the game all night and Dogs really were in it. Coach Robbie Nichols was ejected with 10 seconds left in the game for arguing a puck hit with a high stick call, he became very animated before he was tossed and then confronted all three officials after the game as they were trying to leave the ice. There is a good chance that he won't be behind the bench tonight when the play Roanoke. I am leaving at 8am this morning heading down to Greenville, NC to see ECU play UAB, kickoff is set for 12pm. It is suppose to be a bit warmer the next few days than has been with temps climbing back into the 60's by monday and tuesday, for late November that is very warm but that's ok with me. MICKEY

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
Andrew Carnegie

Joe Nichols Country singer is 29

Friday, November 25, 2005


1920 - The first play-by-play broadcast of a football game was aired in College Station, TX. The game was between the University of Texas and Texas A&M. JUST THOUGT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


Well after a day off for thanksgiving I am ready for the weekend. Tonight I am going to see if the Riverdogs can continue there winning streak at the RC against the Danbury Trashers. The Dogs look like they might have turned things around a bit, hopefully it will continue tonight. On saturday I am going down to see ECU play against the UAB Blazers, the Blazers are favored by 5. Well if you haven't started your christmas shopping yet then today is day you need to get started, the big box reatilers opened up early for you today and there are plenty of specials out there if you get there early. Well I hope everybody had a good thanksgiving. MICKEY

When walking through the "valley of shadows," remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.
H.K. Barclay

Amy Grant Singer-TV host (''Three Wishes'') is 45
Donovan McNabb Football player is 29

Thursday, November 24, 2005


I was just wondering if anybody can find one of the GOULDER boys in this photo. MICKEY


I just thought I would wish everybody a HAPPPY THANKSGIVING. It is a cool blustery morning here in CH. I took this photo of what it looked like at about 7:30am this morning. I did make it down to the Wal-Mart around 6:45am and they did have the donuts ready so my day has got off to a pretty good start. The Riverdogs won again last night 4-1 over the Danbury Trashers in CN, the Dogs now have won three in a row and play Danbury again friday night at the RC. I am going down to see the ECU Pirates play again this saturday in Greenville, NC they are playing the UAB Blazers. Friday is black friday for all you shoppers out there, if you are true shopper you will be up at 5am when most of the stores open. Well again HAPPY THANKSGIVING and try not to eat to much turkey. MICKEY

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.
Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.
Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke

Oscar Robertson Bsaketball hall-of-famer 67


1903 - Clyde J. Coleman received the patent for an electric self-starter for an automobile. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


i am so thankful to have such wonderful friends. i am so lucky to have each of you. scott JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


1889 - The first jukebox made its debut in San Francisco, at the Palais Royale Saloon. JUST THOUGHT YOU MIGHT REMEMBER HOW MANY SONGS FOR A QUARTER.


There are all kinds of rumors going around CH that mom maybe out of retirement and going back to Tussing Elementary to help out for a while since the computer teacher hast left. Stay tuned for further details. It has stopped raining here in CH and I am glad it has, my feet got wet the last few days and that makes me feel miserable. There is slight chance of snow showers tonight and Thanksgiving is looking like a nice day with temps in the upper 50's before it turns moch colder for the weekend. The Riverdogs will try to extend it's winning streak to 3 games tonight in Danbury, CT. MICKEY Posted by Picasa

The most important thing in life is not to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The really important thing is to profit from your losses.
William Bolitho

Bruce Hornsby Rock musician 51

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


1718 - English pirate Edward Teach (a.k.a. "Blackbeard") was killed during a battle off the coast of North Carolina. British soldiers cornered him aboard his ship and killed him. He was shot and stabbed more than 25 times. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW. since the coast of north carolina came up in this post i thought it would be a good time to let bobby know that his expert skills as the lucky dog chef will be in high demand this coming july 8-15,as the woodfin clan will be moving in next door at the beach.



I wonder what these two are laughing about. MICKEY Posted by Picasa


The GB Packers rough season continued last night as the Packers fell to the Minnesota Vikings 20-17 on a field goal as time ran out. It did look at times like Pack might win there secon in row but it just isn't meant to be for the Pack this year. It is still raining here in CH this morning and the temp has dropped from yesterday and it appears that it is going to rain at least thru the morning hours, I guess rain is better than snow. I have had a tough time getting my exercise in the last few days since my treadmill is on the blink, I think I am going to have to put it out to pasture and by a new one. I did go throw some batting practice and run on the treadmill at a undisclosed place in Petersburg last night, so I was able to get some exercise last night. For all those who haven't started there christmas shopping time is running out, don't forget this friday is black friday. MICKEY

Have a good day, count your blessings, and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.
Racheal Gordon

Guion S. Bluford astronaut is 63

Monday, November 21, 2005


On Nov. 21, 1877, inventor Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Stewart Wins Nextel Cup, Dogs Win Again

Tony Stewart captured his second Nextel Cup of his career sunday and third for Joe Gibbs Racing. Stewart didn't have a great day during the race but did what he had to do to win the championship. Greg Biffle won race and he and Carl Edwards finished tied for 2nd in the final point standings for 2005. The Redskins and Steelers on the other hand both had bad days sunday, the Redskin losing to Oakland 16-13, and the Steelers losing in OT to the Ravens 16-13 also. The Packers play Minnesota tonight on monday night football. The Riverdogs won there second game in as many days defeating Elmira 4-3 in a shootout, the Dogs are until wednesday when they travel to Danbury before returning home on friday and saturday nights. It looks like it is going to be a very wet day here in CH, there is a 100% chance of rain today and thep will be in the low to mid 50's. I hope everybody is getting ready for Thanksgiving. MICKEY

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

Stan Musial baseball hall-of-famer is 85
Ken Griffey Jr. baseball player is 36

Sunday, November 20, 2005


The Richmond Riverdogs got there first home win of the season last night defeating the Elmira Jackals 3-2, the same two teams play again this afternoon at 4:05 at the RC. There were some good college football games yesterday but UVA sure wasn't one of them. The Cavs were pounded on both sides of the ball in the 52-14 loss to Va Tech, they sure looked terrible and it might be even worst next week at Miami. Meanwhile ECU got a come from behind win over Marshall defeating them 34-29 in West Va, the pirates will finish out the season next saturday at home against UAB, Ga pounded Kentucky 45-13 yesterday in the SEC. In maybe the best game of the day USC beat Fresno St 50-43, there was plenty of offense in this game for sure. The last race of the season is today Florida, Carl Edwards will start on the pole this afternoon in the Ford 400. Tony Stewart starts the race this afternoon with a 52 point lead over Jimmy Johnson, hopefully Stewart will win the Nextel Cup today. MICKEY

I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that didn't work out. That's when I've really learned.
Carol Burnett

Richard Dawson Actor-game show host (Hogan's Heroes)is 73 today.
Dierks Bentley country singer is 30 today.
Josh Turner country singer is 28 today.

Saturday, November 19, 2005


1895 - The "paper pencil" was patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


Well the CH Colonials had good season finishing up 7-4 for the season. Last night at Matoaca the Colonials just couldn't get on track and Matoaca appeared to be running on all cylinders. Next up for the Colonials will be boys and girls basketball which practice has already started. I have posted a few photos from last nights game that Al took, and yest it was very cold. Today in college football the Va Tech Hockies visit the UVA, Tech is favored by 7. Also today the GA Bulldogs are favored by 27 against Kentucky today, Ohio St-3 at Michigan, Alabam at Auburn-7 and Fresno St at USC-24. The Riverdogs are back at home tonight after losing again last night 4-1, at this rate they might not win 5 games before Christmas. Qualifying will be held today for the race at Homestead sunday, the truck race and Busch Series will aslo be held today. MICKEY

"If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time."
Fran Tarkenton

Talk show host Larry King turns 72 years old today.

Friday, November 18, 2005


1951 - Chuck Connors (Los Angeles Angels) became the first player to oppose the major league draft. Connors later became the star of the television show "The Rifleman." JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


The playoffs start tonight and for the first time since 1995 the Colonials will be in it, I said earlier it was 1989 but I stand corrected. Tonight the Colonials travel to Matoaca for rematch of game played two weeks ago in which Matoaca won 48-28 in game the Colonials moved the ball well on offense but turned the ball over to much. It is going to be cold and I just checked the temp for kickoff and now the weather underground predicts the temp to be around 35 at kickoff and below freezing by games end. I think that this is going to be a very close game and who ever gets the big break will win it. The winner of tonights game will face the winner of the other DIV 5 game between Huguenot at Deep Run next friday. In DIV 6 Highland Springs will be at Meadowbrook and Patrick Henry will be at LC Bird. In NC Williamston travels to Manteo in the second round of the NC playoffs. The Nextel Cup Series is at Homestead FL for the final race of the 2005 schedule, Tony Stewart is in the drivers seat for the title but Jimmy Johnson still has a shot at it. The Riverdogs are in Adirondack again tonight before returning home saturday night and sunday afternoon against Elmira. MICKEY

In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
Robert Collier

Gary Sheffield baseball player is 37 today.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Keith's Playoff Picks

Here we go with Friday's game, dress warmly.

Meadowbrook 15
Highland Springs 14

Bird 21
Patrick Henry 14

Deep Run 17
Hugenot 13

Matoaca 35
Colonial Heights 21


Here is photo someone sent me taken just a few weeks ago on Halloween. MICKEY


1913 - In Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm banned the armed forces from dancing the tango.


It is a very cold and blustery morning here in CH, what a difference a day makes. It is 43 and still dropping this morning. I just looked at forecast for friday night football game at Matoaca and all I can say is that you better bundle up, at kickoff the temp is suppose to around 37 and it will fall to about freezing by about 10pm. I got a bit cold last friday and it never got 37 last week. The Riverdogs got pounded again last night losing to Adirondack 7-2, they play them again friday night and it will be another long night for the Dogs. Did everybody see Andrews pick for friday night, it looks like he respects all the team in the playoffs except the Colonials, I want to know what he predicts the Va Tech and UVA game score to be saturday. MICKEY

The most important thing in life is not to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The really important thing is to profit from your losses.
William Bolitho

Tom Seaver baseball hall-of-famer is 61 today.
Jim Boeheim college basketball coach is 61 today.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Andrew's Playoff Picks

Andrew wanted me to put his playoff picks on the blog for Friday's game. Look for mine on FRI. Here how Andrew sees them

Meadowbrook 17
Highland Springs 14

Patrick Henry 28
Bird 17

Hugenot 28
Deep Run 27

Matoaca 42
Col Hgts 0

Santa And Andrew


I just thought I would see if everybody was in the Christmas mood. MICKEY Posted by Picasa

Fall Returns Wed Night

It looks like today will be the last mild weather day for some time as a cold fron will com thru tonight and drop the temp around 25 degrees for thursday. Today it is suppose to get to 78 but thursay it is only going to be around 52 and the temp thursday night will be below freezing, there also could be some t-storms this afternoon. The projected temp for kickoff of the CH at Matoaca football game 41 which will make for a very cold night, I hope everyone bundles up. Well since I don't live in California I did not win the lottery, one person fro California won the entire $315 million dollars. The Riverdogs return to action tonight against the Adirondack Frostbite in NY, it could be a long night for the Dogs. MICKEY

Nothing is miserable unless you think it so.

Marge Helgenberger Actress (''C.S.I.'') Las Vegas is 47 today.


1952 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy first held a football for Charlie Brown.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


1992 - Richard Petty drove in the final race of his 35-year career. ANYBODY THAT WAS THERE WOULD KNOW!

Another Warm Day Here In CH

It looks like is going to be another very mild day here in CH today with temps in the mid 70's witha allot of clouds. Yesterday it was sunny and 75, for this time of year you beat it. It suppose to rain wed and the temps will drop back to the low to mid 50's for highs and 30's for lows at night. For those who missed it last night the Cowboys beat the Eagles 21-20 on a late TD. I did talk to George last night and I asked him if he had finished his christmas shopping and he said finished I haven't even started. Speaking of christmas we already have a tree up here in CH and we have second one up but not decorated. Don't forget to get your lottery ticket if you haven't gotten one yet, the jackpot is a cool $310 million dollars. MICKEY

Be quick to learn and wise to know.
George Burns

Joseph Wapner Judge-TV personality (''The People's Court'') is 86 today.

Monday, November 14, 2005


1972 - Blue Ribbon Sports became Nike. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW. Here is a link to a little more information on this topic.

Another Monday Morning

Well it's that hated day of the week monday. Looking back at a few things that happened yesterday, the Packers actually won another game and the beat a pretty good Atlanta Falcons team. Meanwhile the Reddskins did there best Riverdogs imitation yesterday losing a game they shouls have won in the final minute, speaking of the River dogs they did it again also losing in a shootout after allowing 2 goals in 50 seconds in the last two minutes of the game, they just fall apart at the end of games. The Steelers look like they were suppose to last night beating the Cleveland Browns. It looks like the weather here in CH is going to be pretty mild thru midweek and then it is going to cool of a bit, and we might get a little rain over the next few days also. Well I am off to work. MICKEY

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice turns 51 years old today.
Britain's Prince Charles turns 57 years old today.

Sunday, November 13, 2005


The VA Cavaliers got big a big victory yesterday beating Ga Tech 27-17 and with the win the Cavs have become bowl eligible. UVA plays the hated VA TECH HOKIES next week at Scott's Stadium. The Ga Bulldogs lost a tough one last night falling to the Auburn Tigers 31-30 on the last play of the game, the Bulldog fans were stunned with late turn of events in that game. ECU played there worst game of the season yesterday falling to Tulsa 45-13, ECU actually led this game 13-10 in the 3rd quarter. Today in the NFL the hapless GB Packers are in Atlanta where the Falcons are 9 point favorites, Washington is at TB-1 and Steelers-7 are at home against the Browns. The Riverdogs winning streak is over a two after they fell to Elmira 3-2 last night, the Dogs gave up two goals in less than twenty seconds in the 3rd period which cost them the game. The Dogs are home against the Frostbite today, it could be long afternoon the Frostbite are the beast team in the league. Chesterfield's Denny Hamlin is on the pole for today's Nextel Cup race at Phoenix, I just hope Edwards and Johnson don't win today. MICKEY

All the advice in the world will never help you until you help yourself.
Fred Van Amburgh

New York Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde turns 42 years old today.
Actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg turns 50 years old today.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Football Roundup, Todays Action

Well the CH Colonials lost a hard fought game last night to the Meadowbrook Monarchs 19-6 at Meadowbrook. The Colonials moved the ball pretty well between the 20's but were unable to get in the endzone but once, Meadowbrook defense stepped up when the Colonials got in the red zone. The Colonials will travel to Matoaca next week in the first round of the playoffs. The rest of the CD scores were Matoaca 14 Petersburg 7, TD 33 Hopewell 14, Prince George 34 Dinwiddie 13. In playoff action in NC Camden 53 Cape Hatteras 9 and Manteo 48 Plymouth 12. Today in colllege football UVA-3.5 host Ga Tech, Fla St-1.5 at Clemson, Maryland at UNC-3, Miami-17 at Wake Forest and NC Sate at BC-3. In the SEC Joy and Scott are going to see the Auburn and Georgia game tonight the Bulldogs are favored by 2.5 points, the old ball coach is playing his old team today, Fla is favored by 4 over South Carolina, and in a big one today LSU-3 at BAMA. The Riverdogs picked up there secon win in a row last night defeating Elmira 7-4, they will play again in Elmira tonight before returning home sunday. The Nextel Cup Series is in Phoenix for the next to last race of the season, they will qualify this afternoon. Nobody won the lottery last night so tuesdays drawing will be worth $310 million, so if you usually don't play you might want to play this week. Last but not least Wal-Mart only had glaze donuts this morning, I just don't understand why they can't get the donuts ready before 7am. MICKEY

Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.
-Yogi Berra

Sammy Sosa Baseball player is 37 today


1892 - William "Pudge" Heffelfinger became the first professional football player when he was paid a $500 bonus for helping the Allegheny Athletic Association beat the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Keith's Picks

Here are the picks for this week. Last week, I had another perfect week to bring my overall record to 30-16. All though I'm riding a nine game winning streak. Please! Please! Don't forget my rul; the games are played on the field not on Mic's place.

Meadowbrook 27
Colonial Heights 14

Prince George 24
Dinwiddie 18

Matoaca 30
Petersbug 6

Thomas Dale 28
Hopewell 6

Colonial Heights At Meadowbrook

The CH Colonials will travel to Meadowbrook for the final game of the 2005 regular season tonight. The Colonials will be in the playoffs next week either at Matoaca or at Deep Run. If the Colonials win tonight the will travel to Deep Run next week and if they lose the play at Matoaca. Meadowbrook are the defending D5 state champs and are also in the playoffs this year except they have moved to D6 this year. Around the CD tonight Matoaca will be at Petersburg, Thomas Dale at Hopewell and Dinwiddie will be at Prince George. In NC the playoffs start tonight with Plymouth playing at Manteo and Cape Hatteras at Camden. The Riverdogs will be back in action tonight in Elmira, NY they will also play there saturday night before returning home for a sunday afternoon game with Adirondack. It has turned very cool here in CH this morning, at 6:30 am it is 35.4 degrees, it could be quite cold tongiht at the football game. I also heard that Andrew might be making an apearance tonight at the CH game to root the Colonials to victory. MICKEY

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz


1952 - The first video recorder was demonstrated by John Mullin and Wayne Johnson in Beverly Hills, CA. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW

Thursday, November 10, 2005

ama flat trackers at vms

a few pictures from ama's test at virginia motor speedway. you can see more of these pics at



Ice Melts, Dogs Game Postponed

Well the Richmond Riverdogs were suppose to play last night at the Richmond Coliseum, but the ice was rule unplayable at around 5pm. Needless to say there were not to many happy people from visting Frostbite, to the Riverdogs front office, and all the Riverdog fans. They had monster truck event this past weekend and and Elton John Concert on tuesday night and yet the coliseum coundn't get the ice ready for it's primary tennant last night. It just goes to show that the city hasn't done anything to correct the problems the cloiseum has had over the lst several years, and that goes back to the UVA and Michigam ST game that had to be cancelled because of the moisture on the basketball court. We are getting some much needed rain this morning, the only problem is that allot of leaves are falling with the much needed rain we are getting. A couple of ACC basketball teams are in action tonight Radford is at VA Tech and the Miss. Valley St. Delta Devils are at Wake Forest, it just doesnt feel like baskeball season yet. MICKEY

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
Arnold Palmer

Country singer Miranda Lambert turns 22 years old today.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


1961 - Major Robert White flew an X-15 rocket plane at a world record speed of 4,093 mph. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Dogs Try To Extend Winning Streak

The Richmond Riverdogs will try to extend it's winning streak to two games tonight when the faceoff with the Adirondack Iceahawks at 7:05 at the RC. The Dogs only won 1 game all year, they were suppose to play in Roanoke last weekend but the had some ice problems in Roanoke. The JV Colonials finish there season tonight at home against Meadowbrook. Well I didn't win the lottery last night, the only good thing about that is that nobody won it, on friday it will be worth $262 million. MICKEY

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Whitey Herzog baseball manager is 74 today.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


1956 - After turning down 18,000 names, the Ford Motor Company decided to name their new car the "Edsel," after Henry Ford's only son. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


Colts Now 8-0

The Indy Colts are now 8-0 after defeating the NE Patriots 40-21 last night at NE. Next week the Colts play the Houston Texans at home so they should be 9-0 after next week. This weeks BCS standings has USC number 1 followed by Texas, Alabama and Miami. I got my lottery ticket for tonights $225 Mega Millions jackpot, if I win tonight I won't be posting on wed. MICKEY

Be considerate -- you may need help yourself some day.
William Feather

Mary Hart TV host ''Entertainment Tonight'' is 55 today.

Monday, November 07, 2005


1965 - The "Pillsbury Dough Boy" debuted in television commercials. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

It Looks Like It Is Going To Be A Nice Week

Well it looks like it is going to be a nice week weather wise here in CH, highs in the 70's all the way till friday and the on friday in the mid 60's with no rain expected even though we probably need it. The Packers played another pretty bad game yesterday losing 20-10 to the Steelers, it seemed like every time the Pack got inside the 20 they fumbled or threw an interception. The Pack may only win two or three games this year. Meanwhile the Redskins looked pretty good knocking off the Philadelphia Eagles 17-10, the NFL East has to be the toughest division in the NFL. Carl Edwards won for the second week in a row at Texas yesterday, the win puts him within 90 points of Stewart for the Nextel Cup. There are two races left and there are only relly three drivers who have a shot at the Cup ant they are Stewart, Johnson and Edwards. MICKEY

"Life is short, don't waste time worrying about what people think of you Hold on to the ones that care, in the end they will be the only ones there."

Billy Graham Evangelist is 87 today

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Va Tech Has A Tough Day, UVA Wins

The Va Tech Hokies had a tough evening losing to the Miami Hurricanes 27-7 in Blacksburg. The Hokies who may have controlled there own destiny may not even win there confeence in the ACC now and they can forget about the championship game in the BCS after the loss at home yesterday. Meanwhile UVA got back on the winning track yesterday with a 51-3 beating of a bad Temple team, UVA must win one more game to be able to play in a bowl game this year. Today in the NFL Pittsburgh will be at Green Bay, the only reason the Pack might have a chance is the Steelers are pretty banged up. Also today the Philadelhia Eagles are in DC to play the Skins tonight, the Eagle are without star reciever Terrell Owens because he has been suspended by the Eagles. The Nascar race is Texas today, Tony Stewart will try to extend his points lead today over Jimmy Johnson. Also yesterday I went in threw a little batting practice yesterday afternoon at a secret place to a few of our players at an indoor facility so today my arm is a little sore. MICKEY

Many people flounder about in life because they do not have a purpose, an objective toward which to work.
George Halas

Maria Shriver Broadcast journalist is 50 today.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

its true mickey!!!!!!

the fox family was in the house!!

It Feels Like Spring Instead Of Fall

It is going to feel like spring today as the temp is suppose to be around 80. It looks like it will be a good day for football as UVA-35 plays host to Temple, also in the ACC Miami at Va Tech-6.5, BC-5 at UNC, Duke at Clemson-30.5, Wake Forest at Ga. Tech-8 and NC State at Fla. St-12.5. The Georgia Bulldogs and the ECU Pirates have the day off. MICKEY

Be considerate -- you may need help yourself some day.
William Feather

TFB Roy Rogers was born in 1911

colonials vs warriors

i agree with mickey they made a lot of mistakes!

only good thing i can say is that the lights were great!!!


1844 - In California, a grizzly bear underwent a successful cataract operation at the Zoological Garden. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Matoaca 48 Coloninial Heights 28

The CH Colonials came up short tonight against Matoaca 48-28. The Colonials just made to many mistakes to beat a good Matoaca football team. Other score from the CD Meadowbrook 21 Hopewell 6, Thomas Dale 43 Prince George 13 and Petersburg 35 Dinwiddie 6. In NC Manteo 48 Camden 12 and Currituck 15 First Flight 12. The Colonials final game of the regular season is at Meadowbrook next friday night. MICKEY

Riverdogs Games Postponed

The Richmond Riverdogs games scheduled this weekend in Roanoke have been postponed because of poor ice conditions at the Roanoke Civic Center. The games will be made up at a later date. MICKEY

craig breedlove and the spirit of america!


1965 - Lee Ann Roberts Breedlove became the first woman to exceed 300 mph when she went 308.5 mph. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Keith's Picks

Last week I was a perfect 5-0 to up my overall record to 26-16. However, this week I can't cherry pick because my old reliable Crawford Co Eagles are done for the year. Here are my picks as I see'em this week. Rememeber the games are played on the field and not on this blog.

Thomas Dale 27
Prince George 13

Petersburg 19
Dinwiddie 14

Meadowbrook 26
Hopewell 0

Mataoca 30
Colonial Heights 14

CHHS At Matoaca

The CH Colonials have a big game tonight at Matoaca. Both teams come in to the game with 7-1 and records, CH lost to Thomas Dale and Matoaca to LC Bird. This will be a very tough test for the Colonials because of the speed Matoaca has at it's skilled positions. Also in the CD tonight Prince George will be Thomas Dale, Petersburg at Dinwiddie and Meadowbrook at Hopewell. In NC First Flight will be at Currituck and Camden will be at Manteo. In UHL action tonight Richmond will try to extend it's winning streak at Roanoke. The Nextel Cup Series is at the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. MICKEY

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz

Today's Famous Birthday is Walter Cronkite 11-4-1916

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Andrew on Halloween

Here are a few shots of Andrew on Halloween. Kyle and he collected two pumpkins full of candy. The candy of choice this year seems to be the KitKat Bar


1953 - The Rules Committee of organized baseball restored the sacrifice fly. The rule had not been used since 1939. JUST THOUGHT BOBBY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. BUT, HE PROBABLLY ALREADY KNOWS.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Dogs Win 4-2, JV Colonials Have A Tough Night

The Richmond Riverdogs got there first win of the season tonight beating the Elmira Jackals 4-2 in New York. The Dogs got two goals from Rafal Martynowski, and one each from Dan Vandermeer and David Brosseau. Dan Vandermeer also had 2 assists in the game, Mike DAlesandro got the win in goal fro the Dogs. The Dogs play in Roanoke both friday and saturday nights. The JV Colonials had a tough night falling to Matoaca 28-0, they will finish there season next wed night at home against Meadowbrook. MICKEY

"When we lost, I couldn't sleep at night. When we win, I can't sleep at night. But, when you win, you wake up feeling better."
Joe Torre


1989 - Carmen Fasanella retired after 68 years and 243 days of taxicab service in Princeton, NJ. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Dogs Try To Pick Up First Win

The 0-5 Richmond Riverdogs will try to pick up there first win of the season tonight in Elmira, NY. The dogs didn't make any trades over the last few days so it is very possible that they will be 0-6 after tonight. They are suppose to have a new player in the lineup tonight but they won't announce who it is until later today. I think I am going to see the JV Colonials play tonight against the Matoaca Warriors. Well I did not win the lottery last night, the only good news about that is that nobody else won either, friday's jackpot is now 192 million dollars. I am happy to say that I have finished about 80% of my Christmas shopping and I have not left the house to do any of it, the internet is a good thing. Well I am off to work. MICKEY

Determination that just won't quit -- that's what it takes.
AJ Foyt

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


1856 - The first photography magazine, Daguerreian Journal, was published in New York City, NY. JUST THOUGHT AL WOULD LIKE TO KNOW.