Saturday, December 31, 2011

VIRGINIA VS AUBURN, IT'S NEW YEARS EVE

The Virginia Cavaliers football team has a very tough game tonight against the Auburn Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta.  If the Cavaliers want to have a shot to win this game they are going to have to play much better than they played against Virginia Tech there final game of the season.  I just don't know if the Cavs defense will be able to stop Auburn's offense, I think it will be a fairly high scoring game.  The Virginia basketball team got bu Towson lat night 57-50, the Cavs struggled with the win less Tigers most of the game, with the win the Cavs improve to 12-1 but I really don't know how good they really are with the teams that they have been playing.  You talk about a year flying by, 2011 just did it.  My mouth is a bit sorer this morning than it was yesterday and they maybe because I ate a few more things yesterday, the bottom of mouth is still very swollen where my wisdom teeth use to be.  Also I haven't slept well at all the last 2 nights, I might have to sleep in the chair tonight.  It was another busy day on the blog yesterday with 54 visitors from 8 different countries.  This past year on Mickey's Place the biggest story which people came to see on Mickey's Place was the VCU Rams making the Final Four in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  MICKEY


"Good instincts tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out." - Michael Burke

Friday, December 30, 2011

I AM A BIT SORE THIS MORNING, VCU WINS

Well I have to say a I am a bit sore this morning from have my wisdom teeth taking out yesterday morning.  The bleeding has stopped for the most part and swelling was moderated yesterday and this morning as well as I continue to ice down the area.  While doing the surgery the oral surgeon told dad that one my nerves was exposed on the right side my mouth so he gave me a steroid to try correct that problem, that's right I am on the juice.  So far it hasn't been as been as I thought it was going to be but the swelling they say could be worst on 2nd and 3rd day, also today I have to rinse my mouth out with salt water several times during the day.  He did tell me I could do some walking today and some jogging on Saturday before returning running on Sunday.  The VCU Rams battled by from 12 points down with 12 minutes left in the game to beat Akron in OT 76-75, with the win the Rams have now won 7 straight game and re now 10-3 on the season and will face Hostfra on the road Monday night.  I have to say yesterday was a very busy day on the blog for some reason, there were 50 visitors from 5 different countries.  Keith, Andrew & Maureen are heading down to Atlanta today to watch the Virginia Cavaliers fave the Auburn Tigers tomorrow in the Georgia Dome.  Well I have to put some more ice on my face.  MICKEY

"The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep." - E. Joseph Cossman

Thursday, December 29, 2011

WISDOM TEETH COMING OUT TODAY, VCU ON THE ROAD

Well today is the day that I will be heading to my oral surgeon to have my wisdom teeth removed, they are going to take them out at 8am this morning.  Hopefully things will go pretty smooth and I will be back up and getting around normal in a few days.  All I know is that I am hungry this morning but I cant drink or eat anything and after the removal I am not going to be able to eat any solid food for at least a day and possibly longer.  The VCU Rams basketball team will be back in action on the road tonight at Akron, the Zips are are 7-5 and are 6-0 at home so it should be a good test for the young Rams.  Well I am going to get ready to head to the oral surgeon.  MICKEY

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. -Vince Lombardi

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

VIRGINIA WINS AGAIN, POWER KNOCKED OUT IN THE HEIGHTS

The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team improved to 11-1 on the season with a 69-42 win over Maryland Eastern Shore, next up for the Cavaliers is another home game with Towson who is 0-12 on the season.  Well he power was knocked out in Colonial Heights yesterday afternoon for a few hours when some high winds came through the city, by the time I got home from work the power was back on.  The weather forecasters are hinting of a possible snowstorm next week, I am hoping that we don't get any snow.  MICKEY

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. ~ Mandela

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SOMETHING STUCK IN A WALL IN MY ROOM

Well there appears to be some type of varmint stuck in the wall in my room and I have to say it kept me up most of the night.  It might be baby squirrel or a mouse but the whatever it is makes just enough noise to keep me from sleeping to well.  Also me thinking about having my wisdom teeth taken my have something to do with me not sleeping well also.  Well it looks like we are going to pick up some more rain today here in the Heights and there are going to be some pretty strong winds this afternoon as well, there could be some gusts near 40mph.  My sinuses are continuing to bother me, I cant ever remember them bothering me in December in the past.  MICKEY


Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. -Unknown

Monday, December 26, 2011

PACKERS CLINCH HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE

The Green Bay Packers clinched the home filed advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs with last night 35-21 win over the Chicago Bears.  The Packers scored on there 1st possession of the game and then it looked like they had gone back to Kansas City before they straightened things out.  Aaron Rogers did have another good game throwing 5 touchdown passes, the Packers will will face the Detroit Lions in there regular season finale at home next Sunday.  Well I did have a very good Christmas but I still think I ate way to much the last 3 days, however with my wisdom teeth coming out on Thursday I probably should eat a few extra meals because I wont be able to eat any solid foods for a few days.  Well I am off to work.  MICKEY

Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline & inner peace. -Mike Ditka

Sunday, December 25, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS

I want to wish you fellow bloggers out there all over the world a very Merry Christmas.  I have to say at least it does feel like Christmas now in the Heights this morning as the temp has dropped to around 30 this morning.  If  I haven't gained a few pounds the last few days I sure have missed a good chance, I feel like I have been eating everything and anything the last few days.  Well the Washington Redskins lost another close game yesterday falling to the Vikings 33-26, in the end turnovers did the Skins in.  Tonight the Green Bay Packers will be at home against the Chicago Bears, the Packers need to win tonight to clinch home field advantage in the NFC Playoffs.  Well it's going to be a very busy day so I am out of here.  MICKEY


It’s hard to be 100% better than your competition, but you can be 1% better in 100 ways. ~ Rich Melman

Saturday, December 24, 2011

IT'S CHRISTMAS EVE

Well it's hard to believe that it is Christmas Eve, it just doesn't seem like it should be as warm that it has been the last few days.  However if you have been in the Southpark Mall area the last few days you sure know that Christmas is just a few days away with all the traffic and all the accidents that they have been having.  Since Christmas falls on Sunday this year most of the NFL games will be played today with exception of the Green bay Packers who will face the Chicago Bears tomorrow night.  Today the Washington Redskins will face the Minnesota Vikings at home and I understand that a fellow blogger might be going to the game.  Well I hope everybody has a Merry Christmas.  MICKEY

"The answer lies within ourselves. If we can't find peace and happiness there, it's not going to come from the outside." - Tenzin Palmo

Friday, December 23, 2011

VCU WINS, COLONIALS ALSO PICKED UP ANOTHER WIN

The VCU Rams pulled away from UNCG last night in the 2nd half to come away with a 80-68 win on the road in Greensboro.  I watched part of the game on ESPN3 and it looked like the Rams just didn't get focused until they were in the 2nd half.  The Colonial Heights boys basketball team picked up another win on Wednesday night beating King William 72-43.  Well I am off today from work for Christmas, it appears most everybody else is going to be off on Monday except all those government workers who will be off both days.  Next week I will only be working 3 days because I am going to have my wisdom teeth extracted on Thursday.  MICKEY


The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ~ Leo Tolstoy

Thursday, December 22, 2011

VIRGINIA WINS 8TH STRAIGHT GAME

It was a bit of a struggle for the Virginia basketball team last night before they were able to pull away and beat Seattle 83-77 and win there 8th straight game and improve to 10-1 on the season.  The Cavs will return home for there next game on Tuesday night against Maryland Eastern Shore.  The VCU Rams will be in action on the road at UNC Greensboro tonight.  Well 1 week from today I will be getting ready to have my wisdom teeth removed and not being able to eat anything solid for a few days, that doesn't sound like to much fun to me.  Well it looks like we are going to get some more rain today and tonight with temps in the 60's again today.  MICKEY

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. ~ Mother Teresa

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

VCU BEATS UAB

The VCU Rams picked up another win last night at the Seigel Center knocking off the Blazers of UAB 68-49, the Rams Started to pull towards the end of the 1st half but pretty much put it out reach early in the 2nd half.  The Rams are now 8-3 and will travel to UNC Greensboro tomorrow night.  The Virginia Cavaliers will be on the road Seattle tonight looking for there 8th straight win.  The Colonial Heights basketball team lost on the road in Lee-Davis Tournament to Trinity 77-50, the Colonial will face King William tonight.  It looks like we are going to pick up some rain today here in the Heights, it is going to be a very light rain event and it is going to be in the upper 60's and it looks like there may be some more rain Friday as well.  MICKEY

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. ~ Arthur Ashe

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

VCU BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT

The 7-3 VCU Rams will be back in  action tonight at home against the Blazers of UAB, after a bit of a slow start the Rams are playing pretty well right now.  Well I have a bit of a headache this morning after visiting the dentist yesterday for my 6 month checkup, next Thursday I will be going in to have my wisdom teeth removed by oral surgeon.  Something has really been bothering min sinuses the last couple of days.  We will be hitting in the cage again tonight at the high school, my blisters have seemed to have gone away at least for another week.  Also besides me being twitter dad is also on there now.  MICKEY

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. ~ Ben Franklin

Monday, December 19, 2011

PACKERS LOSE, VIRGINIA WINS AGAIN

The Green Bay Packers undefeated season came to an end yesterday afternoon against the Kansas City Chiefs as the Chiefs beat the Packers 19-14 and believe me it could have been allot worst than that.  The Packers offense looked anemic yesterday while the defense did give up allot of yards they kept Kansas City out of the end-zone until late in the game but with offensive woes it just wasn't enough.  The Packers need to just forget about this game and move on.  Meanwhile the Washington Redskins looked like a great team yesterday against the New York Giants, the Skins just dominated this game coming away with a 23-10 win.  In college basketball action yesterday the Virginia Cavaliers improved to 9-1 with at 67-54 win over Oregon on the road, the Cavs will stay on the west coast and play Seattle on Wednesday.  Well I have to go to the dentist for my 6 month checkup unless he calls and cancels my appointment again today.  MICKEY

Sunday, December 18, 2011

GREEN BAY LOOKS TO STAY UNDEFEATED, VCU WINS

The Green Bay Packers will be looking to stay undefeated when they travel down to Kansas City to face the Chiefs who fired there coach earlier in the week.  the Packers are heavy favorites in this game but it is the NFL where anything can happen.  The Washington Redskins will be on the road today to face the New York Giants and with Giants leading the NFL East I think it will be another tough afternoon for the Skins.  The VCU Rams improved to 7-3 on the season beating the Seahawks of UNC Wilmington 87-64, the Rams will be back in action on Tuesday at home against the Blazers of UAB.  The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team returns to action tonight on the road at Oregon, the Cavaliers have won 6th straight games entering tonight's game against the Ducks.  Well it is hard to believe that Christmas is 1 week from today.  MICKEY


The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. ~ Tony Robbins

Saturday, December 17, 2011

BOWL SEASON STARTS TODAY, VCU BACK IN ACTION

The college football bowl season starts today with 3 games and will continue for next few weeks leading up to the championship game between Alabama and LSU.  Last night high school basketball action Colonial Heights was able to stay with Hopewell for 3 quarters before the Bluedevils put the game away in the 4th quarter and came away with a 84-54 win over the Colonials.  The VCU Rams return to the hardwood tonight at home against UNC Wilmington, this will be the first game in the CAA this year for both teams.  Well down at Wal-Mart this morning they were getting ready for all those last minute shoppers, they all kinds of things in isles all over the store for all of you last minute shoppers and I am sure you don't want to be anywhere close to the mall this weekend.  Well if anybody out there wants to follow me on twitter than can do so at @MickeyGoulder, I am still trying to figure out all the bells and whistles on it though.  MICKEY


"Why not learn to enjoy the little things -- there are so many of them.”-Ralph Waldo Trine

Friday, December 16, 2011

IT FRIDAY AGAIN

Well I have to say that it is my favorite day of the week again and next Friday we will be off for Christmas so I have a short work week.  My right bottom wisdom tooth has been flaring up the last couple of days which is why I am going to have them taken out the week after Christmas.  The Colonial Heights boys basketball team will be back in action tonight on the road at Hopewell, the CH girls team lost to Hopewell last night 51-38.  I was a very mid day here in CH yesterday with temps almost making it to 70, it is going to be a little cooler today and there will be a chance of rain as well.  I hop everybody has a nice weekend and watch out for those shoppers doing there last minute shopping.  MICKEY

Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds. -Einstein

Thursday, December 15, 2011

ALL THE PICKS ARE IN

Well some people waited to the deadline last night but I do have all the picks for this years bowl games with the exception of a few games a couple of people missed.  I have sent them an e-mail to try find out who they wanted but if they do no reply they will simply miss those games.  Well I was suppose to go to the dentist yesterday however they called me yesterday morning and said the dentist had something come up and would not be there so now I will be going Monday afternoon.  I am almost to the point where I am going to replace my dentist, in the last 3 years I have had to move my appointment numerous times and a few of those times I mad it to the office before finding out something had come up.  I think 1 problem they have at hiss office is the rate of turnover at the office, you hardly ever see the same person when you go up there.  Well I threw some more BP last night and I am a bit sore again this morning but I have plenty of days to rest before I have to throw again.  MICKEY

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

HEADING TO THE DENTIST TODAY

Well I will be heading to my regular dentist today for my 6 month checkup and I am sure he is going to tell my that my wisdom teeth need to come out.  Well I guess I will be able to tell him  that they are going to com out in about 2 weeks and I tell him that I am sure that he will find something else wrong with me.  Well we had a pretty good turnout last night for batting practice and I probably threw about 300 pitches and my arm is a little sore this morning but its not to bad and I should be able to throw another 300 pitches tonight.  I am hoping everybody gets there bowl picks in by 9pm tonight, there are several people who are lagging a bit behind.  MICKEY

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I SLEPT GOOD LAST NIGHT

I slept like I rock last night and he night before as well, I wish I could bottle up whatever it is that causes me to sleep like that because I feel much better when I do.  I wrapped a few more presents last night and my left wrist is a bit sore again from wrapping last night.  Well after 5 days off to rest my right arm I will be throwing BP again tonight, my arm is feeling pretty good right now.  Well I did get about 5 more peoples picks for the bowl games yesterday however I still need about 9 more peoples picks.  MICKEY

Monday, December 12, 2011

GREEN BAY NOW 13-0, REDSKINS LOSE AGAIN

The Green Bay Packers are now 13-0 after crushing the Oakland Raiders 46-16 yesterday at Lambeau Field.  The Packers scored early and often against the Raiders building a 31-0 lead at the half and never looked back, next week the Packers will travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs.  The Redskins lost another close game yesterday falling to the Patriots 34-27, the Skins had there chances but this team seems to a bit snake bit.  It is another cold morning here in Colonial Heights but looks like the temps will moderate during the week.  MICKEY

Sunday, December 11, 2011

GREEN BAY LOOKS TO GO TO 13-0

The Green Bay Packers will be looking to go to 13-0 this afternoon when the Oakland Raiders visit Green Bay.  The Packers have 3 of there next 4 games at home and will b looking for a better performance than they had in New York last week offensively.  The Washington Redskins will be at home as well to face the New England Patriots and I think it is going to be a very long afternoon for the Redskins.  Well I finished wrapping all of the Christmas presents that I have and all the ones that we are giving to other people yesterday as well yesterday and my back is a bit sore this morning from all of the wrapping, we still have a few in transit that i will have to wrap when the get here.  It was 9 years ago today that Pa Pa passed away and it's hard to believe it has been 9 years and we miss him.  MICKEY

Saturday, December 10, 2011

VCU WINS, COLONIALS PUT UP A GOOD FIGHT

The VCU Rams beat there cross town rivals the Richmond Spiders last night 73-51 at the Siegel Center.  The Spiders made a run in the 2nd half cutting the lead to around 5 points before the Rams turned the heat up midway through the 2nd half and pulled for the win.  The Rams are now 6-3 and will face UNC Wilmington next on December 17.  The Colonial Heights Colonial put up a good fight last night against Petersburg last night before falling to the Wave 77-64.  The Colonials lead for a large portion of the 1st half before Petersburg tied it up at 34-34 at the half and won it in the 2nd half.  I thought the Colonials played very well but just came up short, the CH JV team lost 56-53 in OT to the Wave.  Well I am going to try to finish up my Christmas present wrapping today, my back is a bit sore from wrapping presents on Thursday night.  MICKEY

Friday, December 09, 2011

WISDOM TEETH COMING OUT, COLONIALS WIN

Well after visiting the oral surgeon yesterday it was decided that my wisdom teeth need come out, I am going to get them taken out on December 29 at 8am.  I have 2 that compacted but I will get all 4 of them taken out at the same time.  The Colonial Heights boys basketball team picked up a 68-56 win on the road at Atlee last night, they will be back in action tonight at home against the Petersburg Crimson Wave.  THe Colonial Heights girls basketball team lost at Petersburg 37-30 last night.  The VCU Rams will be back in action tonight against it's arch rival the Richmond Spiders at the Seigel Center, GO RAMS.  My right arm is feeling much better this morning however I injured my left wrist wrapping Christmas presents last night and it is very sore.  MICKEY

Thursday, December 08, 2011

HEADING TO THE ORAL SURGEON TODAY

Well I will be heading back to the oral surgeon today to let him take another look at my wisdom teeth.  They have been bothering a bit form time to time and I want see if they may be causing some of my sinus issues as well and my dentist wants him to take another look at them as well.  Well I three about another 175 pitches last night a the school and my arm is quite sore this morning but I have 6 days before I have to throw so I should be ok by then.  It is about 30 degrees colder this morning than it was yesterday which is a bit of a shock to my system.  MICKEY

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

VIRGINIA NOW 8-1

The Virginia basketball team improved to 8-1 on the season last nigh with a 68-48 win over George Mason, the Cavs are off until December 18 because of exams when they travel to Oregon to face the Ducks.  The Colonial Heights boys and girls basketball teams both lost to Thomas Dale last night.  Well threw some batting practice for the first time since last June last night and my arm actually felt pretty good, I am going to throw again tonight so it might be hurting by tomorrow morning.  Well the had the annual Christmas Parade last night and some of you might right recognize who Santa Claus is.  MICKEY

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

VIRGINIA BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT

The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team will be back in action tonight at home against the George Mason Patriots, the Cavs are 7-1.  The Colonial Heights basketball team lost on the road at Varina last night 89-50, both the girls & boys teams will be in action tonight against Thomas Dale.  The annual Colonial Heights Christmas Parade will be tonight on the Boulevard starting at 7pm, hopefully the rain we will hold off.  It is going to be unseasonably warm today with a high in the low 70's predicted today before a cold front comes through tomorrow and drops the temps quite a bit, along with cooler temps there is a pretty good chance of rain starting tonight through tomorrow night.  I have sent out all the Bowl Games to everybody in this years contest which will decide this years champion and there are some very tough match-ups.  MICKEY 

Monday, December 05, 2011

PACKERS WIN AGAIN, VIRGINIA HEADING TO ATLANTA

The Green Bay Packers didn't play that well offensively or defensively but they played just well enough to win knocking off the New York Giants in the final seconds of the game 38-35.  The Giants had tied the game at 35 with less than a minute to go but left the Packers just a little to much time, the Packers will return home next weekend to face the Raiders.  The Redskins fell apart in the 4th quarter yesterday and loss to the New York Jets 34-19, the games was much closer than the final score indicated but a loss is a loss.  In a bit of surprise last night the Virginia Cavaliers found out they would be playing in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Auburn and Virginia Tech will be heading to the Sugar Bowl to face Michigan, both bowls came as surprise to both Virginia and Virginia Tech.  The VCU Rams picked up another win on the hardwood yesterday afternoon beating George Washington 75-60, the Rams are now 5-3 and will face Richmond next.  The Colonial Heights boys basketball team will be back in action tonight on the road at Varina.  MICKEY

Sunday, December 04, 2011

MURPH IS THE LEADER HEADING INTO THE BOWL SEASON

Well after going 14-2 this week Murph has a 1 game lead over Bobby and a 2 game lead over The Chief heading into the Bowl Season.  Julianne has a shot at the championship 5 games back while Erik would be a long-shot 7 games back.  Also Murph, Bobby and The Chief all are tied in the first tiebreaker with 2 weekly wins so if there is a tie in the final standings the 2nd tiebreaker as stated before the contest started this year would be the most wins during the Bowl Season.  This past week Erik, Scott, Biff and Keith all joined Murph going 14-2 while Amanda had another tough week going 7-9 and falling to 23rd place 1 game behind Phillips.  There are allot of positions that can be mad up between 12th and 20th place, there are only 5 game separating those positions.  Here are the updated standings and I will send out all the Bowl Games once everything is finalized of who is playing who.  MICKEY


STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 14
1. MURPH 214-105---
2. BOBBY 213-106 -1
3. THE CHIEF 212-107 -2
4. JULIANNE 209-110 -5
5. ERIK 207-112 -7
6. TOM 205-114 -9
7. SCOTT 205-114 -9
8. GUY 203-116 -11
9. CHIZ 203-116 -11
10. DUSTY 202-117 -12
11. BIFF 201-118 -13
12. GLEN 198-121 -16
13. ANDREW 198-121 -16
14. KEITH 197-122 -17
15. MICKEY 196-123 -18
16. LEE 196-123 -18
17. RICK 196-123 -18
18. JOHN 195-124 -19
19. GEORGE 194-125 -20
20. JONATHAN 193-126 -21
21. JOY 191-128 -23
22. PHILLIPS 176-143 -38
23. AMANDA 175-144 -39

TIE BREAKER STANDINGS
JULIANNE 3
GUY 3
ERIK 3
BIFF 3
MICKEY 2
THE CHIEF 2
JOHN 2
BOBBY 2
TOM 2
JONATHAN 2
MURPH 2
SCOTT 2
KEITH 2
CHIZ 1
GLEN 1
LEE 1

GREEN BAY LOOKS FOR ANOTHER WIN

The Green Bay Packers will be looking for there 12th straight win this afternoon when they travel to New York to face the Giants.  The Packers enter the game at 11-0 while the Giants enter the game at 6-5 and need to win this game to keep there playoff chances alive.  The Redskins will be at home against the Jets looking to build on last weeks win over the Seahawks.  In the ACC Championship game last night the Clemson Tigers football team finally played like they did earlier in the year beating Virginia Tech 38-10, it hard to believe that was the same team that N.C. State 37-17 two weeks ago.  In college basketball action yesterday the Virginia Cavaliers beat Longwood 86-53 and are now 7-1, next up for the Cavs is a game Tuesday night with George Mason.  The VCU Rams will be back in action this afternoon against George Washington, the Rams look to build on there win over South Florida the other day.  In the Mickey's College Football Pick-Em Contest it looks like Murph has taken the lead heading into the Bowl picks.  MICKEY

Saturday, December 03, 2011

LONGWOOD AT VIRGINIA

The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team will be at home again this afternoon against the Longwood Lancers, the Cavs are 6-1 and are looking for there 5th straight win.  In college football action today and tonight they will decide the CUSA, ACC, SEC and Big 10 Champions in there Championship games.  Also at the I-AA level two teams from Virginia will be in action in the playoffs with Old Dominion playing at Georgia Southern and James Madison traveling to North Dakota State.  Id head down to Wal-Mart again this morning and the crowds are starting to pick up a bit getting ready Christmas.  MICKEY

Cinnamon 
May help: Stabilize blood sugar.
 
A few studies suggest that adding cinnamon to food-up to a teaspoon a day, usually given in capsule form-might help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar, by lowering post-meal blood-sugar spikes. Other studies suggest the effects are limited at best.

Friday, December 02, 2011

I SURE AM GLAD THAT IS FRIDAY

I don't know why but this week feels like it has taken forever to go by and I sure am glad that it Friday.  I am going to try to finish up the rest of my Christmas shopping this weekend.  It is a very cold 27 degrees this morning here in Colonial Heights but by this afternoon it should climb into the 60's.  Well I hope everybody has a nice weekend.  MICKEY

Thursday, December 01, 2011

VCU BEATS SOUTH FLORIDA, COLONIAL WIN

The VCU Rams beat the South Florida Bulls last night at the Seigel Center 69-46.  The Rams and the Bulls were tied at the half before the Rams went on a 41-18 run in the 2nd half, next up for the Rams are is a game at George Washington this weekend.  The Colonial Heights Colonials boys basketball team picked up its 1st win of the season last night beating the Appomattox Regional Governors School, next up for the Colonials is a game at Varina on Monday night.  Well I am having to leave a little earlier for week now because they are paving on I-95 north in Chesterfield.  MICKEY

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

VIRGINIA UPSETS MICHIGAN

The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team upset the Michigan Wolverines last night 70-58 at JPJA to improve to 6-1 on the season the Cavs Longwood on Saturday.  Speaking of the University of Virginia Mike London was named the ACC football coach of the year yesterday.  The VCU Rams basketball team return home tonight to face the South Florida Bulls, this will be another very tough task for the Rams.  The Colonial Heights boys basketball team lost on the road at Matoaca last night 69-56, they will be at home tonight against the ARGS.  The Colonial Heights girls basketball team won its opener against Matoaca last night 38-30.  The picks for this weeks contest have been very slow coming in this week.  MICKEY

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

MICHIGAN AT VIRGINIA

The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team will face the Michigan Wolverines tonight at the JPJA, both Michigan and Virginia will enter tonight's game at 5-1 and this will be Michigan's first road game of the year.  The Colonial Heights boys and girls basketball teams open there season up tonight against Matoaca, the boys are at Matoaca while the girls team will be at home.  Well it was suppose to be raining right now but the rain is still off to the west this morning, it is still going to rain but we may not get as much.  MICKEY

Chile Peppers May help: Boost metabolism. Chile peppers add a much-appreciated heat to chilly-weather dishes, and they can also give a boost to your metabolism. Thank capsaicin, the compound that gives fresh chiles, and spices including cayenne and chipotle, their kick. Studies show that capsaicin can increase the body's metabolic rate (causing one to burn more calories) and may stimulate brain chemicals that help us feel less hungry. In fact, one study found that people ate 16 percent fewer calories at a meal if they'd sipped a hot-pepper-spiked tomato juice (vs. plain tomato juice) half an hour earlier. Recent research found that capsinoids, similar but gentler chemicals found in milder chile hybrids, have the same effects-so even tamer sweet paprika packs a healthy punch. Capsaicin may also lower risk of ulcers by boosting the ability of stomach cells to resist infection by ulcer-causing bacteria and help the heart by keeping "bad" LDL cholesterol from turning into a more lethal, artery-clogging form.

Monday, November 28, 2011

REDSKINS WIN, VCU FALLS

The Redskins ended there losing streak on the road at Seattle with 23-17 win over the Seahawks.  The Skins actually trailed this game in the 4th quarter before they were able to pull out the win.  The Packers now have a 4 game lead over both the Lions and the Bears after the Bears lost to Oakland on Sunday, the Packers will try to remain undefeated next Sunday when they travel to New York to face the Giants.  In college basketball action last night the VCU Rams lost on the road  to Alabama 72-64, Alabama is coached by former Rams coach Anthony Grant.  If you like the warm weather we have been having lately you had better enjoy today because some rain will be moving in tonight along with some much colder temps, highs will be in the lower 50's the rest of the week.  MICKEY

Sunday, November 27, 2011

BOBBY AND MURPH LEAD AFTER 13 WEEKS

Well after 13 weeks of this years pick-em contest Bobby and Murph are all tied up with The Chief  1 game back and Julianne lurking just 2 games back.  There are 5 other players within 9 games of the lead and everybody else is at least 10 games back.  This past week Erik, Tom and Jonathan had the best week going 21-4 while Amanda had the roughest week 12-13.  Also 11th through 20th place are only separated by 5 games so there are allot of positions that could be made up there.  This upcoming week with be the final week of picks before there bowl season and there are only 16 games this week.  Well here are the updated standings and this weeks games.  Also in the standings I have highlighted past champions of the contest in light pink. MICKEY


WEEK 14 GAMES
WEST VIRGINIA AT SOUTH FLORIDA
OHIO VS NORTHERN ILLINOIS
UCLA VS OREGON
SOUTHERN MISS AT HOUSTON
SYRACUSE AT PITTSBURGH
UCONN AT CINCINNATI
IOWA STATE AT KANSAS STATE
TEXAS AT BAYLOR
GEORGIA VS LSU
OKLAHOMA AT OKLAHOMA STATE
CLEMSON VS VIRGINIA TECH
BYU AT HAWAII
FRESNO STATE AT SAN DIEGO STATE
WISCONSIN VS MICHIGAN STATE
JAMES MADISON AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE
OLD DOMINION AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN


STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 13
1. BOBBY 200-103---
2. MURPH 200-103---
3. THE CHIEF 198-105 -2
4. JULIANNE 198-105 -2
5. GUY 194-109 -6
6. ERIK 193-110 -7
7. CHIZ 192-111 -8
8. TOM 192-111 -8
9. SCOTT 191-112 -9
10. DUSTY 190-113 -10
11. BIFF 187-116 -13
12. GLEN 186-117 -14
13. MICKEY 185-118 -15
14. LEE 185-118 -15
15. ANDREW 185-118 -15
16. JOHN 184-119 -16
17. RICK 184-119 -16
18. JONATHAN 184-119 -16
19. KEITH 183-120 -17
20. GEORGE 182-21-18
21. JOY 180-123 -20
22. AMANDA 168-135 -32
23. PHILLIPS 165-138 -35

TIE BREAKER STANDINGS
JULIANNE 3
GUY 3
MICKEY 2
THE CHIEF 2
BIFF 2
JOHN 2
BOBBY 2
ERIK 2
TOM 2
JONATHAN 2
CHIZ 1
GLEN 1
MURPH 1
SCOTT 1
LEE 1
KEITH 1

VIRGINIA TECH TO MUCH FOR VIRGINIA

The Virginia Tech Hokies were simply the better than Virginia in every aspect of the game yesterday.  On offense Virginia Tech kept the Virginia defense off balance all day despite Tech's poor field position, they just seemed to call the right play when they needed too.  On defense the they just shut down the Virginia running game all together and the QB scrambling on every play and they were knocking him around pretty good as well.  Virginia just simply just has to forget about this game and get ready for there bowl game, they exceeded the expectation of most everybody in the conference and just have to keep building the program to make it better.  I am still tallying up everything from this weeks contest but I have a feeling we might have a new leader. The Washington Redskins will be on the road at Seattle this afternoon, I would like to think the Skins would have a shot to win this game but the way they have been playing lately I don't think they do and since the Packers played on Thanksgiving they are getting a few extra days rest.  MICKEY

Saturday, November 26, 2011

VIRGINIA TECH AT VIRGINIA

Well I won't be going to today's Virginia Tech at Virginia game but I will be watching it on TV and rooting for the Cavs.  Today's game has much more importance than just the bragging right of the state which recently has been dominated by Tech but the winner of today's game will play in the ACC Championship game agains Clemson next week.  The Cavs are going to have to play at very high level today if they want to have a shot to win and I don't think they can fall behind early and have a shot to win.  n college basketball action last night the Virginia Cavaliers beat Wisconsin Green Bay 68-42, the Cavs are now 5-1 on the hardwood and will face Michigan next.  In a high school football action at the beach Manteo's bid to win a state championship this year came to an end at the hands of Jones County 14-12.  It is going to continue to feel like spring the next few days around here with temps in the upper 60's today & tomorrow and in the low 60's on Monday.  GO CAVS, MICKEY

Friday, November 25, 2011

GREEN BAY WINS AGAIN

The Green Bay Packers defeated the Detroit Lions yesterday 27-15 to improve to 11-0 on the season.  The Packers got off to a very slow start but got a late turnover in the 1st half to go up 7-0 at the half and then never looked back.  I have to say the Lions were there own worst enemy for most of the game with all there penalties and turnovers.  The Packers will have another tough game on the road next Sunday against the New York football Giants.  Well by the sounds of things on the scanner there were allot of people down at Southpark last night for the specials retailers offering and I am sure that it will continue today, I might have to Wal-Mart at 5am instead of 5:30am tomorrow.  I have to say having a day off during the work week makes the week go by much faster.  My sinuses are really bothering me this morning, my eyes are itching and my right ear is very clogged up.  MICKEY

Thursday, November 24, 2011

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, GO PACKERS


Well I want to wish everybody who stops by and visits Mickey's Place today a very Happy Thanksgiving and I hope that you don't eat to much today.  The Green Bay Packers will looking stay undefeated this afternoon when the travel top Detroit to play the Lions, the Packers are 10-0 and if they want to go to 11-0 they are going to need to play much better than they did lat week.  Well it looks like I will be watching the Virginia vs Virginia Tech game this weekend from the house, all my ticket options have come up empty and I am not going to pay what the scalpers want for a ticket.  The VCU Rams basketball team picked up a road win at Western Kentucky last night beating the Hilltoppers 68-45 and with the win the Rams are now 3-2.  It sure is good to have a day off during the week.  MICKEY

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A COOL RAINY MORNING HERE IN THE HEIGHTS

Well its a cool rainy morning here in Colonial Heights and some more rain is on the way.  It looks like it is going to rain this morning and then stop for a little while before returning tonight an tomorrow and we might catch a t-storm as well before it all stops tomorrow.  My right ear is a clogged up again, I don't know if I got water in there again or my sinuses are just causing the problem.  The Virginia basketball team beat Drake yesterday 60-52 and with the win the Cavs are now 4-1.  I sure like having short work weeks, I feel much better when I only have to work 4 days a week.  MICKEY

Monday, November 21, 2011

PACKERS 10-0, STEWART WINS CHAMPIONSHIP

The Green Bay Packers didn't play all that well against Tampa yesterday but they did play well enough to pick up a 35-26 win over the Buccaneers and improve to 10-0.  Some times I think the Packers get a bit complacent and just play to there level of there competition.  I think the Packers will face there toughest contest of this year this week when they face the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, they will have to play better than they did yesterday if they want to stay undefeated.  The Washington Redskins lost another game yesterday falling in overtime to the Dallas Cowboys 27-24, the Skins played well enough to win but just cant seem to get back over the hump and pick up another win.  Tony Stewart won the race and the championship yesterday to Homestead and Carl Edwards finished 2nd in both the race and championship.  This was Tony Stewart's 3rd championship but his 1st as the cars owner.  MICKEY

Sunday, November 20, 2011

THE CHIEF AND BOBBY ARE TIED AFTER 12 WEEKS

Well after 12 weeks of this years contest The Chief and Bobby are all tied up with a record of 165-89 while Murph is just 1 game back heading into week 13 and Julianne and Guy 3 games out.  Scott leads the next group 7 games back while position 6-13 are only separated by 5 games.  Keith had the best week going 19-5 followed by Buy and Rick who went 18-6, Scott and me had the worst week going 13-11.  With Keith's win at least 16 people have won at least 1 week of the contest which is pretty good, Julianne and Guy continue to lead the tie-breaker with 3 wins.  It looks like we will have 1 more full week of games and then a week with the championship games and then the bowl games.  Next weeks schedule of games looks to be the toughest of the year.  Here are the updated standings and next weeks games.  MICKEY


WEEK 13 GAMES
TEXAS AT TEXAS A&M
LOUISVILLE AT SOUTH FLORIDA
IOWA AT NEBRASKA
HOUSTON AT TULSA
ARKANSAS AT LSU
PITTSBURGH AT WEST VIRGINIA
UTEP AT CENTRAL FLORIDA
CALIFORNIA AT ARIZONA STATE
RUTGERS AT UCONN
GEORGIA AT GEORGIA TECH
OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN
CINCINNATI AT SYRACUSE
TENNESSEE AT KENTUCKY
ALABAMA AT AUBURN
DUKE AT NORTH CAROLINA
VANDERBILT AT WAKE FOREST
TEXAS TECH AT BAYLOR
VIRGINIA TECH AT VIRGINIA
PENN STATE AT WISCONSIN
EAST CAROLINA AT MARSHALL
AIR FORCE AT COLORADO STATE
FLORIDA STATE AT FLORIDA
CLEMSON AT SOUTH CAROLINA
NOTRE DAME AT STANFORD
NORFOLK STATE AT OLD DOMINION


STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 12
1. THE CHIEF 181-97---
2. BOBBY 181-97---
3. MURPH 180-98 -1
4. JULIANNE 178-100 -3
5. GUY 178-100 -3
6. SCOTT 174-104 -7
7. CHIZ 174-104 -7
8. ERIK 172-106 -9
9. DUSTY 172-106 -9
10. TOM 171-107 -10
11. MICKEY 170-108 -11
12. BIFF 170-108 -11
13. LEE 169-109 -12
14. JOHN 167-111 -14
15. GLEN 167-111 -14
16. ANDREW 166-112 -15
17. RICK 166-112 -15
18. JONATHAN 163-115 -18
19. GEORGE 163-115 -18
20. KEITH 163-115 -18
21. JOY 162-116 -19
22. AMANDA 156-122 -25
23. PHILLIPS 149-129 -32

TIE BREAKER STANDINGS
JULIANNE 3
GUY 3
MICKEY 2
THE CHIEF 2
BIFF 2
JOHN 2
BOBBY 2
ERIK 1
CHIZ 1
TOM 1
JONATHAN 1
GLEN 1
MURPH 1
SCOTT 1
LEE 1
KEITH 1

VIRGINIA STUNS FLORIDA STATE, GREEN BAY LOOKS FOR ANOTHER WIN

The Virginia Cavaliers upset the Florida State Seminoles last night 14-13 setting up a showdown with Virginia Tech next Saturday afternoon with winner advancing to the ACC Championship game against Clemson.  The Cavs jumped out to a 7-0 lead only to have Florida State score the next 13 points before the Cavs rallied to take the lead in the final 2 minutes of the game 14-13 and hold on to the win.  It appeared the Cavs won the game when the they stopped FSU on a 4th and 2 only to get called for 15 yard face-mask penalty, they it appeared they won it again when the clock ran out when the FSU receiver didn't get out of bounds but hold the phone because instant replay ruled the FSU receiver never caught the pass giving FSU one last shot a field goal.  So with about 10 seconds left in the game FSU lines up for about a 47 yard filed goal only to have UVA jump off sides to make the FG attempt a 42 yard kick and the FSU kicker comes and misses wide left to give the Cavs a big win.  Who would have ever thought the Cavs would 8-3 at this point of the season.  The Green Bay Packers will be looking to improve to 10-0 with a win over Tampa today in Green Bay, the Redskins will be at home against the hated Dallas Cowboys.  If there was game that the Skins that would make there fans feel better about there rough season it would be a win over the Cowboys.  Carl Edwards captured the pole for today's season ending Nascar race at Homestead, Tony Stewart will start 15th.  Also yesterday the Virginia basketball team picked up another win beating Drexel 49-35.  MICKEY

Saturday, November 19, 2011

VIRGINIA AT FLORIDA STATE

The Virginia Cavaliers football team will be on the road tonight at Florida State in a must win game if the want to have chance at winning the Coastal Division of the ACC next week at home against Virginia Tech.  The Cavs are heavy underdogs against the Seminoles and with have to play there best game of the year if they want to have a shot at beating Florida State.  There was a big upset last night in college football with Iowa State upsetting Oklahoma State 37-31 in 2OT, the BCS could really be mess now which is a good reason there should be a playoff.  In high school football at the beach last night Manteo beat Plymouth 40-12 to advance to the next round of the playoffs.  In college basketball action last night it was a tough night for both the Virginia Cavaliers and the VCU Rams, Virginia lost to TCU 57-55 and VCU lost to Georgia Tech 73-60.  Hopefully the rain will stop in Homestead today so they will be able qualify for tomorrows Nascar's season finale shich will decide this years championship.  I have to say it was a very cold morning when I went down to Wal-Mart this morning and yes the donuts I got this morning where very good.  MICKEY

Friday, November 18, 2011

IT IS COLD THIS MORNING

BRRR, I went out to get the paper this morning and it was very cold 27 degrees here in Colonial Heights, it feels like it is in the middle January but it's only November.  The VCU Rams had a tough time last night falling to Seton Hall 69-54, the Rams will face Georgia Tech tonight.  The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team will face TCU tonight in the Virgin Islands.  This week Nascar will hold its final race of the season in Homestead, Florida with this years championship to be decided between Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart and I have to say that I will be rooting for Stewart.  Well it's my favorite day of the week again, it's Friday.  MICKEY

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A COLD RAINY MORNING HERE IN COLONIAL HEIGHTS

What a difference a couple of days make, on Tuesday it was in the upper 60's in the morning and today it is in the low 50's and raining and tomorrow morning it is going to be below freezing.  Well I do have all the picks in for this weeks contest now after a couple of procrastinaters got there entry's in.  There is one game in the contest tonight when North Carolina visits Virginia Tech.  In college basketball action tonight the VCU Rams will be on the road playing in the Charleston Classic against Seton Hall, the Rams are 1-0 on the season.  Well I am off to work.  MICKEY

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SOME RAIN ON THE WAY TODAY

Well it looks like some rain is on the way today and tonight before a cold front comes through drops the temps tomorrow into the 50's tomorrow before it warms back into the 60's again by Sunday.  We are going to start baseball conditioning tonight at the high school getting ready for this upcoming baseball season.  I am missing about 6 peoples picks for this weeks contest, hopefully they will get them in today.  The New York Rangers won there 8th straight game last night, the Rangers will go for the 9th straight win on the road at Montreal Saturday.  The Virginia basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season last night beating Winthrop 69-48, next up for the Cavs is TCU in the Virgin Islands Classic.  MICKEY

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

PACKERS WIN AGAIN

The Green Bay Packers crushed the Minnesota Vikings last night 45-7 in Green Bay and with the win the Packers are now 9-0 heading into next weeks game at home against Tampa.  The Packers jumped on the Vikings early and often and the defense played very well in the route of the Vikings.  Well it is going to feel like a Spring day here in Colonial Heights again today with highs in the upper 70's before a cold front comes through later tonight bringing some rain and cooler temps for tomorrow.  Well it appears that the NBA may not have a season this year after the players rejected the latest deal by the owners and players union may vote to disband which could end the season.  The NBA commissioner says that if no deal is in place by the weekend the season may be cancelled.  As far as I am concerned they can cancel the season.  MICKEY

Monday, November 14, 2011

PACKERS LOOK TO STAY UNDEFEATED, REDSKINS LOSE AGAIN

The Green Bay Packers will look to improve to 9-0 tonight when they face the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.  The Packers now have a 3 game lead in there division over both the Bears and the Lions after Bears the Lions yesterday.  The Washington Redskins lost again yesterday on the road at Miami falling to the Dolphins 20-9, the Redskins offensive woes continued yesterday in the loss.  Kasey Kahne ended his 81 race winless streak at Phoenix yesterday holding off Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart for the win.  Carl Edwards will have a 3 point lead in point standings over Tony Stewart heading into the final race of the season at Homestead next Sunday.  MICKEY

CELERY

Mark Houston, a physician and medical director of the Hypertension Institute of Nashville at Saint Thomas Hospital, recommends celery to patients as a natural remedy for lowering blood pressure. This recommendation isn't anything new: Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been prescribing celery or celery root to patients with high blood pressure for more than a century. Studies have shown benefit in animals as well as humans.
How it works: Celery contains phytochemicals known as phthalides, which relax the muscle tissue in the artery walls, enabling increased blood flow and, in turn, lowering blood pressure.
How much: Research suggests that eating four stalks of celery per day may be helpful in lowering blood pressure. For a boost of protein, add a tablespoon of unsalted peanut butter or almond butter; both are high in monounsaturated fat (the heart-healthy kind). 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

THERE IS A 3 WAY TIE AT THE TOP

Well after 11 weeks of this years contest there is a 3 way tie at the top of the standings between The Chief, Murph and Bobby.  Julianne is still 3 games back with hard charging Scott just 4 games back and then Guy and Chiz 5 games back.  It looks like the this years contest is going to be decided between those 7 contestants.  Bobby and John had the best week going 17-7 while Dusty, Tom and Keith had the roughest week going 12-12.  Also there is a pretty big log jam from 8 to 15 place with only 5 games separating that group and between 16 to 20 place there is a only a 3 game separation.  If Andrew doesn't want to finish last this year he is going to have to make up 10 games in a very short period.  Here the updated standings and this weeks games.  MICKEY


WEEK 12 GAMES
NORTH CAROLINA AT VIRGINIA TECH
LOUISVILLE AT UCONN
NEBRASKA AT MICHIGAN
CINCINNATI AT RUTGERS
WISCONSIN AT ILLINOIS
GEORGIA TECH AT DUKE
MIAMI AT SOUTH FLORIDA
MARYLAND AT WAKE FOREST
MINNESOTA AT NORTHWESTERN
IOWA AT PURDUE
TEXAS TECH AT MISSOURI
BOISE STATE AT SAN DIEGO STATE
USC AT OREGON
PENN STATE AT OHIO STATE
TULANE AT RICE
NAVY AT SAN JOSE STATE
LOUISIANA TECH AT NEVADA
CENTRAL FLORIDA AT EAST CAROLINA
VANDERBILT AT TENNESSEE
VIRGINIA AT FLORIDA STATE
TULSA AT UTEP
KANSAS STATE AT TEXAS
UTAH AT WASHINGTON STATE
WILLIAM & MARY AT RICHMOND

STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 11


1. THE CHIEF 165-89---
2. MURPH 165-89---
3. BOBBY 165-89---
4. JULIANNE 162-92 -3
5. SCOTT 161-93 -4
6. GUY 160-94 -5
7. CHIZ 160-94 -5
8. MICKEY 157-97 -8
9. ERIK 157-97 -8
10. DUSTY 156-98 -9
11. LEE 155-99 -10
12. TOM 154-100 -11
13. BIFF 154-100 -11
14. JOHN 153-101 -12
15. GLEN 152-102 -13
16. ANDREW 150-104 -15
17. JONATHAN 149-105 -16
18. RICK 148-106 -17
19. GEORGE 147-107 -18
20. JOY 147-107 -18
21. KEITH 144-110 -21
22. AMANDA 142-112 -23
23. PHILLIPS 132-122 -33

TIE BREAKER STANDINGS
JULIANNE 3
GUY 3
MICKEY 2
THE CHIEF 2
BIFF 2
JOHN 2
BOBBY 2
ERIK 1
CHIZ 1
TOM 1
JONATHAN 1
GLEN 1
MURPH 1
SCOTT 1
LEE 1

VIRGINIA BEATS DUKE, REDSKINS AT MAIMI

The Virginia Cavaliers are now 7-3 after beating Duke yesterday 31-21 in Charlottesville.  I don't think anybody would have predicted that the Cavs record would be as good as it is and they have 2 games left to improve on that in games that they will be heave underdogs.  The Cavs really didn't play that well on offense or defense yesterday but were still able to come away with the W, however if they want any shot at beating Florida State next week they are going to have to play much better.  Next weeks game with Florida State will be played on Saturday night at 7:30pm on ESPN2.  In the NFL today if there was ever a chance for the Redskins to win another game this it will be today when the Skins travel down to Miami, but I would not bet anybody that they were going to win.  The Packers don't play until tomorrow night at home against the Minnesota Vikings.  Matt Kenseth capture the pole for today race at Phoenix edging out A.J. Almendinger for the top spot, Tony Stewart qualified 8th while Edwards will start 9th.  Did you know there are only 41 days until Christmas and I am only about half way through all my shopping.  MICKEY

Saturday, November 12, 2011

VIRGINIA LOOKS TO MAKE IT 3 IN A ROW

The Virginia Cavaliers return home this afternoon looking for there 3rd straight win when the Duke Blue Devils come to town.  The Cavs have had there problems against Duke the last few years so hopefully this team will get over the hump and take out the Blue Devils.  I am not going to the game today but I will be watching it on TV.  In high school football action the Colonials ended there season with a 48-0 loss at Thomas Dale, it has been a very tough season for the Colonials who have just been undermanned this season only dressing 20 players for some games.  Down at the beach Manteo picked up another win in the playoffs beating Southside 47-6, next Manteo will place Plymouth.  They will qualify today at Phoenix for tomorrow race and I am predicting an upset winner on Sunday, I am not going to tell you who it is because that would take the fun out of it.  My picks haven't gone so well so far this week, there have been 2 games and I am already 0-2.  MICKEY

Friday, November 11, 2011

VETERANS DAY


COLONIALS SEASON COMES TO END TONIGHT

The Colonial Heights Colonials football season will come to an end tonight on the road at Thomas Dale ans because I am still fighting a cold I will not be making the trip.  Also tonight is the final night of the regular season for all of the high school football teams in the area with playoffs starting next week.  College basketball season kicks off tonight for most tams in the country with over 100 games scheduled for tonight.  This weekend the Sprint Cup Series will be at the Phoenix International Raceway.  In college football last night Virginia Tech moved one step close winning the Coastal Division again with a 37-26 win over Georgia Tech.  I sure am gals today is Friday because it sure has been a long week.  MICKEY

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A COUPLE OF COOL DAYS

Well it looks like we are going to have a couple of cool days with temps in the 50's before returning into the 60's by Saturday and there is a slight chance of rain this afternoon as well.  I am continuing to battle a cold/laryngitis, it fells like I am getting better but no where near 100%.  There is a big game in the ACC tonight when Virginia Tech travels down to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech, it is a must win game for Georgia Tech if it want to win the Coastal Division of the ACC.  I did get everybody's picks in on time this week but I did have to twist a few arms to get them all in.  MICKEY

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

STILL CONGESTED

Well my laryngitis is still about the same and I am still pretty congested.  I ma still doing allot of coughing and now my right ear seems to be clogged up again as well.  Hopefully it wont be long now until my voice completely returns.  MICKEY

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

LARYNGITIS GETTING BETTER

Well after not being able to talk for the better part of the last 2 days my laryngitis does appear to be getting a bit better.  It is not 100% by no means but it is better than it was for sure.  My biggest problem now is that I am very sore from coughing so much over the last few days.  Well it looks like it is going to make into the 70's the next 2 days before cooling off a little bit before the weekend, there is slight chance of rain on Thursday but besides that it should be a nice few days.  MICKEY

Monday, November 07, 2011

PACKERS 8-0, STEWART WINS AT TEXAS

The Green Bay Packers improved to 8-0 on the season with 45-38 win over the San Diego Chargers yesterday.  Even though the Packers scored 45 points it sure wasn't there best effort for sure, several times in the 2nd half the Packers had blown coverage where the Chargers had receivers running wide open in the end-zone.  Next week the Packers return home to face the Vikings.  The Washington Redskins offensive struggles continued yesterday as the Skins fell to the 49ers 19-11, the Skins defense played well but the offense was pretty inept all day besides scoring a late TD.  Tony Stewart won yesterday Nascar race at Texas and Carl Edwards finished 2nd and still leads the point standings but his lead is down to 3 points over Stewart.  Next week the Sprint Cup Series heads to Phoenix.  My laryngitis is about the same, it is better in the morning but gets much worst as the day goes on.  MICKEY

Sunday, November 06, 2011

THE CHIEF HOLDS ON TO THE LEAD

The Chief holds on to a 1 game lead after 10 weeks of the contest but Murph has made a run to the top of the standings and is just 1 game back with Bobby just 2 games back.  Julianne & Guy are just 3 games back and Scott is within striking distance as well just 4 games back.  Guy & Biff had the best weeks going 17-7 while John had the toughest week going just 10-14, with Guy's weekly win he is now tied with Julianne in the tiebreaker standings with 3 wins.  The top 12 players are within 8 games of the top but time is running out for those 8 games back.  There are some very interesting games this week which shake up things again next week.  Here are the complete updated standings and next weeks games.  MICKEY


WEEK 11 GAMES
VIRGINIA TECH AT GEORGIA TECH
SOUTH FLORIDA AT SYRACUSE
MIAMI AT FLORIDA STATE
AUBURN AT GEORGIA
NEBRASKA AT PENN STATE
WAKE FOREST AT CLEMSON
MICHIGAN AT ILLINOIS
WEST VIRGINIA AT CINCINNATI
MICHIGAN STATE AT IOWA
TEXAS A&M AT KANSAS STATE
FLORIDA AT SOUTH CAROLINA
PITTSBURGH AT LOUISVILLE
TEXAS AT MISSOURI
KENTUCKY AT VANDERBILT
N.C. STATE AT BOSTON COLLEGE
DUKE AT VIRGINIA
WYOMING AT AIR FORCE
TCU AT BOISE STATE
UCLA AT UTAH
OKLAHOMA STATE AT TEXAS TECH
LOUISIANA TECH AT OLE MISS
WASHINGTON AT USC
OREGON AT STANFORD
EAST CAROLINA AT UTEP


STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 10
1. THE CHIEF 150-80---
2. MURPH 149-81 -1
3. BOBBY 148-82 -2
4. JULIANNE 147-83 -3
5. GUY 147-83 -3
6. SCOTT 146-84 -4
7. CHIZ 145-85 -5
8. DUSTY 144-86 -6
9. MICKEY 143-87 -7
10. TOM 142-88 -8
11. ERIK 142-88 -8
12. LEE 142-88 -8
13. BIFF 139-91 -11
14. GLEN 138-92 -12
15. JOHN 136-94 -14
16. ANDREW 136-94 -14
17. JONATHAN 134-96 -16
18. GEORGE 133-97 -17
19. RICK 133-97 -17
20. JOY 132-98 -18
21. KEITH 132-98 -18
22. AMANDA 127-103 -23
23. PHILLIPS 118-112 -32

TIE BREAKER STANDINGS
JULIANNE 3
GUY 3
MICKEY 2
THE CHIEF 2
BIFF 2
ERIK 1
CHIZ 1
JOHN 1
TOM 1
JONATHAN 1
GLEN 1
BOBBY 1
MURPH 1
SCOTT 1
LEE 1

VIRGINIA BEATS MARYLAND, GREEN BAY AT SAN DIEGO

The Virginia Cavaliers beat the Maryland Terrapins yesterday afternoon in College Park, Maryland 31-13.  The Cavaliers threw for over 300 yards and for another 200 in the win, the Cavs defense also played very well in the win.  The Cavs are now 6-3 and are now bowl eligible for the 1st time in 4 years, the Cavs will return home next Saturday to face the Duke Blue Devils.  Well I went down to Greenville, North Carolina to watch the East Carolina Pirates for the 2nd time this season and I have to say things started off pretty well for the Pirates but went down hill from there.  The Pirates scored on the 2nd play from scrimmage and that was the only lead the had in the game as the Golden Eagles took over the game and beat the Pirates 48-28.  The Green Bay Packers will be looking to stay undefeated on the road San Diego, this game will be tough road test for the Packers.  The Redskins will at home to face the 49ers's, it could be another long afternoon for the Redskins.  Kyle Busch will not be racing at Texas in today's Sprint Cup race because he has been parked by Nascar after Friday nights incident in the truck series when he took out Ron Hornaday under caution, he also had to miss yesterdays Nationwide race as well.  Maybe he will get the message after this incident but I doubt it.  Well I hope everybody set there clocks back an hour last night before you went to bed because if not you are up an hour earlier than you need to be.  Also I know have laryngitis so I will have to be quiet for the next few days.  MICKEY

Saturday, November 05, 2011

DIDN'T SLEEP VERY WELL AGAIN LAST NIGHT, VIRGINIA AT MARYLAND

Well I have to say that I didn't sleep very well again last night, for the 2nd night in a row I have been extremely congested and I just cant sleep very well.  Also my throat is a bit sore and my temperature is a bit higher than it normally is as well but still below 100.  Well me & dad went up to watch the Colonials play there final home game of the year against Meadowbrook and it was a very tough night for the Colonials falling 47-3, the Colonials will finish out the season at Thomas Dale next Friday night.  The only highlight of the night occurred when AL was run over by an official while taking pictures, neither one saw each other.  Down at the beach last night Manteo opened with a win in the 1A NC Playoffs beating Mattumiskeet 61-0.  The Virginia Cavaliers football team looks to pick another win today on the road at Maryland, I think the Cavs should just run it down the Terrapins throat.  Despite being under the weather I am going to head down to East Carolina to watch the Pirates face the Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi, the Pirates will need to play a pretty much perfect game today to have a shot at the win.  Greg Biffle captured the pole for this weeks Sprint Cup race at Texas edging his teamate David Ragan for the top spot.  Since I didn't sleep very well I went down to Wal-Mart at about 5:15am.  MICKEY

Friday, November 04, 2011

WHY CANT THEY GET MY SALAD TO ME ON TIME

I cannot understand why Cracker Barrel cannot get my salad to me on time.  The last three times that I have been out there my salad seems to arrive with my meal and each time I have told the waitress that I wanted by salad early but apparently that doesn't matter.  This has not been a problem in the past but lately it sure has been one and they can't get the problem straight I am not going to continue to go there.  I might as well not went to bed last night because I don't think I slept for more than hour at a time, I just tossed and turned all night long.  The Colonial Heights Colonials football team will play its final home game of the season tonight against Meadowbrook and I don't think that they are going to be in a good mood at all since Thomas Dale pretty much knocked them out of the playoffs last week.  This weeks Nascar race is at the Texas Motor Speedway.  MICKEY

Thursday, November 03, 2011

THE PICKS ARE ALL IN

Well I did get all the picks in for this weeks contest just under the deadline last night, I did have to remind a few people during the day yesterday bu I got them all in.  It looks like there are 3 or 4 games where everybody picked the same team so it doesn't look like there is going to be as much movement in the standings this week as there was last week.  There is 1 game in the contest and that is the Tulsa at Central Florida game.  My sinuses are still bothering me this morning but they don't seem to be quite as bad this morning, yesterday I had sinus headache most of the day.  Well I am off to work.  MICKEY

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

PICKS VERY SLOW COMING IN

For some reason this week has been the slowest week of the year for people getting there picks in for Mickey College Football Pick-Em Contest.  I still need 10 peoples picks for this weeks games and usually I only need about 6 or 7 peoples and I have already received the picks of a couple peoples picks who are always late getting them in.  It sure makes it easier to run the contest when people can get there picks in a little quicker.  Don't forget in a few more days you will gain an hour of sleep.  MICKEY

Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man. ~  Jimmy Lyons

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A RAINY HALLOWEEN

Well I have to say that I am glad that I wasn't out Trick-Or-Treating last night, it seemed the rain started picking up as soon as the little ones hit the streets.  I can remember a couple of years when I did go out when I was younger when it rained or was extremely cold which made is miserable out there.  Well today is November 1 and I am well behind in my Christmas shopping this year, for some reason I just lagging behind.  I guess all the stores are about to start there Christmas Blitz with adds and sales.  MICKEY

Monday, October 31, 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, STEWART WINS AT MARTINSVILLE

First off I want to wish all you fellow bloggers HAPPY HALLOWEEN, it could get a little wet for all those Trick or Treaters out there tonight.  Well after a [promising start to the season the Washington Redskins may be the worst team in the NFL right now, they simply aren't doing anything right offensively or defensively.  Tony Stewart won yesterdays Nascar wreckfest at Martinsville holding off Jimmie Johnson for the win and with the win Stewart moves into 2nd place in the point standings just 8 points behind Carl Edwards.  It appears Brian Vickers wan in about half of the cautions yesterday have big run ins with Jamie McMaurray & Matt Kenseth with Kenseth run in with Vickers ending his chance for the championship this year.  My allergies are continuing to give me problems especially in the mornings.  MICKEY

Sunday, October 30, 2011

THE CHIEF IS BACK IN THE LEAD

Well after 9 weeks of the contest The Chief is back in the lead after Julianne and Chiz had a bit of trouble this week.  The Chief, Bobby, Murph, Scott & Lee all went 18-7 this week while Phillips had the toughest week going 12-13.  The Chief has a 3 game lead on over Julianne, Chiz, Bobby and Murph with Dusty and Scott just 4 games back.  The top 9 players are within 7 games of 1st place.  There is a good battle going on for 10th place between John, Tom, Glen, Erik and Lee who are all 10 games back.  This week could big week in the contest with some tough games to pick, I think after this week the contenders and the pretenders will have been separated.  MICKEY


WEEK 10 GAMES
TULSA AT CENTRAL FLORIDA
KANSAS STATE AT OKLAHOMA STATE
TEXAS A&M AT OKLAHOMA
SYRACUSE AT UCONN
TEXAS TECH AT TEXAS
LOUISVILLE AT WEST VIRGINIA
MICHIGAN AT IOWA
VIRGINIA AT MARYLAND
NORTH CAROLINA AT N.C. STATE
DUKE AT MIAMI
TCU AY WYOMING
OLE MISS AT KENTUCKY
UTEP AT RICE
ARMY AT AIR FORCE
TROY AT NAVY
SOUTHERN MISS AT EAST CAROLINA
NOTRE DAME AT WAKE FOREST
SOUTH FLORIDA AT RUTGERS
CINCINNATI AT PITTSBURGH
MISSOURI AT BAYLOR
SOUTH CAROLINA AT ARKANSAS
LSU AT ALABAMA
ARIZONA STATE AT UCLA
LOUISIANA TECH AT FRESNO STATE




STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 9
1. THE CHIEF 136-70---
2. JULIANNE 133-73 -3
3. CHIZ 133-73 -3
4. BOBBY 133-73 -3
5. MURPH 133-73 -3
6. DUSTY 132-74 -4
7. SCOTT 132-74 -4
8. GUY 130-76 -6
9. MICKEY 129-77 -7
10. JOHN 126-80 -10
11. TOM 126-80 -10
12. GLEN 126-80 -10
13. ERIK 126-80 -10
14. LEE 126-80 -10
15. ANDREW 123-83 -13
16. JONATHAN 122-84 -14
17. BIFF 122-84 -14
18. JOY 121-85 85 -15
19. GEORGE 119-87 -17
20. KEITH 118-88 -18
21. RICK 117-89 -19
22. AMANDA 114-92 -22
23. PHILLIPS 107-99 -29

TIE BREAKER STANDINGS
JULIANNE 3
MICKEY 2
GUY 2
THE CHIEF 2
ERIK 1
CHIZ 1
JOHN 1
TOM 1
BIFF 1
JONATHAN 1
GLEN 1
BOBBY 1
MURPH 1
SCOTT 1
LEE 1

QUALIFYING RAINED OUT, REDSKINS AT BUFFALO

Qualifying for today's Sprint Cup race at Martinsville was rained out yesterday so they will line up by the point standings for today, Carl Edwards will start form the pole with Matt Kenseth joining him on the front row.  In the NFL today the Washington Redskins will be on the road at Buffalo, the Bills are 4-2 so I think it is very winnable game for the Skins but they are going have to play better than they did last week.  The East Carolina Pirates beat Tulane 34-13 setting up a big game at East Carolina against Southern Miss, both teams are 3-1 in the East Division of CUSA.  Well it looks like we will have a new leader in the Mickey College Football Pick-Em Contest, I will have the updated standings out a little later this morning.  Well after starting the season winning 7 straight games the Capitals have now dropped 2 straight.  MICKEY

Saturday, October 29, 2011

CARDINALS WIN THE WORLD SERIES

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers last night 6-2 in game 7 last night to win the World Series.  The Cardinals were the team that would just never go away, they just found away to win and get the job done. It was another tough night on the football filed for the Colonials falling to Prince George 55-14, down at the beach Manteo beat Camden 69-7 and Currituck beat First Flight 60-0.  The East Carolina Prates will face the Tulane Green Wave today trying to keep there hopes of playing in CUSA's championship game again this year, a win today would set up a show down with Southern Miss next week.  They are suppose to qualify today at Martinsville for this weeks Sprint Cup race but it appears that they might have to lineup on points because of some very inclement weather.  Well it is a very cold rainy day here in Colonial Heights, if feels like winter has arrived.  MICKEY

Friday, October 28, 2011

VIRGINIA UPSETS MIAMI 28-21, CARDS FORCE A GAME 7

The Virginia Cavaliers football team upset the Miami Hurricanes last night in Miami 28-21.  The Cavs jumped on the Hurricanes early and lead at the half 17-7 and then lead in the 2nd half 28-14 before coming away with the win.  The offense stayed very balanced last night throwing and running the ball well & the defense played outstanding all night coming up with several big defensive stops.  Next week the Cavs will travel to Maryland.  In high school football action tonight the Colonial Heights Colonials will be at home against Prince George, hopefully the rain will hold off for tonight's game.  The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers last night 10-9 in extra innings last night forcing a game 7 tonight in St. Louis.  The Cards rallied form 2 runs down in both the 9th & 10th innings and won it in the 11th, in fact they were down to there last strike in the 9th.  In the NHL the Caps lost there 1st game of the season on the road at Edmonton falling to the Oilers 2-1.  This week the Nascar Sprint Cup Series returns to the Martinsville Speedway.  MICKEY

Thursday, October 27, 2011

VIRGINIA AT MIAMI, WORLD SERIES RAINED OUT

The Virginia Cavaliers football team will be looking to rebound from last weeks embarrassing lost to N.C. State tonight at Miami.  It will be a very tough task for the very young Cavaliers because Miami seem to be playing its best football of the season the last few weeks.  All the picks are now in for this weeks contest and everybody had them in by 9pm last night which was good, I did have to push a few people to speed them up though.  Well game 6 of the World Series was rained out last night in St. Louis, they will try again tonight with the Rangers leading the series 3-2.  The Washington Capitals will be looking to stay undefeated on the young season tonight in Edmonton when they face the Oilers, the Caps are the only undefeated left in the NHL.  The warm weather end today here in the Heights with a high 77 expected before the cold air comes in later tonight and tomorrows high is only going to be 52 with the lows dropping into the 30's tomorrow night.  Well they are going to lay fellow blogger Scott's dad to rest this afternoon in Matoaca, Scott and the rest of the family arrived in town lat night.  MICKEY