Saturday, December 31, 2011


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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



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


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

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Friday, December 02, 2011


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


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