Tuesday, January 31, 2012


The Virginia basketball team will be back in action tonight at home against the Clemson Tigers in a game the Cavs need to find a way to win.  On paper the Cavs should win but as we found out against Virginia Tech you don't play the game on paper.  The Colonial Heights girls and boys basketball teams will return to action tonight against Dinwiddie, the girls team will be at home while the boys team will play at Dinwiddie.  I took some Tylenol PM last night before I went to bed and I have to say that appeared to help me sleep, I am still pretty congested this morning and my right ear continues to be pretty clogged up.  The next two days are going to feel like Chamber of Commerce days with highs in the upper 60's today and in the low 70's tomorrow.  MICKEY

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. ~ Henry Ford

Monday, January 30, 2012


For about the 1st time in about 5 days I finally had a good nights sleep last night.  I sill have cold and still don't feel all that well but I think it might be trying to clear up a bit.  Well its going be a very mild week weather wise here in the Heights with highs in the 50's, 60's and even low 70's through Friday with chance of rain on Thursday.  There are some indications by late next week it is going to turn much colder.  Also baseball practice can officially start 3 weeks from today however that's Presidents Day so we have to start a day later.  Well I am off to work.  MICKEY

Patience is a secret weapon that forces deception to reveal itself. ~ A.R. Bernard

Sunday, January 29, 2012


The Virginia Cavaliers picked up an ACC road win last night knocking of the N.C. State Wolfpack 61-60.  The Cavs lead the entire game but had to survive a last second shot by N.C. State which come up short preserving the Cavs victory.  The Cavs will return home on Tuesday to face the Clemson Tigers.  The VCU Rams also picked up 1 point win avenging a loss earlier in the year beating Georgia State 59-58 and with the win the Rams remain 1 game behind CAA leader George Mason.  The Rams will be on the road at William & Mary Wednesday night.  I have to say that I didn't sleep very well again last night, just to congested to sleep very well.  MICKEY

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." - Robert Collier

Saturday, January 28, 2012


The Virginia Cavaliers and the VCU Rams will both be on the road looking for road victories today.  The Virginia Cavaliers will be in Raleigh, NC to face the N.C. State Wolfpack where the Cavs always seem to struggle.  The VCU Rams will be on the road in Atlanta facing the Panthers of Georgia State, the Panthers beat VCU earlier in the year.  The Colonial Heights boys basketball team lost to Hopewell last night 70-49, Hopewell ran a full court press the entire game which slowed the Colonials offense which never was able to get on track, there was no report on the Colonials girls game.  My head was extremely congested this morning and I have taken sinus and allergy medicine to try to relieve the problem, I woke during the night and couldn't breathe through my nose at all.  MICKEY

If you want to stand out, don't be different, be outstanding. ~ Meredith West

Friday, January 27, 2012


The Virginia Cavaliers went on a late run last night against Boston College and knocked off the Eagles 66-49 in a game that was much closer than the final score indicated.  The Cavs don't have much time to enjoy this win however because they will be back in action at N.C. State tomorrow.  The Colonial Heights Colonials basketball team will be at home tonight against Hopewell while the CH girls team will visit Hopewell.  I didn't sleep very well last night and then once I fell asleep I was woken up by a vehicle fire a few doors down at about 3am, when I looked out the front door there was a pickup truck full involved.  Well I am off to work.  MICKEY

Something as simple as a smile can change everything. ~ Stephen Welton

Thursday, January 26, 2012


The VCU Rams improved to 8-2 in the CAA and 17-5 overall with a 67-42 win over winiless Towson who now is 0-22.  The Rams lead by 18 at the half and never looked back, the Rams will travel down to Georgia State on Saturday.  The Virginia Cavaliers will at home again tonight against Boston College, the Cavs will be looking for a better result than they had on Sunday against Virginia Tech.  It looks like we are going to have a couple of days in the low 60's here in the Heights before turning a bit cooler for the weekend.  MICKEY

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. -William James

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The VCU Rams will be back in action tonight at win-less Towson, that's right win-less Towson.  It's hard to believe that in this day and time of scheduling that they didn't schedule anybody that they can beat, they are 0-21.  Well my mouth is just at about 100% again, not quite but it is getting but I my right ear is now my biggest concern it is still clogged up.  My right arm is getting a week off from throwing this week because of exams at the school, exams will end on Thursday.  MICKEY

Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win. -Bobby Knight

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


VCU didn't play it's best game of the season last night against Hofstra but they did play good enough to come away with a 61-49 win the.  The Rams remain 1 game behind George Mason for the top spot in the CAA and will face 0-21 Towson next on the road tomorrow night.  The Colonial Heights boys and girls basketball teams are off until Friday night when they face Hopewell because they are taking exams.  MICKEY

He who throws dirt always loses ground. -Unknown

Monday, January 23, 2012


The Virginia Tech Hokies upset the Virginia Cavaliers last night at the JPJ Arena 47-45.  The Cavs trailed by 4 at the half and then lead by 4 before Virginia Tech was able to come away with a 2 point win.  The Cavs will face Boston College next on Wednesday night.  The VCU Rams return to action tonight at home against Hofstra.  Well this Super Bowl is now set with the Patriots and Giants coming away with wins yesterday.  In the AFC the Patriots held off the Ravens 23-20 when the Ravens kicker missed a field goal that would have tied the game as time expired.  In the NFC the Giants needed OT to beat the 49ers 20-17 in OT, the Giants got there chance in OT when the 49ers punt returner fumbled giving the Giants great field position to come away with the win.  Well it does look like it is going to be a pretty mild week weather wise with high temps in the 50's and 60's all week.  MICKEY

You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose. -Lou Holtz

Sunday, January 22, 2012


The VCU Rams overcame a sluggish start in beating the Old Dominion Monarchs last night 61-48 in a key CAA match-up.  With the win the Rams are now in a 3 way ties for second place in the CAA with Old Dominion and Drexel and are chasing George Mason who are 7-1 in CAA play.  The Rams will be back in action at home against Hofstra.  The Virginia Cavaliers will be looking to keep Virginia Tech winless in the ACC tonight when the Hokies visit the JPJ Arena, the Cavs are 2-1 in the ACC while Tech enters the game at 0-4 in the ACC.  Well after today's action in the NFL we will know who will be in this years Super Bowl.  In the AFC Championship Game the Baltimore Ravens will be at New England where the Patriots are favored and in the NFC Championship Game the New York Giants will be at San Francisco to face the 49ers where the 49ers are slight favorites to win.  I am predicting that it will be the Giants against the Patriots in this years Super Bowl.  MICKEY

You can make progress or you can make excuses, but you can't do both. ~ Unknown

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Saturday, January 21, 2012


The Colonial Heights Colonials picked up there first Central District win of the year last night upsetting the Matoaca Warriors 88-84.  The Colonials lead just about the entire game and led by 10 at the half and extended there lead to 20 in the 3rd before Mataoca made a late run to cut the lead to 3 points before the Colonials where able on and get the win.  In college basketball action today the VCU Rams will be at home against the Monarchs of Old Dominion in a big CAA match-up for both teams, I think the Rams will win but it will be a very close game.  Well it looks like it is going to be cool rain day here in the Heights today and it doesn't look like it is going to get below freezing here in the Heights the next 5 days which is fine with me.  Have a good day.  MICKEY

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. -Babe Ruth

Friday, January 20, 2012


The Virginia Cavaliers went down to Atlanta last night and crushed the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 70-38.  The Cavaliers left little doubt in this game leading by 18 at the half and then extending there lead in the 2nd half beating the Jackets by 32, next up for the Cavs is Virginia Tech on Sunday and the Hokies have not won a ACC game yet this year.  The VCU Rams needed OT last night to beat the William & Mary 69-68, what an I say sometimes yup have to win ugly but I am sure the coaches at VCU weren't happy with the game being this close.  In high school basketball action last night the CH girls team lost to Matoaca 55-50, the CH boys team will be at home tonight against Matoaca.  I sure am glad that it is Friday.  MICKEY

Everything is impossible to a person who never tries anything. ~ J J Mercado

Thursday, January 19, 2012


The VCU Rams will be looking for another CAA win tonight when it host the Tribe of William & Mary tonight at the Siegel Center.  Also tonight the Virginia Cavaliers will be on the road at Georgia Tech looking for another ACC win.  In high school basketball action last night Varina beat Colonial Heights 81-58, the CH girls team will be on the road at Matoaca tonight while the boys team will be at home against Matoaca tomorrow night.  It appears that my teeth have gotten much better this week, the pain is just about gone away but the area is still just a bit tender.  MICKEY

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. -Althea Gibson

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


The Colonial Heights girls basketball team beat Petersburg last night 33-30 at home while the boys team lost at Petersburg 86-57.  The Colonials boys team will be back in action at home tonight against Varina.  I am a bit sore this morning from throwing some more BP last night and I will be throwing again tonight trying to build up my arm strength getting ready for the 1st official day of practice which is just a little over a month away.  It was 2 years ago today that Me Ma Ruth passed away and it sure doesn't seem like it has been 2 years, just like Pa Pa she is missed everyday.  After yesterdays very warm day it is going to be much cooler today, the high for the day has already occurred.  MICKEY

Little things please little minds. -English proverbs

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Well its already 25 degrees warmer than it was yesterday at this time and its going to make it all the way into the mid 60 today before dropping back into the 40's tomorrow.  The temps have really been going up and down the last few weeks and by Sunday it looks like it is going to be back into the low 60's.  The Colonial Heights boys and girls basketball team will both be in action tonight against Petersburg, the boys team will be at Petersburg while the girls team will be at home against the Crimson Wave.  Not much else happening around here so I am heading to work.  MICKEY

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. ~ Thomas Edison

Monday, January 16, 2012


Well today Mozart Goulder is 2 years old, it's hard to believe that he is already 2 and understand that he might even get a cake for his birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOZART.  The Green Bay Packers season came to an end yesterday at the hands of the New York Giants 37-20.  From the start of the game it looked like the Giants wanted be there and the Packers didn't but I thing the Giants had allot to do with that.  The Packers turned the ball over to may times and dropped to many passes against a good team to win the game.  It doesn't matter how good you played in the regular season if you cant win in the playoffs, I can understand it a whole better if the Packers would have played but to play like they did yesterday I think there allot of upset PAcker fans today.  In the AFC Playoffs yesterday the Ravens beat the Texans 20-13 and the Texans gave the Ravens everything the wanted but came up just a little short, the Ravens will play at New England for the AFC Championship.  MICKEY

"Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow." ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Sunday, January 15, 2012


The Green Bay Packers will face the New York Giants this afternoon at Lambeau Filed with the winner advancing to the NFC Championship Game next week where they will face the San Francisco 49er's.  The 49er's upset the New Orleans Saints yesterday 36-32 in a very wild finish where 4 TD's where scored in the final 4 minutes and 9 seconds of the game.  In the AFC playoff game yesterday the New England Patriots crushed the Denver Broncos 45-10 ending Tebowmania for this year.  The Broncos where simply just over-matched in this game, the Patriots will play in next weeks AFC Championship game against the winner of today Baltimore Raves vs Houston Texans game where the Ravens are heavy favorites to win.  In college basketball action yesterday the VCU Rams picked a win on the road at Delaware 68-55, the Rams played a very good defensive game yesterday.  The New York Rangers continue to play some very good hockey, last night the Rangers beat the Maple Leafs 3-0 and now have the best record in the NHL and will play at Montreal today.  GO PACKERS.  MICKEY

You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.-B.Prudden

Saturday, January 14, 2012


The NFL Playoffs resume today with a pair of games in San Francisco and New England.  In the first game of the day it will be the New Orleans Saints traveling to San Francisco to face the 49ers in the NFC where the Saints will be be favored on the road.  IN the AFC the Denver Broncos will be heavy underdogs tonight when they travel to New England to face the Patriots, however the Broncos have the x-factor Tim Tebow.  In college basketball action today when the face Delaware, the Rams need to win this game to stay towards the top of the CAA.  In high school basketball action last night the Thomas Dale Knights beat the Colonial Heights Colonials 80-64, next up for the Colonials is a game with #1 team in the state Petersburg on Tuesday night.  MICKEY

You cannot make progress without making decisions. ~ Jim Rohn

Friday, January 13, 2012


The Virginia Cavaliers put up a good fight last night at Duke but in the end Duke had just a little to much for the Cavs beating the 61-58.  The Cavs lead by 4 at the half but had one bad stretch were Duke built there lead to 9 points and the Cavs just couldn't recover.  The VCU Rams ended there 2 game losing streak beating James Madison 64-45, JMU made a couple of runs in the game but VCU was just to much for the Dukes.  In high school basketball action last night the CH boys team lsot Collegiate 55-47 while the CH girls team lost to Thomas Dale 32-28.  The CH boys team will be at home tonight against Thomas Dale.  Well its quite a bit colder this morning than it was the last few days and the high won't make it out of the low to mid 40's the next few days and its a bit breezy this morning as well.  Well I went back to the oral surgeon yesterday and he unpacked my dry socket and it hurt pretty bad until I took some Advil last night however so far this morning it is just sore but the pain is not throbbing so far.  Its Friday my favorite day of the week.  MICKEY

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. ~ Mark Twain

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Here are the 2011 final standings, as you can tell by the photo the new champ is Murph.  I will be sending out a overview of this your contest on how everybody did this weekend sometime.  MICKEY


1. MURPH 241-113---
2. THE CHIEF 236-118 -5
3. BOBBY 235-119 -6
4. JULIANNE 231-123 -10
5. SCOTT 231-123 -10
6. TOM 229-125 -12
7. ERIK 227-127 -14
8. CHIZ 226-128 -15
9. BIFF 225-129 -16
10. KEITH 225-129 -16
11. JOHN 223-131 -18
12. GUY 221-133 -20
13. MICKEY 220-134 -21
14. GLEN 220-134 -21
15. ANDREW 220-134 -21
16. RICK 219-135 -22
17. DUSTY 219-135 -22
18. GEORGE 219-135 -22
19. LEE 215-139 -26
20. JONATHAN 212-142 -29
21. JOY 212-142 -29
22. PHILLIPS 198-156 -43
23. AMANDA 196-158 -45


The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team will be on the road at Duke tonight for what could be it's toughest test of the season so far this year.  I think the Cavs will have a very tough time tonight facing Duke and the refs who always seem to be a little bit intimidated by the Cameron Crazies.  The VCU Rams return home tonight to face the JMU Dukes, the Rams will be looking to end a 2 game losing streak.  Well I threw about 400 pitches last night and about 250 the night before and by right arm is very sore this morning, its a good thing that I don't have to throw again tonight because I would be very questionable.  I will also be heading back to the oral surgeon today to let him look at my dry socket again, since he re-packed the other day it has felt pretty good.  It is going to make it into the 60's today but after today the high are only going to be in the 40's the next 3 days though.  MICKEY

"When you confront a problem you begin to solve it." - Rudy Giuliani

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Well it looks like it is going to be a very rainy day here in the Heights, there is a 100% chance of rain both today and tonight and it is going to be on the cool side as well with temps in the upper 40's.  Well after going back to the oral surgeon yesterday my mouth is feeling much better, he re-packed my dry socket which took most of the pain I was having away.  He said I din't have any infection and the soft tissue was healing very well and pretty much that the pain I was having was just from the slow healing process at my age.  I do have to go back tomorrow to let him look at it again.  Well try to stay dry today.  MICKEY

Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself. -Unknown

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Well this year Mickey's College Football Pick-Em Contest was won by Murph who held of The Chief & Bobby for the win.  This was Murph's 1st win of the contest and with Murph winning there still is no one who has won the contest more than once in the 4 years that I have had the contest.  I will send out an e-mail later this week with a complete overview of how everybody did this year and I hope everybody who participated in this years contest will com back and play again next year.  I already have 1 new player lined up for next years contest and would like to get to 25 players for next years contest.  The Alabama Crimson Tide captured the BCS Championship game last night in New Orleans dominating the LSU Tigers 21-0, the Tide scored on 5 field goals and 1TD but the they missed the xtra point on the TD and with last nights game the college football season has officially came to an end.  I will be heading back to the oral surgeon today, I have been in allot of pain the last few days.  MICKEY

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. ~ Walter Elliott

Monday, January 09, 2012


The New York Giants beat the Atlanta Falcons yesterday 24-2 yesterday in New York to advance to the next round of the NFL Playoffs where they will face the Green Bay Packers next weekend.  In the AFC yesterday the Denver Broncos upset the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in OT when Tim Tebow threw a 80 yard TD pass on the 1st play of OT after the Steelers had tied the game late and seemed to have all the momentum on there side.  Tebow picked a good time to have his best game as a pro leading the Broncos to the win.  Well tonight they will play the BCS Championship game in New Orleans when Alabama faces LSU, this game really could go either way but I think I would rather see Alabama win.  The VCU Rams lost another CAA game last night this time on the road at Drexel falling to the Dragons 64-58.  My mouth continues to be very sore, as long as I take some Advil I don't feel to bad but if I don't take them it is very sore.  MICKEY

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. ~ Jim Rohn

Sunday, January 08, 2012


The Virginia Cavilers opened up ACC play yesterday with a 52-51 win over the Miami Hurricanes at the JPJ Arena.  With the win the Cavaliers are now 14-1 and have won 12 straight games and will have a huge test at Duke on Thursday night.  The VCU Rams will be back in action tonight on the road at Drexel, the Dragons have not lost a game at home all year.  In the NFL Playoffs yesterday the Texans won there 1st playoff game in franchise history beating the Bengals 31-10, the Texans will be play in Baltimore next week.  The New Orleans Saints beat the Detroit Lions last night 45-28, the Saints will travel to San Francisco next week.  The Packers will host the winner of today's Falcons vs Giants game.  I woke up this morning at about 4am with my mouth hurting quite a bit, I am hoping that I am not have a relapse.  I will be a heading home from the beach later this morning.  MICKEY

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. ~ Da Vinci

Saturday, January 07, 2012


The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team opens up ACC play tonight at the JPJ Arena against the Miami Hurricanes, the Cavs have won 11 straight games.  In high school basketball action last night Colonial Heights fell to Prince George.  The NFL Playoffs start today with a pair of games, in the AFC Cincinnati will be at Houston and in the NFC Detroit will be at New Orleans.  I am at the beach for the weekend and it is like a ghost-own down here which made for a very pleasant drive down here last night and its suppose to be a very nice day down here as well with temps in the low 60's.  My mouth continues to be a bit sore, there is no sharp pain except when I eat but guess that is to be expected after you have all 4 of your wisdom teeth removed.  MICKEY

Everything is impossible to a person who never tries anything. ~ J J Mercado

Friday, January 06, 2012


Well it is going to be a very mild day here in Colonial Heights for it to be the first week of January.  It is suppose to make into the low 60's today and tomorrow as well before dropping back into the low 50's Sunday and Monday.  Well I went to back to my oral surgeon yesterday and he unpacked my dry socket to see how it would feel after he took it out and I have say it felt pretty good the first few hours after he took it out however it is a bit sore this morning.  The pain is no wear near it was the other day when he put the packing it but it is a bit sorer than I would like to be.  The Colonial Heights boys basketball team will be in action at home tonight against Prince George, the Colonials girls team lost to Prince George.  I almost forgot mention it's my favorite day of the week, it's Friday.  MICKEY

 A winner makes commitments. A loser makes promises. -Unknown

Thursday, January 05, 2012


The VCU Rams lost to the Georgia State Panthers last night 55-53 at the Siegel Center.  The Rams trailed for most of the game and made a late run but just came up short suffering there 1st CAA loss of the year.  With the loss the Rams are now 11-4 will play at Drexel next on Sunday night.  In case you missed it last night West Virginia crushed Clemson last night 70-33, I sure didn't see this coming and if there was ever a jeckle and hide tide this year it was Clemson.  Well one week ago today I was getting ready to to get my wisdom teeth taken out and week later I am slowly starting to improve, I am getting better every day but I am still only at about 75%.  If I wouldn't have had the the dry socket after the surgery I think I would be a bit better, I do have to go back to the oral surgeon this afternoon.  MICKEY

Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine. -Whoopi Goldberg

Wednesday, January 04, 2012


It is a very cold 17 degrees here in Colonial Heights this morning and if my teeth weren't sore enough the cold air isn't helping the situation none either.  Well I did go back to the oral surgeon yesterday and I did have a dry socket and he packed the the socket with some type of medication which took the extreme pain away and I have to go back and see him tomorrow.  Also my sinuses have flared up this morning as well.  The Colonial Heights boys basketball team lost to Dinwiddie last night while the Colonial Heights girls team beat Dinwiddie.  Tonight in college basketball action the VCU Rams will be at home against Georgia State.  In college football action last night Virginia Tech lost to Michigan in OT 23-20, Tech had there chances to Michigan away in 1st half but had to settle for to many FG's instead on TD's which cost them.  By the way it is going to be in the 60's by Friday.  MICKEY

For true success ask yourself these four questions Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?. ~ James Allen

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team picked up a big win on the road at LSU last night beating the Tigers 57-52 and with the win have won 11 straight games and are now 13-1 on the season.  The VCU Rams picked up another CAA win last night beating Hofstra 80-63 last night in New York.  The Virginia Tech football team will face Michigan tonight in the Sugar Bowl, if Tech wants to win tonight they are going to have to contain Michigan's QB.  The Mickey's College Football Pick-Em Contest is winding down, Murph still leads The Chief by 2 games heading into the final bowl games.  It is going to be bit cold today so you better keep your hat on, the cold temps are not going to last long though.  I am going to try to get back to see my oral surgeon today, I think I may have what the call a dry socket which I can tell you doesn't feel very pleasant.  I have posted a neat photo that I got off the web from the NHL's Winter Classic yesterday where the Rangers beat the Flyers 3-2.  MICKEY

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. -Chinese Proverbs

Monday, January 02, 2012


The Green Packers rested several of there stars yesterday but that didn't stop the Packers from beating the Lions 45-41 behind Matt Flynn's 6 TD passes, that's right Matt Flynn not Aaron Rogers.  The 6 TD's by Flynn set a Packers franchise record.  With the win the Packers finish the season with a 15-1 record and will receive a bye in the 1st round round of the NFL playoffs.  Meanwhile the Redskins woes continued in Philadelphia yesterday as the Eagles beat the Redskins 34-10, plain and simple the Skins had a terrible year.  The Virginia basketball team has a tough game on the road tonight at LSU, the Cavs will need to pay better than they have been playing the last few games to come away with a big road win.  The VCU Rams will be on the Hofstra in CAA match-up.  Some much colder temps are on the way however it doesn't look like it is going to stay around to long, tomorrow it is only going be 34 and the low tomorrow night will be in the upper teens.  The temps will moderate into 50's by Friday though.  MICKEY

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. -Chinese Proverbs

Sunday, January 01, 2012


Well I want to wish all you fellow bloggers a very Happy New Year and I hope everybody has a good 2012.  I have to say for the 1st time in about 5 years I was up to see the new year come in last night.  The Virginia football team lost last night to Auburn in the Chic-fil A Bowl 43-24, Auburn just had to many good athletes for Virginia and in overwhelmed the Cavaliers.  The Cavs offense played ok but the special team were just flat out terrible last night and the defense at times just looked bad.  I have to say for a team that wasn't to do to much this Virginia team did much better than most people predicted but did get the weaknesses exposed by several teams at the end of the season.  If I was going to give this team a letter grade this year I would give them a B-.  The Green Bay Packers will finish out the regular season today at home against the Detroit Lions, the Packers are going to be resting several players who have been banged up a bit the last few weeks and it's a possibility that Aaron Rogers will be deactivated as well since the Packers already have locked up home filed advantage in the NFC and they have nothing to gain.  The Washington Redskins will be on the road at Philadelphia today in a game that doesn't mean anything to either team, the only the players will be playing for is there jobs next year.  I finally had another decent night of sleep for the 1st time since my wisdom teeth cam out Thursday morning.  MICKEY

You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one. -John Wooden