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For 16 years, Michelle Gormley has been coming to work at TD Garden, home of the Boston Celtics and Bruins, and a mecca for New England sports fans. Tuukka Rask Jersey . As director of education for The Sports Museum housed in the arena, Gormley meets famous athletes (even Larry Bird), sees the treasured artifacts on display every day and can look down at the parquet floor or ice to watch the teams practice. Sometimes, she has to remind herself how lucky she is.You know, its funny, you start not to notice it until youre with someone and theyre like, Oh, wow, this is really kind of cool coming in here, she says. Ive been here awhile. When you see it through someone elses eyes and how cool they think it is, you re-focus and appreciate it more.Gormley, 46, grew up in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, as a devoted Celtics fan. She went to Stonehill College in Easton with the intention of becoming a teacher, majoring in communications with a minor in elementary education. While a student, she also began working as a ranger for the National Park Service, giving tours of Bostons Freedom Trail -- something she still does on Saturdays.She worked at Boston University after graduating as director of student employment. It was then that she was helping a student find a job when she stumbled across the opening for the director of education at The Sports Museum -- and went for it herself. Its been a perfect job, she says, allowing her to combine her desire to be an educator with her love of New England sports and history.The Museum, which consists of exhibits along the concourse of two levels at TD Garden, has about 2,000 artifacts from the regions sports history.Here is Gormleys story, in her words:My path to the museumI grew up during the time of the Bicentennial, so my mother dragged us to every historical and cultural thing that was going on at that time. I developed my love for history then. And growing up in Boston during the 80s, there was so much going on with sports. It was so much fun. Then as a ranger for the National Park Service, I was doing Freedom Trail tours and talks at Faneuil Hall, so thats how I got my museum background. We used to work with a lot of the small museums around Boston.A perfect jobIts a unique fit for me. I dont think youre going to find too many places that have your hobby and interests (sports) as a spectator in your free time merge with what you want to do professionally as an educator. Thats something not everyone has a chance to do.Inside The GardenWe say the museum is about half a mile long. It goes around the perimeter of the fifth and sixth levels, which is also the Premium Club. We have some larger areas, gathering places, but its mostly the concourse. Its what it sounds like: a museum dedicated to sports. We have artifacts, artwork, information and photography of not just the four major professional teams in New England, but boxing, lacrosse, everything.Favorite displayWe just put in a great exhibit about Title IX. When I tell kids that I walk around the museum with that girls could not play hockey when I was in school, its hard for them to believe. Now its so different they cant even comprehend that. So I love taking them to it and showing them about this rule that helped promote womens sports.Bleeding greenAnother favorite display is about the Bill Russell era with the Celtics, what all those guys went through and the things Red Auerbach did to make sure they were a team.We have Shaquille ONeals shoes, which is really fun when kids look at those. Theyre bigger than half of them.What I do as education directorPart of it is bringing in school groups, but mostly what it is now is going out into the community with programs weve developed, to Boys and Girls Clubs and schools. Thats a little different. We have Boston vs. Bullies, a bullying prevention program, and Stand Strong, a character development program. We also have an annual sports writing contest. We try to take the great things you learn from in sports and apply it to kids learning.How these relate to sportsWith Boston vs. Bullies, we have athletes from the different teams speak on a video about bullying. Nine athletes from Boston provide a big hook for kids to learn. Rather than listening to me talk about it, theyre listening to someone they watch and admire. Stand Strong is a sports and character development program. About 70 percent of kids stop playing organized sports by middle school. We wanted to teach things theyd learn in a team sport like determination, teamwork, courage, responsibility and fairness, our five tenets. Its a 13-week program. We take them out on experiences to reinforce what theyve learned, so theyll go rock climbing when we talk about courage or get to play on the Celtics parquet when we talk about teamwork.Writing contestThe annual Will McDonough Writing Contest is named after the longtime Boston Globe sportswriter. All the topics are related to sports, but we get the students to reflect what theyre learning in school, so it might be to write a biography of their favorite athlete. Or, persuasive writings such a big thing now, so it might be, Who belongs in the Hall of Fame, and give us your reasons why. Try to convince us. Its really useful for teachers, too.The best feelingEvery year when we have our end-of-the-year party for our Stand Strong students, some of them will get up and talk about what theyve learned. Thats really emotional for me. I start welling up. Theyll say things like, I never would have been friends with these kids if not for Stand Strong. You can just see them grow up over this 13-week program.Stanley Cup feverI have to say I wasnt the biggest hockey fan before I started, but Im definitely a bigger Bruins fan now. Its hard to pin down one favorite memory here, but I think when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup, we got to participate in all sorts of fun things they were doing -- riding on the duck boat in the parade, and we watched the winning game in the arena with all our colleagues.Sweaters come in handySome days Im really cold because the ice is down there and Im watching the Bruins practice. How much would I have loved to be doing this when I was 16 years old, you know, just watching? Its kind of exciting to come to work every day. Bobby Orr Jersey . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. 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The Patriots held the Broncos offense without a touchdown and forced two turnovers.They also did it in a bruising style that had previously only shown up in flickers. It included four sacks on Denver quarterback Trevor Siemian and several more big hits on his receivers. The biggest -- and loudest -- example might have been a drive-ending blow delivered by Patriots safety Devin McCourty in the fourth quarter, dislodging a pass to Demaryius Thomas.You could just tell guys were talking and communicating, McCourty said. Were trying to get to offenses the best we can, so when we go out here on Sundays we can just fly around. ...They made a couple of plays and then we make a big play.It might have also been the most emphatic example that the Patriots defense can not only survive, but thrive following the trades defensive end Chandler Jones and linebacker Jamie Collins.Cornerback Logan Ryan, who had his first interception of the season Sunday, attributed the success to everyone remaining as loose as possible on the field.Were getting after the quarterback, were plaaying great defense, guys are feeding off of each other, were joking a lot and guys are just having fun playing ball right now so its working, he said. Custom Boston Bruins Jerseys. Plus, we were doubted all year. ... We heard about (the Broncos) secondary and their defense so we wanted to come out here and prove something.Underestimated or not, everything has flowed together at the right time for Ryan and his teammates.The defensive line is getting consistent production from Trey Flowers and Malcom Brown. Its exactly what the coaching staff hoped to see with Flowers healthy after being limited to just one game during his rookie season.Flowers finished with two sacks Sunday to bring his season total to seven. Brown had one sack Sunday, increasing his total to three in 2016.Each week is different. Different offensive lineman, different sets, different schemes as far as defense, you just got to get to them when you can, Flowers said. Obviously Im not the one looking at sack numbers, its more about pressuring the quarterback. Its having him looking at the rush instead of looking down field. Anytime we can flush the quarterback and get his line rattled a bit, is big.Flowers said nobody in the Patriots locker room is dwelling on locking up the division title.Obviously we worked hard for it and we earned it, he said. But we still got a job to do so well continue to work for our ultimate goal.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightower ' ' '