Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Luck Nicolette!

If you're a loyal fan of Section 36, you probably remember Miss Rhode Island Nicolette Peloquin's visit. It was so much fun, and one of the most popular visits so far.

You also know that Nicolette has generously provided Section 36 with some incredible pictures. One of my favorites is this one, taken by fellow visitor Kelsey Garcia.

You also know that a Section 36 t-shirt looks absolutely amazing on her!

Why am I telling you all this? Because right now, Nicolette has the chance to earn the right to wear an outfit that will look even better on her than this shirt does.

Last weekend, Nicolette made it through final auditions to be a New England Patriots Cheerleader! She is currently going through boot camp as a last hurdle in order to make the team! 

We couldn't be prouder of Nicolette and wish her luck as she tries to fulfill her dream! Hopefully she'll remember Section 36 after she hits it big!

Good luck Nicolette!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Brady vs. Manning: The Untold Story of the Rivalry That Transformed the NFL, by Gary Myers

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are two of the best quarterbacks to
ever play the game. But, they reached the top of their profession by following different paths. One destined to greatness through a first round draft choice. The other almost forgotten, starting from the bottom of the draft. But, as much as they are different, there is so much the same about them. This book explores both sets of qualities to show that greatness can be found anywhere.

The book certainly does that. It's the couple things that it doesn't do that are really the problem. I'm not sure the author was aware of the title when he was writing the book. The "vs" part never really shows up. It's just a collection of facts about both of them, presented in themed chapters. Which actually brings up the other problem, the organization. It's not really there. It seems like the author interviewed a bunch of people, got a bunch of great stories, and then had to figure out how to make that into a book. So, there wasn't a chronological order to the facts. Or, a numerical order. The stories weren't told in the process of recounting one of there many match-ups. They were just sort of told. As such, there was a bunch of jumping around, and even some retelling of stories that fit into more than one grouping. So, while many of the stories were interesting, and new to me, I found it difficult to follow. Overall, that didn't completely take away from the amount of information provided. I just wish it was formatted better. What did you think?

Rating: 3 Quarters.

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