The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Details

When we first meet Michael Oher, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football and school after a rich, white, Evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the family's love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.

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Title:The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
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  • Jason Koivu

    FOO-BAH! FOO-BAH! 24-7, 365 Days a Year!Seriously, doesn't it seem like football is happening year 'round these days? The NFL with the help of ESPN has done a hell of a job making themselves ubiquitou...

  • Jess??

    The Blind Side:The Evolution Of A Game by Michael Lewis is a book split into two Stories one is about the game (NFL) and has much history of the game which is interesting also you don't loose sight of...

  • Patrick

    On the merits of the story alone, I enjoyed this book. Lewis is a very good writer, and he is able to tell a compelling story and educate the less knowledgeable without coming off as condescending, wh...

  • Mahlon

    The Blind Side features two story lines, one traces the evolution of offensive football since the early 1980's specifically the way it reacted to the way Hall of Fame revolutionized the Outside Lineba...

  • Diane

    I read this after seeing the movie version and was amazed that many of the precious details I assumed had been invented by Hollywood writers were real and actually happened. The book is mostly about M...

  • Aaron

    Hoop Dreams detailed the machine built around taking poor black athletes from the inner city and sticking them into primarily white school systems that only cared about those athletes to the extent th...

  • Adam

    Lewis writes two stories here. One is interesting. The other is mildly intriguing and probably not as a big a story as it seems.When telling the story of Michael Oher, a poor black kid from Memphis ad...

  • Elisa

    This book has quite a few different stories going on: 1) the importance of and rise of the offensive lineman 2) the story of Michael Oher, 3)LT (as in Lawrence Taylor of the NY Giants)and Bill Walsh (...

  • Coleen

    9/25/09 - As a book club read, this was different. And as football is not my favorite sport (I don't dislike it, but for me it ranks below baseball & basketball), I wasn't sure how I was going to like...

  • Elizabeth (Elzburg)

    I think The Blind Side is the kind of book that anyone can read; football fans and foes alike. "Football haters too?!" Yes, dependant on the depth of your hostility.I literally did not care one bit fo...