The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
By the author of the bestselling Moneyball: in football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story will one day be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League.... show more
By the author of the bestselling Moneyball: in football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story will one day be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When we first meet him, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school such as, say, how to read or write. Nor has he ever touched a football. What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world's perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist turns out to be the priceless combination of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.
Publish date: September 2nd 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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I have not seen this movie and wasn't planning to read the book but our book discussion group at my public library scheduled it so I checked it out. I loved it. I generally read fiction but this reads as easily as fiction and was totally engrossing for me. I had to put aside all the others books ...
I learned sooooo much about football!
I really enjoyed this book. I am in no way a football fan. The only times I enjoy the game is when I'm watching live, preferably when a family member is playing. That said, I was fascinated with Michael Lewis's explanation of why the left tackle became so important and how that influenced the lif...
Lewis does such a great job of writing clear, engaging information about sports. I loved Moneyball, and found The Blind Side to be just as informative and enjoyable.
What an amazing book! The true story of Michael Oher, who is “adopted” by the Tuohy’s, an affluent white family in Memphis. I am not a football fan but the description of the game and the NFL process in this book was interesting non-the-less. The story of Michael’s life is amazing but this book i...