The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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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.

Title:The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0393330478
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:352 pages

    The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game Reviews

  • Jason Koivu
    May 18, 2015

    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...

  • Patrick
    Dec 19, 2007

    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
    Jan 04, 2009

    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...

  • Elisa
    Jan 25, 2010

    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 (...

  • Aaron
    Oct 12, 2007

    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
    Dec 05, 2007

    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...

  • Coleen
    Apr 17, 2012

    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...

  • Jose Tagle
    Oct 25, 2011

    The Blind Side is a book about a homeless teenager who gets adopted by a married couple who sees him on the side of the road and gives him a ride and a place to stay. While he is with them he grows fo...

  • Diane
    Aug 06, 2012

    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...

  • Sherese
    Jan 31, 2010

    Mixed feelings about this one. I'm huge NFL fan and Ravens are one of my favorite teams (mostly because of Ray Lewis) but I didn't know the Michael Oher story until the movie was released. I found the...