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    The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game (Paperback) By (author) Michael Lewis

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    DescriptionThe young man at the centre of this "compelling book" ("The Economist") will one day be among the most highly paid athletes in the National Football League. When Michael Lewis introduces him to the reader, he is one of thirteen children by a crack-addicted mother; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday or any of the things a child might learn in school-such as how to read or write. Nor has he ever touched a football.He takes up American 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 American football into a game where the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Lewis' protagonist turns out to be the priceless combination of size, speed and agility necessary to guard the quarterback's greatest vulnerability: his blind side.


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    I wish I could go back in time and not buy this book1

    philippa This is primarily a book about American Football. Stats, history, anecdotes of past players. Here and there are tiny sprinklings of Michael Oher's story. I bought the book to read about his life, but disappointingly, his story is pushed into the background as the reader is "impressed" with Michael Lewis' vast knowledge of the politics and history of American Football.

    Who cares about American Football - not me! by philippa

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