Lewis, Michael

The blind side: evolution of a game - New York W.W. Norton & Co. 2007 - 339 p.

Table of contents:

1.Back story
2.The market for football players
3.Crossing the line
4. The blank slate
5. Death of a lineman
6. Inventing Michael
7. The pasta coach
8. Character courses
9. Birth of a star
10. The egg bowl
11. Freak of nurture
12. And Moses stuttered.


"Lewis has such a gift for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons."--Janet Maslin, New York TimesWhen we first meet Michael Oher 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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Football players - United States - Biography
Oher, Michael
University of Mississippi - Football
College sports - United States

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