The Blind Side: Evolution Of A Game

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The Blind Side: Evolution Of A Game

by Michael Lewis

Random House Audio Publishing Group | September 26, 2006 | Audio Book (CD)

The Blind Side: Evolution Of A Game is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.
When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, 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. And he has no serious experience playing organized 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.
In The Blind Side, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 6.33 × 5.4 × 1.04 in

Published: September 26, 2006

Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0739340530

ISBN - 13: 9780739340530

Found in: Sports and Fitness

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from QBs best friend Chronicle of the emergence of the Left Tackle position in football. Enjoyed Lewis' explanation and historical context of the importance of the position in the pro-game. Not so sure about the parallel storyline he presents us with regarding Michael Oher. I'm highly suspect of Lewis' insinuation that the Touhy's took in Oher in an attempt to steer him to Ole' Miss, their alma mater. Overall, Moneyball was a much better read, but Lewis' does a decent job here.
Date published: 2006-12-30

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The Blind Side: Evolution Of A Game

by Michael Lewis

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 6.33 × 5.4 × 1.04 in

Published: September 26, 2006

Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0739340530

ISBN - 13: 9780739340530

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In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play.
When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, 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. And he has no serious experience playing organized 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.
In The Blind Side, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power.

About the Author

Michael Lewis is the bestselling author of Coach, Moneyball, and The New New Thing, among other books. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Tabitha Soren, and their two daughters