The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
|The Blind Side
Evolution of a Game
|Publisher||W. W. Norton & Company|
|September 2, 2006|
The book features two dominant storylines. The first is an examination of how offensive football strategy has evolved over the past three decades in large part due to Lawrence Taylor's arrival in the 1980s and how this evolution has placed an increased importance on the role of the left tackle.
The second storyline features Michael Oher, the former left tackle for the Ole Miss football team, and later right tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. Lewis follows Oher from his impoverished upbringing through his years at Briarcrest Christian School, his adoption by Sean (Michael Lewis's former schoolmate) and Leigh Anne Tuohy and on to his position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football.
The 2009 film The Blind Side was directed by John Lee Hancock and primarily follows the story of Michael Oher. It stars Quinton Aaron as Oher, along with Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, and Kathy Bates. It also features appearances by several past and present college football coaches playing themselves.
- Siegel, Robert (October 10, 2006). "Author Michael Lewis Tackles Football's 'Blind Side'". All Things Considered. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
- Lewis, Michael (September 24, 2006). "The Ballad of Big Mike". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
- "W.W. Norton: The Blind Side". YouTube. Retrieved 15 December 2009. Michael Lewis tells the story of Michael Oher.
- Roberts, Russ (January 29, 2007). "Michael Lewis on the Hidden Economics of Baseball and Football". EconTalk. Library of Economics and Liberty.
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