The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

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The Blind Side
Evolution of a Game
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Author Michael Lewis
Country United States
Language English
Subject American Football
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Publication date
September 2, 2006
Pages 352
ISBN 0-393-06123-X

The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is a book by Michael Lewis released in 2006 by W. W. Norton & Company. It focuses on American football.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

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.[3] 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.

Film adaption[edit]

Main article: The Blind Side (film)

The 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.

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