The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
1) the importance of and rise of the offensive lineman 2) the story of Michael Oher, 3)LT (as in Lawrence Taylor of the NY Giants)and Bill Walsh (football coach, 49er's) these are "supporting stories" amongst others
I heard of the movie and I like football books, so I thought I would enjoy this story about Michael Oher (and I did). I assumed it was just a story about Michael Oher, which it wasn't.
I read Lewis's book Moneyball awhile back and...more
He starts playing football but he does not have the best grades in the world, his major is protection. His adopted parents use that to an advantage and he become’s really good at the sport...more
The second storyline focuses on Michael Oher, who has all the psyical gifts th...more
Michael Lewis is probably my favorite living author.
About 1980, Tracey Kidder wrote "THE SOUL OF A NEW MACHINE".
A book about how a bunch of employees at a computer company
designed a new computer against restraints of time and money.
I think this was probably the first book that took an
inside look at organizations and how they work to produce
Michael Lewis has glommed on to this genre and has written
a series of great books....more
That said, I have my suspicions about the altruism at the heart of the story. There are too many questionable motivations floating about, although, to Lewis's credit, he doe...more
A real shame that the second half is phoned in. The first half is brilliant; at once a wonderful, heartbreaking story about a real person, and a clean, clear look at the evolution of the passing game and the roles of pass rushers and left tackles. And I know what the West Coast offense is now!
In the end, I wanted more football. Without taking anything away from the story of Michael Oher, which was great, I wanted Lewis's crisp, clear style to explain the intricacies of this very compli...more
But the bulk of the book focuses on the life of Michael Oher, and his unforgettable life...more
I found the Left Tackle/NFL history of the book very interesting. But I can totally see why Michael himself had problems with how he was portrayed in the book. This is not just a poor black teenager being taken in by rich white upper class christian family stereotypical rags to riches taking the black child ou...more
Why I started this book: I lo...more
As in Moneyball (**** July/Aug 2003), which chronicled the strategies behind the Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, Berkeley-based author Michael Lewis takes a personal look at a complicated game in his newest nonfiction extravaganza. Just as they embraced Moneyball, critics eagerly wrap their arms around The Blind Side. It's much more than a treatise on football; it's an exploration of the limits of conventional thinking and how strategic changes affect the value of quick-footed behemoths...more
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game is a book by Michael Lewis released in 2006 about American football. It 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 secon...more
The nonfiction book I read for the fourth quarter was the "Blind Side" by Michael Lewis. The point of view of the story is third person. The purpose of this book is tell the story of Michael Oher, an African American teenage boy, who has had a troubled and sad childhood. Michael has little to no family to speak of and has never really had a place to call home.
The story develops as a classmate's parents takes an interest in Michael. They not only feeds him but also buys him clothes.
As the story...more
The author’s purpose is to entertain the reader and share Mr. Oher’s life story. The theme is to never give up. It shows how you can be a “nobody”...more
The second storyline focuses on Michael Oher, who has all the psyical gifts t...more
What i think made this book very sentimental was that Michael's whole train of though and life was changed by love. He was soon a...more
I was pleasantly surprised to dis...more
The Blind side by Michael Lewis is about a young man named Michael Oher. Michaels father left home when Michael was too young to notice who he was. His mom was not taking good care of him since she was addicted to drugs. The state took Michael away from his mother, so he grew up as an orphan.
Tony, one of the workers at Briarcrest Christian School, introduced Michael to the principal of that school. Tony told the principal and teachers how Michael is poor and...more
The Blind side is outstandingly well written. This stor...more
Michael Lewis attended Princeton University where he received a BA in art history in 1982. He also received a masters degree in economics from the London School of Economics in 1985.
He went on to work with New York art dealer Wildenstein, and then became a bond salesman at...more