‘The Blind Side’ a must read for football fans

With all of the hype over the inspirational film “The Blind Side,” I decided to read the book of the same name. I thought “The Blind Side: The Evolution of the Game” by Michael Lewis was going to be just another rags-to-riches story. However, I was surprised to find the book is just as much about football as it is about Michael Oher.
Throughout the book, Lewis sidetracks for pages at a time to talk about different aspects of football, including the short pass and the defensive pass rusher. While these discussions were annoying at first, I was glad I read them because they give a lot of insight into who Oher is and what he does at left tackle. One of my favorite parts of the book is the story of how the left tackle becomes one of the highest paid positions on the field.
The book is entertaining and informative from the start — even though the recount of Joe Theismann having his leg broken was slightly disgusting, I was glad that Lewis told the events thoroughly because I had never heard exactly what happened to Theismann. Lewis also gives an enthralling account of Oher’s life from his birth to his time at Ole Miss.
“The Blind Side” is a great book and I recommend it to anyone who has seen the movie or is a football fan. If you don’t like football, you might want to skip those parts. However, I would recommend you read the entire book.
– Reviewed by SCOTT MOKRIS, Home-schooled

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2 Responses to ‘The Blind Side’ a must read for football fans

  1. Jake says:

    Wasn’t the “hype” over a while ago?
    Also, your title is boring again.

  2. Mrs. Mokris says:

    Actually, just recently, the book was on Borders’ Top Five list.

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