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This is a story about a kid who is found and taken under the wing of a middle class white family. He is a big kid with no real education, but they discover within him a big talent. His big talent is playing American Football. Michael Lewis is a great writer and he delivers a stunning book that brings the story of Michael Oher to life.
What is the blind side? In American Football the general on the field is a 6ft 15 stone man who throws the ball, the quarterback, and he usually earns $10-$20m a year. When the quarterback plays he has 10 other team mates on the field. Out of the 10, there are 5 who are there for the quarterback to use as options to give the ball to. The other 5 are there to protect the quarterback until he has passed the ball. If you pass the ball from your right arm, then your left side is essentially your backside, the blindside = it is from where somebody can tackle you before you see him. If you do not want your prize possession knocked out of the game then you better protect him with your biggest and best. Michael Oher is now that man, and as such you may have to pay him a lot of money $5-10m a year.
The book is a story about Michael Oher, and also why his position on the team commands the salary that it does. So you will not get 100% out of the book if you do not understand the basic explanation above about the blindside.
A truly remarkable story.
Oher, one of 13 children to a mother addicted to crack cocaine was given a chance in life by the Tuohy family. Michael Oher was a 6ft 4in, 22 stone boy with incredible athleticism, he soon began to garner plenty of attention from college football scouts all across the country.
Meanwhile, within the NFL, the introduction of free agency was having a huge effect on the value of certain positions. Left Tackle, the player installed to protect the Quarterbacks "blind side" was previously viewed as a relatively unskilled position had now become one of the highest paid roles in all of sport.
Despite the book being written in 2007, it is still very relevant. Oher has forged a successful career in the NFL and last year Oher's Baltimore Ravens won the Superbowl.
A fantastic read and I'm so glad I wanted to get the more intrinsic detail after watching the film. Whilst the film is AMAZING it does not do the book justice
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