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The Blind Side - Evolution of a Game

Michael Lewis

In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play. When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football. What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world's perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself. In The Blind Side, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power.

In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play. When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football. What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world's perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself. In The Blind Side, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power.
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In football, as in life, the value we place on people changes with the rules of the games they play. When we first meet the young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or any of the things a child might learn in school. And he has no serious experience playing organized football. What changes? He takes up football, and school, after a rich, Evangelical, Republican family plucks him from the mean streets. Their love is the first great force that alters the world's perception of the boy, whom they adopt. The second force is the evolution of professional football itself. In The Blind Side, Lewis shows us a largely unanalyzed but inexorable trend in football working its way down from the pros to the high school game, where it collides with the life of a single young man to produce a narrative of great and surprising power.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

5h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:24


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:23


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:54


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:44


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:14


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:06