The Blind Side: Evolution of a GamePlay
Then, in a head-turning twist, Michael Oher was taken in and legally adopted by a rich, white, evangelical family in the Memphis suburbs — and turned into a high school graduate, a college student, and a BIG-time football phenomena headed for the limelight and riches of the NFL.
Now, big-time sports watcher Michael Lewis is telling a provocative story of poverty, love and glory, at the intersection of god, race and football.
This hour, On Point: author Michael Lewis about the rags-to-gridiron story of Michael Oher.Guests:
Michael Lewis, author of "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game." His other books include "Liar's Poker" and "Moneyball."
Leigh Ann Tuohy. She took Michael Oher into her family.
This program aired on October 10, 2006.