Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Michael Lewis's "Blind Side" Subject Stays in School

By Chris Thompson
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 8:04 AM

We remain mystified by the increasing obsession with the NFL draft in the last few years (Do the NBA playoffs really suck that much?), but thought we'd point out one little item. Michael Oher, the stunningly gifted and tragically neglected left tackle profiled in Berkeley writer Michael Lewis' best-seller "The Blind Side," has decided to play his senior year at Ole Miss rather than shoot for the NFL. Lewis' remarkable, emotionally rich book told the story of Oher, a young man with more talent than God, but was so neglected as a child in the West Memphis projects that he could barely speak and hustled for shelter each night.


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