Reading and Thinking Football

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Book Review: The Blind Side

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IMPORTED TO THIS BLOG ON 8/6/08:
The Blind Side by Michael Lewis
As I’m sure I’ve noted elsewhere, Lewis can be a compelling storyteller. See, e.g., Moneyball. The problem with storytellers, though, is that when they try to tell a real story, sometimes the accuracy of their observations can be buried beneath the quality of the storytelling. And, frankly, I don’t trust Lewis when it comes to football. There’s also not a compelling story of how the game changed, which is what was at the core of Moneyball. I actually recommend this book more to non-football fans than football fans, but I don’t actually recommend it that heavily. This was the most disappointing book I read in 2006 that wasn’t actually bad.

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Written by Tom Gower

June 1, 2007 at 03:57

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