Wednesday, December 31, 2008

THE IMPORTANCE OF BLOCKING: Not every inspirational sports story ultimately has a happy ending (see, e.g., the occasional catch-up coverage on Hoop Dreams), so it's nice to see one that does. The Times catches up today with Michael Oher, subject of Michael Lewis' The Blind Side, talking about his struggles both on the football field and in the classroom at Ole Miss. While the article expresses skepticism about Lewis' projection that Oher is the next great offensive left tackle, it notes that he is a likely first round pick.

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