Super Bowl’s irregular viewers may know Baltimore Ravens’ offensive lineman Michel Oher as the subject of the movie ‘The Blind Side’. Though the story of Oher is an inspiring one, his depiction on the movie was not so flattering.
BaltimoreRavens.com’s Ryan Mink noted that the real Oher is far different from the character depicted in the movie.
The movie portrayed Oher to be a lethargic, less athletic, and slow-witted person. It also suggested that the player did not know much about the game before being adopted by the wealthy Tuohy family. In fact, one of the reason’s of Oher’s disliking the movie was the depiction of him as an ignorant about football basics.
Oher himself said that he was upset after seeing the portrayal of him in the movie as a person who did not know much about football. In reality, Oher is an extremely hard worker besides being a student of the game.
Now, the Super Bowl has come as a chance to Oher to prove the movie wrong. His team will face San Francisco 49ers, which will put him before a true challenge. This year, 49ers arguably has the best defense in the league. On the other hand, this match will put Oher against two very dangerous pass-rushers, Justin and Aldon Smith. In other words, the lineman will have every chance to prove his worth. It will be a great chance for him to display his football smarts.
However, a member of Tuohy family, Leigh Anne Tuohy, thought that her adopted son missed the bigger picture while judging the movie. The movie earned over $300 million and Leigh wanted to emphasize on the platform that her family received through the movie. She said that her son was angry as he thought that the movie depicted him negatively. She thought that the movie could promote discussion about foster care system.
It is sure that Sunday’s match will be more than a game to both Oher and Tuohy.