The "Blind Side" family, the Tuohy's, saw their story played out in a movie and now they are thrilled to be able to watch their adopted son, Michael Oher in the Super Bowl this weekend. There is an uncanny correlation between the hit movie that changed the Tuohy's lives and the fact that Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher will play in his first Super Bowl in New Orleans.
Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy were Oher's adoptive family while he was growing up. Sean went to high school with the author of the book "The Blind Side" Michael Lewis in New Orleans. Actress Sandra Bullock starred as Michael Oher's adoptive mother in the film and Bullock now owns a home in New Orleans.
The Tuohys landed in New Orleans on Thursday afternoon and have a busy schedule through the weekend. It includes dinner with Bullock, who will also be at the game with the family on Sunday evening. Bullock has remained friends with the "Blind Side" family since she filmed the movie.
"She's a great advocate of doing the right thing. She's a big giver," Leigh Anne Tuohy mentioned. "She follows Michael's career every step of the way. It's funny. I'll get texts during the game: 'Why did they do this? They shouldn't have done that.'"
Michael stated to the Los Angeles Times that he doesn't have any great feelings for "The Blind Side" movie. He said he's just excited to be playing in the Super Bowl.
“I’m tired of the movie,” he said this week. “Football is what got me here, and the movie, it wasn’t me.”
Oher stated that he didn't like the way the movie show him as being slow and how he failed to understand even the basic football concepts before "The Blind Side" family taught him.
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