Michael Oher celebrated SB berth with ‘The Blind Side’ family (pic)
Despite insisting he’s not a fan of the movie adaptation of his life, Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Michael Oher nevertheless maintains a strong bond with the actual family who took him as one of their own when he needed it the most.
That’s why it’s perfectly fitting that Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy were on the field following the Panthers’ 49-15 throttling of the Arizona Cardinals to celebrate a Super Bowl berth with their adopted son.
Sean, portrayed by Tim McGraw, and Leigh Anne, portrayed by Sandra Bullock in the film that was based on the 2006 book, “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game,” attended the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium.
Oher shared a photo on Instagram on Monday of the three on the field celebrating the victory.
Oher has stated as recently as last week that he doesn’t really like the movie adaptation about his life, admits teammates have razzed him about it but nevertheless is happy with the impact the film has had on people.
“It was a great movie and inspired so many people,” he said. “But just hearing so much about it, I like to watch whatever else is on the [videos-on-]demand at the hotels.”
Oher said last June that he feels the movie has had a negative effect on his NFL career after being selected by the Baltimore Ravens as the 23rd-overall pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
But now he seems to have settled in nicely with the Panthers and is about to embark upon another trip to the Super Bowl after helping the Ravens win the big game in 2012.
And he had his family there to celebrate it with him on Sunday night.