Originally written on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 11/13/14

OWINGS MILLS, MARYLAND - MAY 8: Offensive lineman Michael Oher #74 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on during minicamp at the practice facility on May 8, 2009 in Owings Mills, Maryland. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
With all the storylines heading into Super Bowl XLVII, it's incredible to consider the subject of perhaps the most notable story in popular culture in this game is an afterthought.  Ravens tackle Michael Oher's life story was told in the critically acclaimed film The Blind Side.  Sandra Bullock won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Oher's adopted mother Leigh Anne Tuohy.  The movie collected over $300 million dollars at the box office.  And yet, the film's central protagonist Michael Oher remains distant from the movie about his life.  At Super Bowl Media Day, Oher spoke out about his weariness of being attached to The Blind Side to the Baltimore Sun... "I'm tired of the movie," Oher said. "I'm here to play football. Football is what got me here and the movie, it wasn’t me. I always knew how to play football growing up. It was different personalities, stuff like that. Playing football is what got me to this point. “It was a little different, but I’ve been through a lot in my life, some rough times. Being here in New Orleans for the Super Bowl is truly unbelievable.” Oher has made note of his frustration with his portrayal in The Blind Side on several occasions before.  This is what he wrote in his own words two years ago... "I felt like it portrayed me as dumb instead of as a kid who had never had consistent academic instruction and ended up thriving once he got it. Quinton Aaron did a great job acting the part, but I could not figure out why the director chose to show me as someone who had to be taught the game of football. Whether it was S.J. moving around ketchup bottles or Leigh Anne explaining to me what blocking is about, I watched those scenes thinking, 'No, that's not me at all! I've been studying — really studying — the game since I was a kid!' That was my main hang-up with the film."   If I were in Michael Oher's shoes, I would probably be frustrated too at anything innacurate about my own life being shown on the silver screen.  At some point, Michael Oher movie character becomes bigger in the public eye than Michael Oher Ravens player.  With the added crush of media and questions coming at the Super Bowl, you can't blame Oher from wanting to break out of the box of The Blind Side. [Baltimore Sun]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Teammate: Zach Mettenberger sees himself as Titans starter

Maybe Austin Rivers is good at basketball

Mayweather reportedly willing to give rematch to Pacquiao

Eliminate Hack-A-Player: Don't reward violating sports rules

Jon Jones’ manager: Former champ may never fight again

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

No easy solution to the problem of early NFL draft entrants

Josh Smith: Rockets played ‘hero ball’

Pacquiao to have surgery to repair 'significant' shoulder tear

Chris Paul ruled out for Game 1 against Rockets

Stephen Curry thanks father in touching MVP speech

Lawrence Taylor's son pleads guilty to statutory rape

David Blatt: ‘No excuses’ for Cavaliers’ Game 1 loss to Bulls

The 2015 NBA Draft big board, first edition

What’s next for the San Antonio Spurs

Five players on the block after the NFL Draft

Five overhyped NFL Draft storylines that didn't play out

WATCH: Chris Johnson wants to play for the Cowboys

WATCH: Chewbacca throws out 1st pitch at Red Sox game

WATCH: Kyrie Irving carves up Bulls' defense for layup

WATCH: Metallica goes Jimi Hendrix for national anthem

Brandon McCarthy shares disturbing info about himself

Ole Miss fan got pregnant because of upset over Alabama

Willie Cauley-Stein legally changes middle name to 'Trill'

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

2015 NBA Draft big board, first edition

Eliminate Hack-A-Player: Don't reward violating sports rules

No easy solution to the problem of early NFL draft entrants

What’s next for the Spurs

Cauley-Stein changes middle name to 'Trill'

NFL has Los Angeles Rams webpage

10 undrafted free agents to watch

Report: Winston snubbed ESPN

Life without Love: The new-look Cavs

Drafted player changes Twitter name to ‘Pick 245′

Floyd Mayweather Punch Out mock video game is great

Report: Steph Curry to be NBA MVP

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.