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The Blind Side - now with pictures

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 93Devil, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I don't know if it belongs in Anything Goes or Sports and News, but I think it deserves its own thread.

    Bring the Kleenex.
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I want to be snarky and above it, but darn me if that doesn't look really good.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Yeah it does.

    And Oher's adopted mom is way hotter than Sandra Bullock.
  4. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    It looks like the football version of Diff'rent Strokes
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Slight threadjack for a moment...

    Was that trailer supposed to get me to the theater? Because I feel like I just saw the whole movie.

    I just don't get why they summarize an entire film in the trailer.

    Anyway, helluva story. Hope it's a good movie.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Damn good point.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Surely, there will be different versions of the trailer. I tend to think that one was aimed at women. The ones that will air on ESPN and its ilk would certainly have more football scenes.
  8. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    I'm glad I didn't have anything in my mouth when she said "You threaten my son you threaten me" 'cause it would've ended up all over my monitor and keyboard.
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    Anyone here read the book by Michael Lewis?
  10. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Yep. One of my favorites.
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I absolutely love it. The selection they ran in SI where he describes the Theismann play is unbelievable.

    The only complaint I have, as always with Lewis, is how unrelentingly he slobbers over his subjects.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Good book, but it veers totally away from where you think it's going at the start of the story. You think it's going to be about the evolution of the left tackle position --- which would have been interesting in itself --- and basically becomes the Michael Oher rags-to-riches story.

    I agree Lewis tends to gush, even moreso in this case because he and Sean Tuohy (Oher's adopted father) grew up together. I think that without that built-in access, it wouldn't be quite the book it turned out to be.
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