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The Blind Side

Posted By Jaelyn Terrion

The Blind Side is a sport movie based on the real life story of Michael Oher. A homeless teen is taken in by a prestigious football loving family and uncovers his athletic ability. Michael overcomes what's thrown at him and hopes for an NFL future.

About The Blind Side

Oscar-winners Sandra Bullock and Kathy Bates, and country singing star Tim McGraw headline this deeply moving adaptation of the Michael Lewis bestseller about a young man whose size and prowess playing American-style football help him attain an education in school and in life. Newcomer Quinton Aaron portrays the oversized teenager transformed from a homeless street kid to a star athlete through the kindness and charity of a dynamic woman (Bullock--Gravity) who offers him a stable home, a caring family and the opportunity to follow his dreams. Tim McGraw takes the role of the husband who discovers the boy's talent, and Kathy Bates (Misery) plays the young man's strict tutor in this riveting, heartfelt true story directed by John Lee Hancock.​



The Blind Side 's Relation To Sport Business

Based on a true story, this movie encapsulates the meaning of determination and a willingness to overcome setbacks by using sport as a vessel. Michael Oher is faced with a multitude of barriers relating to his commitment to education and football. Through sport, he is given the opportunity to choose to grow beyond his pain-ridden past and build a better future for himself using football. The Blind Side shows viewers a firsthand perspective of dedicating hardwork and overcoming hardships to become successful professional sport. 


Michael has to learn the basics of teamwork and self discipline quickly in order to succeed in sport. These are the fundamentals that create the building blocks of an aspiring athlete, and lead players to become leaders both on and off the field. 

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The Blind Side Industry Endorsements

The Blind Side has been suggested to us by sport industry professionals we talk to on a regular basis. See a list of those individuals below.

 Industry Professional  Organization  Position
Don Sharp Peterborough Petes Director of Merchandise
Annie Larouche Montréal Alouettes Director of Foundation and Community
Jessica Slate Connecticut Sun & New England Black Wolves Digital Marketing Specialist
Nawaf Khalil Ibrahem Al-Hakeem Qatar Football Association Director Secretary of the Football Development Department
Anna Johnson Equestrian Canada Manager of High Performance

Why watch The Blind Side ?

The Blind Side is a true story that will inspire viewers and have them consider life from a different perspective. It will make you believe in the power of sport to incite positive change in peoples' lives. The established cast, along with the real-life footage and shown updates, will make you want to deep-dive into the touching story of Michael Oher. Add this movie to your sports film list as an inspiring football story!

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