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08:03 AM ET 01.30 | Thanks to his personal story, Ravens tackle Michael Oher may be the most famous lineman in the NFL. If you go to a Super Bowl party on Sunday, there's a good chance that there will be someone there who doesn't really follow football, but knows who Oher is. ... But Oher could do without all the publicity that Hollywood gave him. "I'm tired of the movie. I'm here to play football," Oher said when asked about it at Super Bowl Media Day. Oher wasn't thrilled with his portrayal in the movie, particularly scenes depicting him not knowing what he was doing at his first football practice. But Oher does say that the movie accurately portrayed the love he has for his adoptive family. "I've got them coming to the game," Oher said. "They're still my family."

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January 30, 2013  08:09 AM ET

Stay Frosty, Bro.

January 30, 2013  08:11 AM ET

Michael, they call it "dramatic license". Don't worry about it.

January 30, 2013  08:11 AM ET

That's why the Ravens moved you to the right side, and McKinnie on the left side. Problem solved.

January 30, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Never watched the movie... and I have no plans to.

January 30, 2013  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Never watched the movie... and I have no plans to.

Actually Otis, you really should. It's a great movie.............and that coming from a Steelers fan.

Plus, Sandra Bullock is SMOKIN' hot in it

January 30, 2013  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Never watched the movie... and I have no plans to.

Otis... dumbest movie ever.

January 30, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Secretariat was upset with the way he was portrayed in his movie, too.

January 30, 2013  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Otis... dumbest movie ever.

Seriously?

January 30, 2013  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Actually Otis, you really should. It's a great movie.............and that coming from a Steelers fan.Plus, Sandra Bullock is SMOKIN' hot in it

+1 on Sandra Bullock. Was never a big fan of hers, but damn she was fine in this movie.

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January 30, 2013  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Seriously?

A 7 year old kid teaching him how to drive a car, block linemen & train ?

January 30, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Sandra Bullock. 'nuff said. Other than that, the movie was kind of heavy on the warm and fuzzy family values stuff.

January 30, 2013  08:49 AM ET

^For the Spammer at #10, Got any deer antler? ;^D

January 30, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Sandra Bullock. 'nuff said. Other than that, the movie was kind of heavy on the warm and fuzzy family values stuff.

Mawkish.

January 30, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

A 7 year old kid teaching him how to drive a car, block linemen & train ?

I'm not saying there weren't dramatic Hollywood embellshments, but the story alone of what he went through and where he's ended up is the real story.

With all he went through and how easy it would have been to go the other way, I have a huge amount of respect for him. Not to mention that he didn't father 11 kids and forget their names or murder his baby mama and then shoot himself or draw any other kind of negative publicity to himself or his team. Hate the Ravens, but respect him.

January 30, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I'm not saying there weren't dramatic Hollywood embellshments, but the story alone of what he went through and where he's ended up is the real story.With all he went through and how easy it would have been to go the other way, I have a huge amount of respect for him. Not to mention that he didn't father 11 kids and forget their names or murder his baby mama and then shoot himself or draw any other kind of negative publicity to himself or his team. Hate the Ravens, but respect him.

Wonderful story idea.

Personally, I just didn't like how they characterized him, and without knowing anything about him prior, I knew he would feel the same way... Which he does.

January 30, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I'm not saying there weren't dramatic Hollywood embellshments, but the story alone of what he went through and where he's ended up is the real story.With all he went through and how easy it would have been to go the other way, I have a huge amount of respect for him. Not to mention that he didn't father 11 kids and forget their names or murder his baby mama and then shoot himself or draw any other kind of negative publicity to himself or his team. Hate the Ravens, but respect him.

Plus, there are tons of kids that grow up under the same circumstances, but don't make it to the NFL, or household name status. If he didn't make the NFL we would have never heard about him.

January 30, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Mawkish.

Excellent choice of words.

But may I add that Sandra Bullock is a blonde in the movie?

January 30, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Plus, there are tons of kids that grow up under the same circumstances, but don't make it to the NFL, or household name status. If he didn't make the NFL we would have never heard about him.

+1

 
January 30, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Excellent choice of words.But may I add that Sandra Bullock is a blonde in the movie?

You sure that wasn't Nick Saban ?

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