After the Show Show: The real-life ‘Blind Side’
The family who inspired the hit film prepare for the Super Bowl
- Duration 9:25
- Date Feb 1, 2013
The family who inspired the hit film prepare for the Super Bowl
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-- me after the show show and today us let's shelve a -- isn't here right now he normally is in here anyway.
Because he's always dashes off to do his radio show but -- I don't know if you can hear my -- down there.
You mentioned senator that you.
-- -- we have mark they got thanks guys.
Good -- guys I got a terrific drive.
They are fantastic and that -- got to go to school.
That's so a lot of what they did that that's still with us.
So this about -- left his.
-- the two east who are just fed up to two -- of course that made famous and blind side Steve emphatic you just surprised -- it portrays you in the movie implants and that Tim's got so we'll see what Chile was.
It was not a resemble a concert.
You know Gonzalez get up at six starters that have votes but yet he's -- -- Vegas they stop and and he he was gonna come back in the game but he's got to.
He's got a gave evidence so it can you talk about it guys -- general questions to how it predicted that.
-- and the real -- people like could you talk about how you that you cross lives together between Michael Lewis who wrote the story of Tim McGraw Sandra Bullock.
Well that's probably I don't know if it's unique -- that obviously we don't have a history there to go on but you know Michael Lewis throughout the vote.
We back grew up with -- still thirteen years went so obviously we stay in contact that.
I've seen him since daughter's high school played against my son's high school so we -- other all the time.
In the -- and kept in touch.
Sandy in the end it there either -- -- scare the world are part of the world and and maybe at the same that that's too much.
Female and and in one conversation grip everybody's been so nice to us and that's the thing everybody told us what -- gonna happen.
I mean from the studio.
You know Molly Smith who brought the movie.
To that to the screen.
John McCain patented practice we decide -- -- a month ago so it is supposed to be some sort of bad experience we just haven't had.
You like -- -- -- Hollywood -- with Louisiana you like could have -- -- -- Ole -- I ask you you can't.
-- -- was so inspirational in the movie the little guy he's got a little -- -- -- Now Wednesday the day he is not -- up he's a freshman at Loyola Maryland and he is a -- basketball player.
Well he is playing college basketball without water.
That -- right.
Okay what happens when he did that -- -- Steve how do you get a word in with two strong willed women around you you listen and and when you told the top innocent you know it's like they're calling.
You ended a very comfortable.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- not had to work for eleven months and get much of art can he go watch the game and I bet on the game -- Long -- -- that I would gag gifts he was a betting guy although is extent.
A guy in in Manhasset -- around when you play for the Mets.
I guess you the other the other big picture is Michael is as I was so the movie wants -- surprised -- to re dead were you.
-- I'm really have been have advised me on again this is not something needs with is our life we don't exhibit maybe you know what goes on and it it's it's it's our everyday life.
And it's a little creepy and he wanted to look at look at me you know he's rides out.
It -- -- wonderfully plays that it happen and I did a great job.
There are some things that they use is -- also are on the football saint Michael never was that -- football.
But they wanted to show like shocked at how far this kid -- missed a short amount of top.
So jolly Hancock leaves the football analogy to show that.
Ed's up at yeah I had friends that that saying that country club -- in other words tell me how to -- a lot.
I don't -- me afterwards and that was me in that saying that.
-- was it but.
My friends ever really did that the job -- use that -- -- about the emotion because he saw kind of what was going on around us.
So while there was inaccuracies like that it was a little bit out of the reality flavor -- so.
-- the right thing and it apps with icons that give us a platform to go out and you know help the kids that just hit them.
'cause I get the impression I don't know Michael that he shot.
They didn't like necessarily all the attention that the movie got in my right.
He's a little bit about it he is reserved and think it's now -- acting shot maybe is it right he's a little reserved.
-- -- -- -- Right personality at tell everybody takes fat fat and it's fallen off what then can be very magnetic field the rain you've got a larger than life personality.
He did cast -- that you're a good person before you -- lets you -- on that personality.
I understand and did you -- you never project he yelled at me before.
But you never you never projected when you put -- at sixteen that he was going to be in the Super Bowl Sunday you said -- -- too high school.
You're always thought I thought Michael was going to be a basketball player up I was the next Michael Jordan is unbelievable basketball players got him back porn sites like -- -- -- might be at the body of final -- aren't.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Hi this is -- veteran and we're thrilled and excited about -- you know best well -- I'm Sean now that's.
He does the you know basketball the habit.
-- Michael is a great basketball for a fact Michael is.
football for the state of Tennessee and the runner up for mr.
basketball sentence so.
You know we get a lot of credit.
For doing things really had nothing do with them and obviously we -- making Smart he was already incredibly Smart.
We did make some counted me is sixteen years over was how we did.
Was given what kind of a platform.
To as we say he became the person you're supposed to come back and and we hope we helped to net.
But all that other stuff it's it's all him and that's probably you know people asking questions none of it makes sense to him because he says he knows this is gonna happen it.
In the -- found -- from me from new ideas that you're connected to Michael Lewis one of the finest writers must have just a rise in the country.
So if you don't if this is in written right in produced right it could be the same story but it's not going to be successful it's not gonna go to wide audience.
What's your connection -- Michael Lewis.
-- -- these people Michael Lewis and I've spent the night with each other -- more than my wife and I have furlong you know with weakness we grew up together coming I was.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That it might well and we can dig another dig deeper again I casually mentioned to you love Michael lewis' book about a 120 -- called the coach and it was I had and it was a there was a best seller at that he -- written -- -- it was bad.
Yet what's the connection there well at that led to block.
Inside right well that's my high school coach really FitzGerald who has written about Michael Lewis and I played baseball together and high school that was our colleagues and he was coming today.
Do an interview to get a quote in the -- At -- hasn't had seen in the Tony -- -- Michael and Michael Lewis with the Princeton and I did.
And so that's you know so he came to talk about that Michael our Michael is in the house and -- gone all right you know.
We got a lot of things going on here what's going on and you know we tell the story said.
I'm writing it out well I think I suspect that something that people need to know about not us but that that.
Empowered to really really make a difference of -- you know it's it's such it's such a tough road for kids without.
We did parents etc.
that you don't know who gets.
Completely left behind -- That wraps yeah I feel it here in America you birdie hit the lottery yeah I and then if you.
Bet that you are it's a great start and there is a lot of people aren't what you see now we have a very -- system here we think -- when a kid at seventy on Monday is completely taking care of and I try and -- saying that.
Expect he's -- -- the car and that's not the case coming -- 67 extra kids and still the operatives that won't families to -- And every and we don't know about that very good way that we really haven't fought off your system -- -- -- and my agent now.
As one of the things we talk about a lot because she said at seventeen.
You're needy and then.
Things happen in an eighteen you're out of system and -- just one day help.
So yeah we talk about that -- how much of the -- -- has Collins didn't is that another spin on.
Are we going to be -- in -- city again you know we're gonna see is the real drama -- -- -- The problems I have panic attack that -- -- the -- she put the boys -- Haaretz.
That she is well protected Illini -- trust and stay right hand corner.
What Michael's alongside you better off saying.
That really ensuing -- to reconstitute thanks so much -- here in Missouri and good luck on Sunday I know the outcome you want.
Now that back then next year that I think is unbelievable the way back then you could see -- -- -- and an activity after the -- just in my really have a chance to do though we get a ring emperors of the week every Catholic.
There were a lot of fun I.
-- just Georgia -- I -- -- I thanks so it's got -- at night and that's it for the after the yourself.
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