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Michael Oher Beat the Odds

Monday, February 06, 2012

Michael Oher, the football star made famous in the book and movie The Blind Side, talks about rising above the circumstances of his youth. In I Beat the Odds, Oher looks back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, and looks at how he broke out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family.

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Comments [2]

john from office

I only have respect for this man. But, it is criminal what these children are put through by their "community". The children should be removed and raised by the state or other families. It will break the underclass cycle.

Feb. 06 2012 01:01 PM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

I was wondering if your guest thought that the movie, was a bit too patronizing?

Feb. 06 2012 12:52 PM

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