There's a moment of orderly silence
before a football play begins.
Players are in position, linemen are frozen,
And anything's possible.
接着 球员开始随意冲撞 形同一场车祸
Then, like a traffic accident, staff begins to randomly collide.
From the snap of the ball to the snap of the first bone
Is closer to four seconds than five.
Joe Theismann, the redskins quarterback
Takes the snap and hands off to his running back.
It's a trick play, a flea flicker,
And the running back tosses the ball back to the quarterback.
Up to now the play's been defined
by the what the quarterback sees.
It's about to be defined by what he doesn't.
Lawrence Taylor is the best defensive player in the NFL
And has been from the time he stepped onto the field as a rookie.
He will also change the game of football as we know it.
...and we'll look at it with the reverse angle one more time.
And I suggest if your stomach is weak you just don't watch ...
Legendary quarterback Joe Thiesmann
never played another down of football.
Now, y'all would guess that more often than not
The highest paid player on an NFL team is the quarterback.
And you'd be right.
What you probably don't know is that more often than not
The second highest paid player is, thanks to Lawrence Taylor,
A left tackle.
Because, as every housewife knows,
The first check you write is for the mortgage
But the second is for the insurence.
And the left tackle's job is to protect the quarterback
From what he can't see coming. To protect his blind side.
The ideal left tackle is big, but a lot of people are big.
He is wide in the butt and massive in the thighs.
手臂要够长 手要够大 步伐要够快
He has long arms, giant hands and feet as quick as a hiccup.
This is a rare and expensive combination
The need for which can be traced to that monday night game
And Lawrence Taylor.
For on that day he not only altered Joe Theismann's life,
But mine as well.
Do you understand..? Do you know why I'm here?
Yes. To investigate.
I'm here to investigate your odd... predicament.
Do you find the odd? Your predicament?
Can I... can I leave now?
No. You can't.
# strange face, with your eyes #
# so pale and sincere #
# underneath, you know well #
# you have nothing to fear #
# for the dreams that came to you #
# when you were young #
# told of a life where #
# spring has crawled #
# you would seem so frail #
# in the cold of the night #
# when the armies of emotion #
# go out to fight #
# but while the earth #
# sinks to its grave #
# you sail to the sky #
# on the crest of a wave #
They say you the coach.
Tony Hamilton, but everybody just calls me big Tony.
Hey, big Mike! Check it out.
Not even locked!
White people are crazy.
I promises my mama boo, on her deathbed
That I'd get my son Steven outta public school
And into a church school.
这很不错 托尼 但录取学生不归我管
I appreciate that, Tony. But I'm not involved with admissions.
This figured maybe I'd come to talk to you,
Seeing as you might need some players.
What kind of sport is he playing?
Anything with a ball. Boy's good, too.
Classes start in a week.
It would have to be for the next semester.
I know, what you're thinking, coach. But,
look here, I got money, alright?
See I'm mechanic at wilson's auto t'other side of town.
Look, what if somebody drops out or moves?
Could they get in then?
"They?" you only mentioned one son.
That's right, Steven. But there's another boy.
- Another boy? - Yeah.
Sleeps on my coach from time to time.
It's a bad deal. You know, his mama's on the crack pipe.
He ain't got nobody else.
He just wanted to come along for the ride.
- They're here? - Yeah.
The little one is Steven
And the big one...
Mother of god....
Steven Hamilton's paperwork looks acceptable to me.
And I believe he would do fine.
- but this other kid... - Big Mike.
Michael Oher gives us no reason to believe it,
Based on his record, that he would be successful here.
How bad could it be?
We're not exactly sure how old he is due to lack of records.
He has a measured iq of 80. Which is 6th percentile.
His grade point average begins with zero.
Everyone passed him along
They gave him d's so they could hand
their problem off to the next school.
It's a brave kid.
For wanting to come here.
For wanting a quality education.
An education denied him by the poor
quality of the schools he's attended.
I tell you most kids with his background
Wouldn't come within two hundred miles of this place.
Coach Cotton, we understand your interest