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I guess this video didn’t really surface as much as somebody simply took a closer look at it, but I’m really glad they did.
Here’s Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Michael Oher, listed at 6’4″, 315 pounds, gracefully gliding across the turf at Levi’s Stadium during Super Bowl 50 like he’s an air hockey puck.
Michael Oher can't get any footing on Levi's turf https://t.co/xjARxrlYin
— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) February 10, 2016
This Twitter user’s response perfectly summarizes all of our thoughts.
@jjones9 That honestly looks photoshopped or like he was a tabletop football player, wild.
— Southey Blanton (@southey) February 10, 2016
Oher seriously does look like an electronic tabletop football player out there.
Could this have been Oher’s fault? Technically. I suppose if he convinced the Panthers’ equipment manager that going the whole country club “no spikes allowed in the clubhouse” route was in the cards for the biggest game of the year, then he could be culpable. It’s much more likely that Levi’s Stadium’s shitty turf is to blame, though.
It definitely doesn’t help that Oher is trying to guard the eventual Super Bowl MVP, either, but that’s neither here nor there in this instance. No man as massive as Michael Oher should be able to just slide across a playing field like that. It doesn’t even look like he’s tearing up the ground beneath him. How is that possible? We need some answers..
Image via Twitter