49ers’ Patrick Willis retires after injury-shortened season

March 11, 2015 in Sports

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — His eyes swollen from crying and reciting scripture as he spoke of retirement, five-time All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis bid farewell to football and called it […]

Last-second field goal lifts New Orleans Saints to 23-20 win over San Francisco 49ers

November 18, 2013 in Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bloodied, Drew Brees recovered. Garret Hartley made a nifty comeback, too, for the New Orleans Saints. Brees wiped off chin after absorbing a hard hit in […]

‘Blind Side’ family relishes Big Easy Super Bowl

February 4, 2013 in Local Sports, National Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News, Top Stories

A knowing grin spread across Sean Tuohy’s face as he considered the uncanny connections between the hit film that changed his family’s life and the fact that Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher played in and won his first Super Bowl in the Big Easy. (The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31)

New Orleans is where Tuohy grew up and went to high school with author Michael Lewis, who wrote “The Blind Side.”

The book led to the movie, which depicted the Tuohys’ rewarding experience as Oher’s adoptive family. Actress Sandra Bullock, who starred as Sean Tuohy’s wife, Leigh Anne, owns a home in New Orleans.