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RoanokeFan
02-22-2012, 10:12 PM
CRUZ SCORES DEAL TO AUTHOR MEMOIRS (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/New-York-Giants-Victor-Cruz-deal-to-write-memoir-022212)

"Victor Cruz (/nfl/player/victor-cruz/770384), the salsa-dancing
standout wide receiver for the <a href="/nfl/team/new-york-giants/67056">New
York Giants</a>, will soon be able to add author to his list of
accomplishments.


The Penguin USA imprint Celebra Books is said to have won a spirited auction
for the post-Super Bowl memoir of Cruz, with an advance estimated to be in the
mid-six-figure range.</p>


"Yes, we've reached an agreement in principle and are going to contract,"
said Sandy Montag, a senior vice president at talent agency IMG, which
represents Cruz.</p>


The agreement comes days after Cruz appeared as a celebrity presenter at the
Grammy Awards.</p>


The obstacle for any publisher is that sports books generally have a tough
time busting out beyond the city or region where a team is based.</p>


A seasonal memoir faces the hurdle that it must add something the avid fan
doesn't already know from blanket coverage in newspapers, websites and
magazines.</p>


Giants coach Tom Coughlin penned a memoir on the 2008 season, which featured
the team's improbable first upset victory over the previously undefeated
Patriots. That book, titled "A Team to Believe In," sold just 10,000 copies,
according to Bookscan, which tracks about 70 percent of the US retail
market.</p>


Cruz's representatives are hoping to get the manuscript completed and off to
a printer by May so it will be ready to hit shelves in July, in advance of the
opening of NFL training camps in August.</p>


The 25-year-old Cruz, undrafted out of UMass in 2010, came out of nowhere to
set the Giants' franchise record for receiving yards in a season, with 1,536. He
had 10 catches for 142 yards in the NFC Championship victory over San Francisco
and caught the Giants' first touchdown in the 21-17 Super Bowl XLVI win over the
Patriots."
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RoanokeFan
02-22-2012, 10:54 PM
This will help to tide Cruz over

JJC7301
02-22-2012, 11:31 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if we see a movie about Cruz, or at least on Lifetime Network. Great story...the kid is living a wonderful life right now. Just name the movie, "Cruuuuuuuzzzzzz."

JimC
02-23-2012, 09:03 AM
With all this hype around Cruz, I hope he is not a flash in the pan. I am hoping that his play next year does not slip.

Pakman
02-23-2012, 11:22 AM
If Cruz is smart he will take advantage of every marketing opportunity in front of him...well maybe not every single one, but man this dude could make ALOT of money from just marketing.

SweetZombieJesus
02-23-2012, 11:53 AM
With all this hype around Cruz, I hope he is not a flash in the pan. I am hoping that his play next year does not slip.


People said those exact words after his 3TD performance in the 2010 Jets preseason game, and look at the 2011 he gave us.

I have a feeling we're in for a very special ride with Victor.

RoanokeFan
02-23-2012, 11:54 AM
With all this hype around Cruz, I hope he is not a flash in the pan. I am hoping that his play next year does not slip.


People said those exact words after his 3TD performance in the 2010 Jets preseason game, and look at the 2011 he gave us.

I have a feeling we're in for a very special ride with Victor.


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