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    CRUZ'S BOOK TACKLES, REVIS, CROMARTIE, COWBOYS

    CRUZ'S BOOK TACKLES, REVIS, CROMARTIE, COWBOYS

    "He had heard plenty of trash talk last year, but being put down by Jets
    cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio
    Cromartie
    resonated with Giants receiver Victor Cruz
    like nothing else.

    In his upcoming memoir, "Victor Cruz: Out of the
    Blue," which comes out on July 17, the receiver details how Revis and
    Cromartie's insults affected him heading into the teams' showdown on Dec. 24.


    Revis had said he didn't know who Cruz was, while Cromartie had ripped
    Mario Manningham for losing his starting job to "a guy named
    Victor Cruz."

    "I was one of the NFL's leaders in receiving yards, a
    local guy playing in the New York market, and making big fourth-quarter plays
    every week," Cruz writes in the book. "And yet these guys -- Revis and Cromartie
    -- still didn't seem to think I belonged. They still saw me as an outsider, or
    worse, someone whose name wasn't on their radars.

    "I'd have to make them remember me."

    The trash talk between the Giants'
    receivers and the Jets' cornerbacks was a huge storyline heading into their
    Christmas Eve showdown. Cruz even participated in the action, saying that teams
    weren't really as scared to throw at Revis anymore, compared to the past when
    teams never threw at the All-Pro.

    In the book, he details how during the
    game, Cromartie continued the trash talk with discouraging remarks about the
    Giants' receiver.

    "I was looking at Cro and he was telling me that he's
    never heard of me, telling me that I wasn't worthy of lining up across from
    him," Cruz writes. "He was just talking before, during, and after every play
    from scrimmage, and I was just silent. "

    Ultimately, Cruz had the final
    laugh, as he scored on a 99-yard touchdown that changed the game -- and perhaps
    the Giants' season. He gave the Giants a 10-7 lead right before halftime and the
    Giants went on to win the contest.

    After the game, Cruz ran into Revis
    at a restaurant in New York's Meatpacking District and he praised the Giants'
    young receiver.

    "'We know who you are, Cruz,' he said as he leaned in
    toward me," Cruz writes. "'Good game today. You played well.'

    "I was
    home by eleven in bed on Christmas Eve with my pregnant girlfriend cuddled up
    next to me.

    "And Darrelle Revis knew who I was, after all.

    "Life
    was good."

    SIX FLAGS DALLAS: Cruz has a unique
    description of Cowboys Stadium.

    "We'd fought too hard and played too
    well for our season to end in that giant Six Flags amusement park that night,"
    Cruz writes about the Giants' game in Dallas on Dec. 11.

    Cruz grew up as
    a Cowboys fan, which led to his strong dislike for the Giants during his younger
    years.

    "When they beat the Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Round of the
    2007 playoffs, I threw the TV remote control across our living room onto East
    Eighteenth Street," Cruz writes.

    "I hated the Giants."

    That
    allegiance to Dallas also led to Cruz not being so hot about quarterback
    Eli Manning
    back in the day.

    "Because of my Dallas Cowboys
    allegiances growing up, I was never much of an Eli fan," Cruz writes.
    "Troy Aikman was my favorite quarterback as a kid, and when
    Tony Romo took over as the Cowboys' starting quarterback in the
    middle of 2006 season, I became a Romo guy."
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    lol good read;

    i wonder how some are going to take that he was an adamant cowgirls fan, not just a fly by night fan but one angry enough to throw one of mans most precious gifts outside the window, upon seeing them girls loose.

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    lol....."6 Flags Amusement park"....I love it!!!




    A white trash palace, complete with stripper poles!!!

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    [quote user="FBomb"]

    lol....."6 Flags Amusement park"....I love it!!!




    A white trash palace, complete with stripper poles!!!

    [/quote]

    I would take that stadium over our new stadium any day of the week..



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    [quote user="FBomb"]

    lol....."6 Flags Amusement park"....I love it!!!




    A white trash palace, complete with stripper poles!!!

    [/quote]

    I would take that stadium over our new stadium any day of the week..



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    In this case, "memoir" is French for "cash-in".

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    I wonder how Cruz feels about the cowboys now...

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    [quote user="rainierjef"]i wonder how some are going to take that he was an adamant cowgirls fan, not just a fly by night fan but one angry enough to throw one of mans most precious gifts outside the window, upon seeing them girls loose.
    [/quote]

    I think if you polled the board to see who would sacrifice their fan credibility to be a star player and win a super bowl with the cowboys you'd find that people can sympathize with Cruz.

    He's a giant now and a fantastic player and person to represent the franchise. I don't think he'll be cheering for the Cowboys anytime soon.

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    [quote user="NY_Eli"][quote user="rainierjef"]i wonder how some are going to take that he was an adamant cowgirls fan, not just a fly by night fan but one angry enough to throw one of mans most precious gifts outside the window, upon seeing them girls loose.
    [/quote]

    I think if you polled the board to see who would sacrifice their fan credibility to be a star player and win a super bowl with the cowboys you'd find that people can sympathize with Cruz.

    He's a giant now and a fantastic player and person to represent the franchise. I don't think he'll be cheering for the Cowboys anytime soon.[/quote]

    It just makes me wonder though... hypothetically speaking, say, the eagles offered any of us a contract... would we abandon our loyalties to the Giants just like that?

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    [quote user="Toadofsteel"][quote user="NY_Eli"][quote user="rainierjef"]i wonder how some are going to take that he was an adamant cowgirls fan, not just a fly by night fan but one angry enough to throw one of mans most precious gifts outside the window, upon seeing them girls loose.
    [/quote]

    I think if you polled the board to see who would sacrifice their fan credibility to be a star player and win a super bowl with the cowboys you'd find that people can sympathize with Cruz.

    He's a giant now and a fantastic player and person to represent the franchise. I don't think he'll be cheering for the Cowboys anytime soon.[/quote]

    It just makes me wonder though... hypothetically speaking, say, the eagles offered any of us a contract... would we abandon our loyalties to the Giants just like that?[/quote]

    That would be perfect you could bring them down from the inside.

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