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What Happens If His Favorite Player Leaves Our Favorite Team?

by Alex Iwashyna

in My Son, Resentments

If the New York Giants and #80 Victor Cruz don’t get their crap together and sign a contract for the 2013-2014 football season, I’m going to be so pissed.

Victor Cruz FatHead Life size Poster

Over seven feet of pissed.

Giants jersey family

Double jersey pissed.

I know this is why I have, ironically, a #80 Jeremy Shockey jersey sitting in my dresser along with a few other short season wonders and finally gave up and bought the franchise quarterback jersey but COME ON. In my son’s Kindergarten class picture? He’s wearing Cruz’s jersey. He made gingerbread houses in that jersey.

Making Gingerbread Houses

I have trouble getting him to NOT do things in that jersey.

DON’T DO THIS TO US. Take the deal because I cannot explain over-estimation of skills, greed and the business of football to a 6-year-old and his broken heart.

First Giants Home Game

At our first New York Giants home game cheering for Cruz and the rest of team.

PS. If you see my child before a deal is signed or the April 19th deadline has passed and mention the possibility of Victor Cruz not being a New York Giant, I will assume you hate my family and will do what I have to do, which will probably entail a story about how you have been possessed by a terrible jealous and angry monster and we should avoid you at all costs until the doctors can make you better.

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Chara March 25, 2013 1

So sad! This happened to a close friend in Charleston. Her son is a giant soccer fan and one of his favorite players for the Arsenal, I think, left. He too had a huge stickup picture on his wall. Come on Victor!


Alex Iwashyna March 25, 2013 2

I’m hoping this blog post will work its magic — perhaps becoming obsolete the minute it posted like another one I wrote awhile back. Nothing so far.


Sarah March 25, 2013 3

We had the same exact problem with Pujols last year. Different sport, same catastrophic failure.

Also, I’m intrigued by the shoe calendar in the first picture? Who’s a fan of shoes? And how can I get one?


Alex Iwashyna March 25, 2013 4

My daughter (and myself — the shoe calendar was originally mine). My kids share a bedroom (and they sleep so much better for it).


Abby March 25, 2013 5

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!! I understand this heartache. I’m a grown woman and I get sad when one of my favorite players gets the boot. (I, too, have several jerseys that I can’t wear anymore because they now play for another team.) Le sigh.


Lily from It's A Dome Life March 25, 2013 6

Is he on Twitter so I can share this with him? I will.

P.S. The giant football player wall decal is all sorts of awesome and so is the shoe calendar. I couldn’t decide where to look so I just went back and forth trying to figure out which one I wanted more.


Kimberly March 26, 2013 7

I’m dying…my husband just forked over a lot of money on a jersey for our Chunk man and they’re probably going to trade him. The? Fa?
You can’t just give a child a star and then smash it.
They’re dream killers.


Lady Jennie March 26, 2013 8

This is a serious dilemma. Maybe they will read this post and that will be guided by it.


Katie March 30, 2013 9

We have Granderson jerseys…for the Tigers.

I have a Zumaya jersey…for the Tigers.

I have a Riemersma jersey…for the Bills.

I could go on. We haven’t had to explain this heartbreak to the boys yet, but Cort has had to talk me off some high ledges.


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