Super Bowl special for Blanca Cruz

Having overcome hardships raising him, Victor Cruz's mom is ready for her trip to Indy

Updated: January 30, 2012, 10:48 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Blanca Cruz told her son she wants one Super Bowl salsa -- at least one, to be exact -- and all things considered it is hardly too much to ask. Back in the Fourth Ward of Paterson, N.J., Blanca Cruz made a man out of her boy. She did not quit on Victor, and so Victor did not quit on himself.

Yes, he tested her resolve in ways only a mother could understand. It's hard to imagine that the Victor Cruz we now know, the thoughtful and agreeable 25-year-old star, the seemingly ...

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