ESPN's Andrea Adelson provides a Q&A with Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher.
'The pressure people put on me isn’t close to the pressure I put on myself.'
In a related feature Adelson discusses the Sunshine State's Big Three. She again offers comments by the Seminoles' head coach.
"Consistency in head coaching and staffs," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said when asked the single-biggest reason the three rose at once. "Miami had the most rotation, but Steve and Bobby were here forever, and their staffs very rarely changed, just a guy or two every blue moon. They got ahead and got that momentum. … It's a matter of teams establishing winning and keeping the local players home."
University of Chicago economist Tobias J. Moskowitz and Sports Illustrated's L. Jon Wertheim offer a scientific analysis of NFL games to challenge the conventional wisdom that "defense wins championships." Their empirical analysis examines only the NFL, but Joshua Cooper woud probably agree that offense and defense should receive equal weight when making predictions -- at least when it comes to making the NHL postseason.
Lock up the Big Three if you want, Mr. Poile -- but at some point you're going to have to pay for some help up front!
Lebron, Wade and Bosh have continuosly faced public scrutiny for joining forces taking a misconceived "easy route". Is this so uncommon? Not at all. Just 3 years ago, before the beginning of the 2007-2008 season, Celtics' GM Danny Ainge (named NBA Executive of the Year for executing "Most Dramatic NBA Turnaround Ever") acquired Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to star along franchise player Paul Pierce for the Boston Celtics. Dubbed "The Big Three", Allen, Garnett and Pierce teammed up in order to achieve the ultimate goal: win a championship.......................