The Big Three: Catching On Everywhere

Sam SpiegelmanContributor IJuly 25, 2010

MIAMI - JULY 09:   LeBron James #6, Dwyane Wade #3 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat speak after being introduced to fans during a welcome party at American Airlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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By now, the whole world is well aware of the NBA free agency signees, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, all landing in Miami to play for the Heat. Everyone knows that my putting a starting five consisting of three of the top 10 players in the entire league is the first step in creating a dynasty.

What everyone doesn't know is that this philosophy does not only apply to the NBA; it's catching on everywhere.

In the NFL, Tom Brady, who is amid a contract dispute in New England, has expressed a desire to play alongside superstar Peyton Manning.

"If you have to decide between staying in New England your entire career, where basically you have to carry your entire team every week, and the whole region solely relies you, it gets old. You know what I'm saying?" Brady said. "Basically, by going to Indy with Peyton [Manning], I get a chance to play with the best in the league. Finally, let someone else take some of this pressure off my shoulders. I mean, really, who decided to let Matt [Cassell] leave? I never gave that the okay!"

In other developing news, Brett Favre began to hype up the retirement/return press conference, also known as, "The Other Decision," scheduled on ESPN for Thursday, July 29, the night before Vikings training camp commences. Sources close to Favre have stated he is choosing between Minnesota, the Chicago Bears, the Detroit Lions and of course, the Indianapolis Colts.

ESPN's Adam Schefter had shed the following insight on the Favre situation:

"[Brett] Favre has decided to hold a one-hour special on his ranch in Hattiesburg, Miss. to announce his decision to the football world. While Favre has texted with me stating his possible destinations, it is most likely that he will choose to join Peyton Manning and possibly Tom Brady in Indianapolis to form what is potentially the "Big Three" of the NFL."

Speculation has it that by combining the three former MVPs, the Colts will be an unstoppable force in the upcoming season. If you want to take Manning out of the game, all you need to do is put the ball in Brady's or Brett's hands, and you're set. Any one of them can definitely beat you with their arms.

Manning had this to say on the potential threesome:

"If Tom [Brady] and Brett [Favre] can bring their talents to Indy, then we already have not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven but eight MVP awards. I woke up this morning and realized this was the best possible way to win. If we need to get rid of some linemen or receivers to make room for them, do it."

Although the Big Three seem to enjoy their new super-team in the making, others have frowned on the subject. New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, released a letter on the Patriots' website after hearing about the new Colts roster.

"I hate that team. I hate [Tom] Brady. I hate his girlfriend who has kept him out in Cali all summer. I hate the old guy from the [Wrangler] jeans commercial. And boy do I hate that Peyton fellow. Tommy will see how this will end up. We have Brian Hoyer if he chooses to go, and he's been our secret weapon for months. The guy knows how to play the quarterback position - Tom can learn a thing or two from him if you ask me. And yeah, Patriots fans, don't worry - just because 'someone' is a coward doesn't mean we won't win the Super Bowl this year. In fact, I would guarantee a Lombardi before the Colts any day. 'Someone' chose to be a jack ass this summer and fool around with Gisele [Bundchen]. I haven't even 'witnessed' 'someone' win anything, really."

Kraft later held a press conference following this letter, and apologized to Brady and did beg him to return to the team. His attempt was unsuccessful.