Earlier today, Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi wrote a five-minute piece for the Orlando Sentinel website entitled, “Who would win in a fight between Urban Meyer and Will Muschamp?”
Yes, someone who appears to be over 50 years old and actually gets paid in real U.S. dollars, not Monopoly money, wrote this true piece of garbage. According to his Wikipedia page, Bianchi received a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Florida in 1985, which is surprising that he even went to college. Of course, it’s not surprising that he went to Florida.
Anyway, over the weekend ESPN’s Chris Fowler interviewed Meyer. At one point, Fowler asked if he knew that other coaches wanted to take a swing at him. Of course, Meyer was surprised, though he said that he could hold his own.
Here’s the video:
In the article, Bianchi wrote this journalistic gem:
I’m not so sure Meyer would hold his own in a fight with Florida head coach Will Muschamp, one of the coaches who would probably like to take a swing at him for obvious reasons. Muschamp, when he gets angry, gets that deranged, rabid-dog look in his eyes that would make you fear for your life. And as my radio partner Brandon Kravitz pointed out, Muschamp looks like the type of guy that would ‘bite you in a barfight.’ Plus, we all know Meyer’s history with the Gators. He might be great at the beginning of the fight, but as soon as he got his nose blooded and started losing, he’d turn and run.
He’s gone, Bianchi! Get over it!
What’s really funny are the comments at the end of the article that say:
“Can we report abuse of newsprint by Bianchi?”
“So poor little Bianchi is still butt hurt over Urban leaving?”
“I think the two of them, Muschamp and Meyer, would turn on Mike Bianchi and beat the hell out of him for writing such a stupid and unflattering article about them. OS, when will you ever put a leash on Bianchi?”
“You must be all out of ideas. This is the most pathetic excuse for a column since anything written by Beth Kassab. I’m going to start calling you Captain Ahab and the Urb Moby Dick, because you’re so fixated on him that I’m surprised he hasn’t charged you with stalking. The Urb came to UF, helped us win two crystal footballs and now he’s gone. Everyone else is over it and cares about who’s there now, not how Urb left or what he’s doing now. I’d rather read about Jerry Greene describing his medical woes than anything you write that has Urban Meyer’s name.”
“This is totally ridiculous and a waste of newspaper space. It’s obviously not going to happen and save a tree by not even writing a column if you are this bereft of ideas.”