Open Mike

Open Mike

Mike Bianchi's Open Mike, hosted by Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi. Loud, live, and local every morning - Weekdays 6a-9a on FM 96.9

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October 28, 2021 10 min
There are many highlights on this young Magic team early in this season. Franz Wagner and Cole Anthony have been playing incredibly well. Big men Wendell Carter Jr. and Mo Bamba are solid. But, Jalen Suggs' shooting percentage has been a lowlight. Should we be concerned?
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The QB battle that has been highlighted in Gainesville even before the season started continues as the opportunity for AR15 to finally start may be right around the corner.
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Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel joins the show to talk about themes surrounding the upcoming Florida/Georgia matchup.
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October 27, 2021 4 min
Bianchi reminds us the the Citronaut was the first mascot of Florida Technological University, which later became the University of Central Florida. Should UCF change their mascot back to the Citronauts?
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October 27, 2021 10 min
Discussing MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's comments on the Braves and the local Native American community and Lord Commander Charles calls in and gives us a history lesson.
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Did the "Cheatin' Astros" ever actually get punished? Does yet another World Series appearance make you gain more respect for them? We discuss these concepts in this segment.
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October 26, 2021 12 min
Orlando Magic Play By Play Broadcaster David Steele calls in to talk about last night's matchup against the Heat, observations of Magic rookies, Terrence Ross's veteran leadership, and more.
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Bianchi refers to his Orlando Sentinel article about Dan Mullen and recruiting, why has UF fallen behind others that that category? Is he not working as hard? Is he not cheating enough?
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October 25, 2021 10 min
Reviewing the Magic's enormous win over the Knicks at The Garden, NFL and College Football highlights from the weekend, the Dolphins are in a bad place while the Bucs look better than ever.
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Jamarr Chase, Orlando Magic, Eddie Rosario, Penn St, the Chiefs, and Jets are among some of the candidates in our weekly Gameballs and Goofballs segment.
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Mike Huguenin brings his College Knowledge discussing Penn St's brutal loss, Pitt's big win over Clemson and is Kenny Pickett a legit Heisman candidate? Can Alabama make the college football playoff with a loss to Georgia in the SEC title game? Dan Mullen's job status, and more.
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Former USF and Orlando Apollos RB D'Ernest Johnson made Bianchi's prediction come true after rushing for 146 yards and a touchdown. We discuss why RB's are a dime a dozen as long as you have a good offensive line.
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We continue to discuss the Ben Simmons saga and the NBA is having more issues with China after Enes Kanter's recent remarks about Tibet.
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It seems to be a mediocre year for College Football in the state of Florida. We examine why it seems to have fallen off as of late.
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October 21, 2021 7 min
Discussing Jamahl Mosley's postgame comments, Mo Bamba, the rookies, the short-handed roster, and if it is already time to worry.
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Senior Writer at CBS Sports Jamey Eisenberg gives his best fantasy plays for Week 7 and beyond.
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October 21, 2021 13 min
True Freshman Mikey Keene has dealt with some growing pains since taking over for star QB Dillon Gabriel. Although it is important that he gets reps, the Knights really need a win right now. On Open Mike, we asked Coach Malzahn if turning to Joey Gatewood is a possibility.
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Edgar Thompson covers the Florida Gators for the Orlando Sentinel and joins the show to talk about Dan Mullen, UF Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham's defense/future with program, recruiting, and more.
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Bianchi, Kelly V, and Tozzi discuss Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman's comments from yesterday's show about Mo Bamba and why it's the best time to be a Magic fan.
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The Ben Simmons saga continues to go off the rails as he returned to practice for the 76ers, but continued to be thrown out AND suspended for a game.
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