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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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July 26, 2021 11 min
With Texas and Oklahoma reportedly jumping ship to the SEC, we wonder which other programs the SEC has their eyes on. CFB Insider Mike Huguenin joins us today to discuss this and more!
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Former Magic forward Evan Fournier gave Team USA the business over the weekend as he lead France to an 83-76 victory in the first game of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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The rumors that broke early last week about Texas and Oklahoma succeeding to the SEC was CORRECT! News broke Friday morning that the move has been discussed for MONTHS behind the scenes.
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The NFL enacted a new policy that will call for the forfeit for any team that has COVID outbreaks linked to non-vaccinated players. DeAndre Hopkins tweeted. then deleted that he felt like he is a liability to his team because he doesn't want to get the vaccine. He's not the only player that shares this sentiment. Do you agree with the NFL's latest policy?
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Ok, Open Mike fam, put your GM cap on. Are you comfortable with staying at picks 5 & 8 in the lottery? Or do you think the Magic should package the picks, and possibly players, to switch picks with, say, Cleveland? Are you that in love with one of the top 4 picks?
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Mike Tuck sits in for Bianchi and he tells over-zealous Bucs fans to RELAX! There are so many gunners coming out of both the NFC and AFC that could pose an threat to Tampa Bay's two-peat aspirations.
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Tuck brings his research about the odds of the Magic drafting an integral piece in the Draft to Open Mike this morning. Can they do it? Do the numbers support the idea?
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News broke yesterday that Big 12 powerhouses Texas & Oklahoma inquired about jumping ship to the SEC. This would lead to a major realignment in the college football landscape. UCF fans, if this happens, would you still want to see the Knights in the Big 12?
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Tom Brady continues to keep his "motivations" to the chest in terms of the teams who passed on him during free agency before he went to Tampa Bay. Do you think we'll ever find out which teams added fuel to the, "Tom Brady is the GOAT" fire?
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Bianchi has been out on not-so top secret assignment covering the numerous CFB media days in Alabama. Recently, he was able to ask new Tennessee coach and former UCF coach Josh Heupel what he misses about Orlando.
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The Milwaukee Bucks secured their first NBA title in 50 years last night as they routed the Phoenix Suns at home 105-98. One point that we can take from this historic run is that the tides are changing in the NBA. Small market teams CAN WIN it all if the pieces are there. This is GREAT news for the Orlando Magic. The Bucks are a prime example of what can be for our home team.
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July 21, 2021 12 min
The Milwaukee Bucks secured their first NBA title in 50 years last night as they routed the Phoenix Suns at home 105-98. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHAMPS!!
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SEC commissioner Greg Sankey made sure to emphasize that as a football player / organization, you need to do what you have to do wo help your team win. One of those things is, being vaccinated. He stated that games will NOT be postponed due to COVID. There WILL be forfeits if it has to come down to it. What do you think?
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That's right, folks! The Manning brothers will officially be calling Monday Night Football in a MegaCast that will span 10 games for each of the coming 3 seasons. They'll be bringing different players (current and past), celebrities, and more to call games on a consistent basis throughout the NFL season. Are you excited for this new twist to NFL games?
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One of the interesting questions that arose following SEC Media Day is, should college football get rid of the division model? Mike Tuck brings up the point that, due to the division system, Georgia will not play Texas A&M for the FIRST TIME until 2024! That's insane. Plus, eliminating the division system will put an end to the Western dominance of Eastern CFB teams.
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The Bulldog joins us on Top Secret Assignment as Mike Tuck subs in the host chair this week. They speak about the upcoming college football season as well as some details on Mike's current assignment.
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The NBA has a knack for trading older, more skilled players in order to get "younger". The post-trade success of layers such as Andre Igoudala, Kyle Lowry, and recently Jrue Holiday make a case that this is NOT the way to go!
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Giannis is such a generational talent that we have difficulty giving him his credit as a 4. He brings so much to the position that hasn't really been seen in the game of Basketball. If he does pull out this NBA Finals win, he's statistically already the 2nd greatest PF of all time. How do you describe Giannis as a player?
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UCF insider Brandon Helwig joins us this morning on Open Mike to discuss the proposed 2-1 deal between UCF & UF.
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Bryson DeChambeau was critical towards his hardware in a post-round interview yesterday at the British Open; and the sponsored company was NOT happy about it. He was facing some woes, to say the least, at the British Open and immediately defaulted to trashing his Cobra golf clubs. A Cobra rep responded by blasting DeChambeau in the media, leading to Bryson taking to Instagram to apologize.
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