Orlando Sentinel's Mike Bianchi Is Channeling His Inner Tony Barnhart And Paul Finebaum

At today's press conference with Florida Gator head coach Billy Donovan, Orlando Sentinel columnist -- a term I use loosely with his latest attempt at riling up the Internet -- is  starting to act like troll baiting experts Tony Barnhart and Paul Finebaum who toe the line just enough to get a reaction out of both sides.

Now, if this was Bianchi's first attempt at this, a pass would be given but this is his second outrageous comment in consecutive days. The first was when he suggested that Urbna Meyer would take over for JIm Tressell at Ohio State for the 2012 season, because of the similar allegations that took place with the now-former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl. Bianchi feels strong about this and intentionally singled out this sentence in his blog post:

I am convinced of it.

On an unrelated note, I am convinced that Chad Ochocinco will make the starting 11 for the Sporting Kansas City of the MLS, no better yet he will make the U.S. Men's National team and play in the 2016 World Cup.

Both headliner grabs in an attempt for page views and it worked. His post currently has 99 comments and 297 likes on Facebook. He will be wrong, but he got what he wanted.

Now onto today's latest asinine question he presented to Billy Donovan where he asked an inappropriate question.

Here it is:

A reporter just asked Billy Donovan how tough it would be to recruit players to Florida if they couldn't have premarital sex.less than a minute ago via web

For one, the topic about Brandon Davies is a story that is three weeks old and the reporter got what he wanted: his name out there. Besides being an insensitive question towards BYU's honor code, lets point out that it is a dumb question that is usually saved for the circus that is known as the Super Bowl media day where a spanish television reporter shows up in wedding dress and asks Tom Brady to marry her. That is where that question belongs.

It has no reference on the game and really who cares about the answer, and one would think that a paid reporter can come up with better questions and not one that probably came from a message board. This is the type of question that public relations people are afraid that bloggers will ask which is why they typically deny them credentials.

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