Mike Bianchi is a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel. He’s actually pretty good at his job, but you wouldn’t know it from his last piece. Bianchi was trying make the case that Florida State should be considered the class of the ACC over Clemson. Ok. Fair enough. The problem is Bianchi morphed into to a low rent message board troll by misspelling Clemson as “Climpson” throughout his entire column.
Here is every paragraph Bianchi used this tactic. Please note the emphasis is mine. You can read the whole thing here, but it may be behind a pay wall.
They all claim Climpson — the overrated, underachieving program that has won just one ACC title in the past two decades — is the team to beat in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Sports Illustrated, Lindy’s, Athlon, The Sporting News, USA Today; they all have Climpson winning the ACC.
It’s no secret that Fisher is a Nick Saban disciple who has built his program at FSU in the Saban mold — with discipline, defense and downhill running. Not this newfangled, no-huddle, no-defense style of pinball that Climpson plays. Fisher, like friend and fellow Saban disciple Will Muschamp at Florida, is building his program with SEC-forged steel and concrete; not flimsy ACC gimmicks and gadgets.
Here’s all you need to know: Saban’s Alabama defense was ranked No. 1 in the nation last year. Fisher’s FSU defense was ranked No. 2. And Dabo Swinney’s Climpson defense was ranked No. 63. The year prior, FSU’s defense was ranked No. 4 while Climpson’s was 71st. Two seasons ago, when Climpson won its only ACC title in the last 21 years, the Tigers went to the Orange Bowl and got destroyed 70-33 by West Virginia.
Climpson’s worst nightmare was realized last year when Florida State finally broke through and won its first ACC title of the Fisher era. And, believe me, it won’t be the last. As Fisher explained after winning the championship last year, this era of Seminoles, at long last, knows what it takes to be a champion.
Step aside, Climpson.
Big Daddy Seminole is back home where he belongs.
If you can’t make a legitimate point without resorting to a sophomoric spelling trick intended to demean the school, you probably don’t very strong case to begin with. It should be noted that Clemson is 6-4 against Florida State over the past decade, and also the Seminoles haven’t won in Death Valley since the George W. Bush administration.