Okay ESPN, what the heck is going on here?
The school is named Bishop Sycamore.
I have never heard of a Bishop named Sycamore…
Should've been your first clue, ESPN.
Here's Bishop Sycamore's website, which was rumored to have very little to offer in the first place, and sort of looked like a blog.
Now it's just blank.
So ESPN, as part of an "opening weekend" sort of thing for high school football, used this game—Bishop Sycamore vs. IMG Academy—as their finale on Sunday. (IMG Academy is REALLY GOOD, by the way.)
But it turns out A LOT of people had A LOT of questions concerning what seems to be a fake online-only school called Bishop Sycamore.
And for good measure, IMG Academy won the game 58-0 which kinda solidifies the argument that this school is bogus.
Bishop Sycamore played on Friday night, so I guess one could argue that with more rest they might have put up a touchdown or two. They lost on Friday as well.
And this is funny: even ESPN's commentators had some questions about Bishop Sycamore.
Bishop Sycamore told us they had a number of division 1 prospects on their roster. To be frank, a lot of that we could not verify, as they did not show up in our database—they did not show up in the databases of other recruiting services. So okay, that's what you're telling us, fine, that's how we take it in. From what we've seen so far this is not a fair fight, and there's got to be a point now where you do worry about health and safety.
Yeah, somehow, through Paragon Marketing Group, who organizes a lot of these competitive high school games for ESPN, Bishop Sycamore made the cut.
AND NOBODY KNOWS HOW!
I'll tell you how I really feel though: whoever these kids are that play for Bishop Sycamore...at least they got to play on ESPN.
That's cool at least, right?
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