This Bishop Sycamore Story Sounds Straight Out of a Movie
In a very weird coincidence, I saw high school football on Sunday afternoon as my new wife and I was battling hangovers from our awesome wedding. IMG Academy was playing someone, but I didn’t catch the name. I didn’t really care. The only high school team I care about is Tosa West Football and any team that might have a friend of mine coach on the team. The team that IMG Academy was playing happened to be Bishop Sycamore and the story went crazy viral from there. They’re not a real team, the coach has active warrants out for his arrest, and they’re full of washed-up JUCO players.
ESPN’s commendations WENT IN on Bishop Sycamore 💀 pic.twitter.com/RCJv46gOA3
— BuckeyeScoop.com (@kirk_barton) August 29, 2021
What makes this story even worse is these kids played two games in three days. Even if they’re college kids or close to that age, two games in three days are criminal. But let’s set aside the handwringing here, and figure out who is writing this story about how a team scammed their way to a game on ESPN. This has to be a documentary or a full-length feature film on how this all came to be. They played last year too. How did no one unearth this? Did it start because of the pandemic and kids were just looking to play football? I have a ton of questions as I am sure a lot of you do.
I have a feeling that all of the teams that have Bishop Sycamore on their schedule the rest of the season will probably have to take a break from it. Like there’s no way you can play these guys after this, right?