Twitter has fun reacting to Bishop Sycamore's program and ESPN game against IMG Academy
The legend of the Bishop Sycamore high school football team continues to grow, not just on the field, but online.
The team with a school address registered as a post office box with Ohio and a physical address listed with a Columbus training facility where they only practice once a month played its second game in three days on Sunday in a 58-0 loss to IMG Academy in a nationally televised game by ESPN at Tom Benson Memorial Stadium in Canton.
Bishop Sycamore lost 19-7 to Sto-Rox on Friday night in a game played in Pennsylvania.
The game quickly turned lopsided enough that ESPN commentator Anish Shroff explained during the game broadcast about Bishop Sycamore's participation in the game.
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"Bishop Sycamore told us they had a number of Division I prospects on their roster, and to be frank, a lot of that, we could not verify," Shroff said. "They did not show up in our database, they did not show up in the databases of other recruiting services. So, OK, 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 where you’re worried about health and safety."
Shroff added comments on Twitter after the game.
"Sorry," Shroff wrote. "They had no business being in that game today. None. I feel bad for the kids. Player health and safety was at risk today. It was uncomfortable for anyone who watched."
ESPN itself didn't schedule the game, which was part of the GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff. Paragon Marketing Group took care of finding matchups and providing them to ESPN.
Here's how Twitter responded to the game and Bishop Sycamore.