Looking at Life Thru God’s Glasses: Fake or Real – Part 14

Looking at Life Thru God's Glasses: Fake or Real – Part 14


I flipped through the sports channels Sunday night, August 19, 2021, and saw that ESPN was televising a high school football game. IMG Academy was playing Bishop Sycamore from Canton, Ohio, a school I had never heard of.

The game was in the second quarter, and Bishop Sycamore was behind 30-0. One of the commentators said that the game was a mismatch.

I later discovered, like many of you, that there are difficulties trying to verify the authenticity of the high school Bishop Sycamore from Canton, Ohio. They claim they have a lot of Division 1 prospects on their roster, but no one could identify them. IMG went on to win the game 58-0.

ESPN really got fooled into covering this game. There are so many fascinating untruths about the Bishop Sycamore school.

Bishop Sycamore broke the rules by playing two football games that weekend. On Friday night, they played Sto-Rox and lost 19-7. The coach for Bishop Sycamore said that only a few players played a few plays in both games. Game film indicated that their players played more than the coach indicated.

The Ohio Department of Education lists no charter school by the name of Bishop Sycamore. When questioned, the school has not been able to come up with adequate documentation of its existence. Its “physical address” is listed as 3599 Chiller Lane in Columbus, which is the address of Resolute Athletic Complex, an indoor sports facility near Easton Town Center.

In a 90-minute interview on Monday, August 30, no clear answers emerged from school officials about how Bishop Sycamore operates, how the school hopes to get its athletes into college, or how the team ended up on ESPN. The coach said, “I am requesting help wherever we can receive it.”

I was astounded that this kind of thing could happen. It was broadcast nationally on ESPN. I immediately thought about all the false groups in society today trying to get people to believe them and “join their team.” They lack credibility, yet many people are buying their false can of goods.

Satan is the head coach, and he is extremely busy recruiting his team. He is deceptive. (II Corinthians 11:3) He is like a hungry lion seeking someone to tear apart. (I Peter 5:8) He blinds the minds of people. (II Corinthians 4:4) He is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)

Any time you hear or read of a team that wants you to join – check it out. Misinformation is rampant in society today. Check out claims about gaining prosperity, making financial decisions, dealing with health questions, dealing with the real meaning of life, and so many of the important issues facing us today. You would think that a school named Bishop Sycamore would be legitimate – yet there are huge questions. There are a lot of teams out there trying to get you to buy in. If ESPN can be fooled – so can you!

If you look through human glasses, you see a little-known football team given a big chance. When you look at the issue through God’s glasses, you see a false representation of a legitimate team.

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