Chicago Bears Kicker Cody Parkey Is Avoiding Social Media

Postado Janeiro 14, 2019

Kicker Cody Parkey is staying off social media after his missed field goal at the end of the Chicago Bears' 16-15 wild-card loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Instead, hundreds of Chicagoans gathered in the snow outside Goose Island Brewing Co. on Saturday and tried to make the most out of their unfortunate situation by participating in the field goal challenge. He wasn't aware Philadelphia's Treyvon Hester touched it. The Chicago Bears lost.

"It became much bigger than we ever thought it would", said Zac Connelly, an employee who came up with the idea.

The prize package went unclaimed, though, as none of the 100 participants converted the field goal, per the Sun-Times. Anyone who made a 43-yard goal outside the brewery at 1800 W. Fulton St. on Saturday could win Super Bowl tickets, among other prizes. So the updated prize was hotel, airfare and tickets to any National Football League game the winning kicker wanted.

He was comforted by the fact that the only Eagles fan wiped out during his attempt. Goose Island is donating $20,000 to Lurie Children's Hospital (the charity of Parkey's choice).