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Watch Bears fans fail at attempting to kick Cody Parkey’s 43-yard field goal

Video by Madeline Kenney

In an ideal world, Bears fans would’ve been tailgating in 56-degree Los Angeles or prepping for their game-day parties in the comforts of their heated homes before the Bears played the Rams in the second round of the playoffs.

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.


Anyone who successfully kicked a 43-yard field goal would’ve received a pair of tickets to any 2019 regular season game of their choosing, plus round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations for two consecutive nights and $100 of Lyft credit complimentary of Goose Island. They’d also be moved to the winner’s circle for their chance at kicking a world record 65-yard field goal for a pair of Super Bowl LIII tickets and the works.

Since this promotion was inspired by Cody Parkey’s infamous miss — which was tipped — in Sunday’s game against the Eagles, Goose Island put up a 10-foot-tall chain-linked fence that kickers had to kick over. They also gave some fans noise makers.

The results? Total failure.

Not a single person out of the 100 that tried made it even close to Parkey’s double-doinked kick. So, Goose Island is donating $20,000 to the charity of Parkey’s choice, which was Lurie Children’s Hospital.