Parkey-inspired field goal contest sees 0 winners
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CHICAGO — How many would-be Cody Parkeys does it take to make a 43-yard field goal?
As it turns out, a lot.
Out of 101 entrants who came and tried their luck at the same kick that brought the Chicago Bears‘ season to an untimely end last Sunday, exactly zero were able to get the job done — in conditions that were, well, sub-optimal: 30 degrees and wind and snow.
Chicago-based Goose Island Brewery hosted a field goal contest on Saturday inspired by Cody Parkey’s failed attempt last week for the Bears. Out of 100 entrants, no one was able to make the 43-yard kick. Michele Steele/ESPN
“In the snow? Yeah, it’s way different, everyone’s slipping all over the place,” said kicker Phil Cozzi of Elmhurst, Illinois. When informed that the lone Philadelphia Eagles fan contestant wiped out, “OK good,” Cozzi said.
Goose Island Beer Co.’s Fulton Street location put out the call to fans the day after the Eagles-Bears game — and the response to the #fieldgoalchallenge was overwhelming.
“It became much bigger than we ever thought it would,” said Zac Connelly, a Goose Island employee who came up with the concept. “The last couple