CHICAGO — Goose Island wants to give football fans a chance to make that ill-fated field goal.
Moreover, the brewery is hoping to prove just how hard it can be to clear the uprights.
The Chicago-based brewery is inviting all the “arm chair kickers” out there to try their hand (or their foot as it were) at kicking a field goal.
FGC updates Sat at 1800 W Fulton St! Details: https://t.co/z4gLRc3OrY
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents 21+. Challenge occurs on 1/12/19. See Official Rules at https://t.co/8x0oVeAefQ for additional eligibility requirements, prizes and details. Void where prohibited. pic.twitter.com/SiI3HqitJU
— Goose Island Beer Co. (@GooseIsland) January 11, 2019
Bears kicker Cody Parkey knocked a 43-yard field goal try off the left upright in the closing seconds of Sunday’s NFC Wild Card game with the Eagles at Soldier Field. The Bears lost and Parkey has been the subject of scorn from fans, countless social media memes and plenty of “I could have made that!” bellows.
“A lot of armchair kickers on here are saying that they could hit that field goal, which we find DOUBTFUL. You’re gonna sit there on your throne of potato chips and vape pens and criticize this dude’s athleticism? GET REAL,” Goose Island tweeted Monday.
The brewery said it will set up a goal post outside the business this weekend and invite anyone who thinks he or she can make the kick to come and try.
Reminder for tomorrow’s Field Goal Challenge, spots are limited to the first 100 people. Sign ups start at 12 and the first kick is at 1 pm. Details available at: https://t.co/z4gLRc3OrY. Can’t wait to see you all tomorrow, dress warm! pic.twitter.com/sWiUjEDOv4
— Goose Island Beer Co. (@GooseIsland) January 12, 2019
Meanwhile, also on Monday, the NFL took some of the blame away from Parkey and officially changed the kick in its play-by-play log to a “block” instead of a “miss,” crediting the Eagles’ Treyvon Hester for getting at least part of his hand on the ball to deflect the kick at the line of scrimmage.