Chicago football fans fail Goose Island's field goal challenge in miserable fashion

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2019

Among the 101 contestants who tried the kick from the same yardage in tough, wintry conditions in Chicago on Saturday, not one put it through the uprights in what was called the Cody Parkey challenge. They initially offered free beer for a year to any fans who could make the kick, but changed it to an all-expense paid trip to an National Football League game due to IL liquor laws.

Goose Island Beer Co. staged a #FieldGoalChallenge in snowy Chicago on Saturday, and offered fans free beer for a year if they could manage to hit a 43-yarder in front of a crowd.


'I've gotten a lot of positive messages.' Parkey's missed 43-yard field goal in the final seconds that gave the Eagles a 16-15 upset win over the Bears in Sunday's wild-card playoff game was officially ruled a block by the NFL. The Chicago Bears lost.

Patrons 21 or older were given one chance to kick a 43-yard field goal. Goose Island is donating $20,000 to Lurie Children's Hospital (the charity of Parkey's choice).

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