Come on, man. Why ya gotta do us like that?!
I gave Cody Parkey a lot of credit when he made himself available to the media following his missed/blocked field goal on Sunday to end the Bears’ season (and probably send Vic Fangio to Denver). It was a stand-up move…facing those questions after one of your worst professional moments, and I commend him for that. But why would you, Mr. Parkey, want to extend this misery!? Don’t we all want to put it behind us, yourself included?!
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 10, 2019
While you showed grace and maturity post-game, as far as we are concerned, you have fulfilled those responsibilities. I know you said, “I have to own it,” but you can stop owning it now. Let’s move on! Please, don’t go on national TV and make us all listen to that *doink* sound that has haunted us since Sunday night. I respect Parkey and his willingness to face the media in face of failure, but this doesn’t feel like that. This feels like a publicity grab.
I wonder how much money it takes to make a professional athlete relive a moment like that. He has to be getting paid, right?
Well, I’ll be watching, because I’m a Bears fan and we are all gluttons for punishment.