It was a brutal second for Chicago followers and for Parkey, who needed to endure backlash from followers of each groups. However on the finish of the day, it was a missed area objective and most Bears followers are most likely prepared to simply transfer on from the kick. That was till Parkey made an look Friday morning on the “In the present day” present.
What precisely was the rationale for Parkey’s look? It is arduous to find out. Many kickers have missed potential game-winning kicks, however they did not get invited on an apology tour that featured an look on the “In the present day” present. Parkey would not deserve hate for his missed kick, however he would not precisely deserve reward, both.
“I feel they need to have MHPs. Most Honorable Participant,” host Savannah Guthrie stated about Parkey, including he was the “the classiest of sophistication acts.”
Accepting blame for one thing that was your fault is not that noble; it ought to be anticipated.
Cody Parkey did what is predicted of any skilled athlete after a tricky loss, which is to reply tough questions after the sport. How that makes him the ‘classiest of the classiest’ or ‘most honorable individual’ I am positive I do not know.
— Jeff Dickerson (@DickersonESPN) January 11, 2019
This interview did not add something we did not already know in regards to the missed kick, which truly turned out to be blocked. Parkey stated all he wanted to say after the loss at his locker room.
“I really feel horrible,” he stated after the loss vs. the Eagles. “There’s actually no reply to it. I assumed I hit a great ball.”
This is not some feel-good sports activities story. It is a fairly generic story of a kicker who did not make a area objective. Certain, it occurred within the playoffs reasonably than the common season, however even that is not very distinctive. The one particular factor about it’s he double-doinked it off the crossbars.
All for Cody Parkey transferring on together with his life however I’d be fairly pissed about him happening nationwide television to be a feel-good story 5 days later if I used to be a teammate. Complete factor is bizarre as hell.
— Nick Shepkowski (@Shep670) January 11, 2019
Parkey did not deserve boos or demise threats from followers after the sport. He made a mistake, it occurs. However he would not should be turned in to a redemption story, both.