It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since Cody Parkey’s infamous “double doink” forever changed the trajectory of the Bears franchise under head coach Matt Nagy.
The Bears hosted the Eagles in a wildcard playoff game on January 6, 2019, which was decided by a 43-yard field goal attempt by Parkey when time expired. And since then, he has haunted the Bears.
We all know what happened. Parkey’s kick didn’t fall once, but twice, off the crossbar and didn’t enter, cutting Chicago’s playoff run far too short.
Bear fans would like to forget. But they haven’t had the chance yet as Parkey’s infamous “double doink” will forever be anchored in the minds of the NFL world. (Kind of like I’m reminding you now.)
Bear fans look away, it’s the third anniversary of the double doink. ??
– theScore (@theScore) January 6, 2022
But the drama did not end there. It was Parkey’s appearance on NBC’s “Today Show” the day after his disappearance that sealed his fate with the Bears. Nagy described Parkey’s actions as a “me not us” move, and he was released by the Bears on March 13.
As the NFL world laughs at Bears fans on the third anniversary of the “double doink,” here’s what Bears fans are feeling:
one day my unborn son is going to ask me what happened on January 6 and I will tell him about the saddest day in American history … the double doink ð
– mike (@ mikehow23) January 6, 2022
If there is no double doink, is Nagy a good coach today?
– Zyneras Targaryen (@zyneras) January 6, 2022
For Bears fans, and it’s difficult, today is also the 3rd anniversary of Cody Parkey’s “Double Doink” in the NFC Wild Card Game vs Eagles on January 6, 2019. One of the most painful from recent Chicago sports. history, the bears of the Nagy era have never been the same. @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/48Odg3xZ4G
– Larry Hawley (@HawleySports) January 6, 2022
The double doink was one of those “where were you when it happened” moments
– hibachi man (@WeNotChuck) January 6, 2022
When people talk about January 6thâ¦ it will always be double doink.
– LeFlop James (@fuchlebron) January 6, 2022