Moving The Goalposts? Goose Island Changes Prizes For Kicking Challenge

January 11, 2019 - 3:52 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – Change in plans: Goose Island Brewery will award trips to NFL games – not free beer for a year – to contestants who can kick a 43-yard field goal this weekend.

The Chicago brew-makers earlier this week offered the beer-prize challenge in the wake of Cody Parkey’s failed 43-yard field goal attempt that capped the Bears’ heartbreaking Jan. 6 loss to the Eagles (Parkey's kick was blocked, the NFL ruled).

The contest was set for Saturday outside Goose Island’s taproom, 1800 W. Fulton St.

On Friday, a company representative took to Twitter to move the goal posts, so to speak:

“We heard from some Illinois lawmakers that free beer for a year is not allowed.”

Anyone who makes a 43-yard field goal will attend a regular-season NFL game of their choice on Goose Island’s dime. These contestants also progress to a “grand prize” round: If they kick a 65-yard field goal, they’ll win a trip to the Super Bowl.

Contest details are listed here.