The Sound of a Season Ending

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The Sound of a Season Ending

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It wasn’t supposed to happen. And if it was meant to happen, it wasn’t supposed to go down like that.

On what would have been a 43-yard field goal that would have won the game and would have sent the Chicago Bears into the divisional round, Cody Parkey hit the left upright … and the crossbar.

Doink. Doink. A horrifying echo of itself, punctuating the season.

One moment. One football. One upright. One crossbar. One miss. And the season is over.

That the miss came after Parkey nailed a kick as Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson called an icing timeout is the kind of cosmic evil I’m not sure Bears fans deserved. But it happened.

It’s a kick to the nether regions and a bitter ending to what was mostly a sweet ride. The Bears exceeded all preseason expectations. They won 12 games, went 5-1 against an NFC North that featured two preseason Super Bowl favorites, won that NFC North, and played their way into a home playoff game. As far as I’m concerned, the ending didn’t present a true snapshot of the season that just happened.

But it still hurts so badly.

We’ll have more words tomorrow and in the coming days. But for now, the sound of a season ending will have to do.

Brett Taylor contributed to this post.


Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation Bears, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.