In a not-so-surprising decision, the Chicago Bears plan to release kicker Cody Parkey after a poor season. That would include Parkey’s famous double-doink that ended the Bears’ postseason run in January.
But have no fear. The Bears have signed new kicker named…Chris Blewitt.
We have signed kicker Chris Blewitt.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 7, 2019
This stuff literally can’t be made up. This name ranks up there some of the most “punny” names in sports such as MLB pitchers Grant Balfour and Homer Bailey.
Did the Bears think that nobody is going to razz them for this?
Nope. Twitter caught on pretty quickly and the responses are hilarious.
Was Donny Double Doink unavailable?
— Jeff Norman (@jeffnorman90) March 7, 2019
Guess the headline will be easy when he misses the big kick…
— Lucid Hella Hacketeer🚀 (@TrentTaylorFnAc) March 7, 2019
Little early for an April fool's joke
— Hail Mary-I ain't Lion-🦁This team makes me drink (@lamos_mary) March 7, 2019
Can’t wait for the headlines next season. At least make the sportswriters try!
— Mitch Trubinsky (@MitchTrubinsky) March 7, 2019
Should’ve signed my husband, he’s cheap! 😂 pic.twitter.com/Ovv2cURATD
— Candysbrain (@CandyReimholz) March 7, 2019
I'm just here for the comments pic.twitter.com/1j35vXTnfs
— Zachary (@ChiTownSports93) March 7, 2019
How can you sign a kicker named Blewitt? Trade a 3rd rounder for Robbie Gould! @RobbieGould09
— Kris Shaban (@Shabanbush) March 7, 2019
I saw his cousin Cody Mistleft
— Luke McClearen (@lsm12999) March 7, 2019
Because Jared Shankedit was already taken.
— CharlesDan (@charlesdan) March 7, 2019
@BarstoolBigCat with a name like Blewitt, what could possibly go wrong?
— Jawn McClane (@iheartjeffe) March 7, 2019