Bears WR Allen Robinson still not over ‘double doink’ playoff loss
Sharing a SportsCenter tweet asking social-media users to recall a sports moment that had them impersonating the infamous “Crying” Jordan meme, the 26-year-old Bears wideout brought up the “double doink,” cutting himself over before uttering the entire title.
The Double…. nvm https://t.co/TyGpiro94Q
— Allen Robinson II (@AllenRobinson) July 21, 2020
Robinson, a one-time Pro Bowler with the Jacksonville Jaguars back in 2015, spent his first season with the Bears in 2018, ending in heartbreak, however. Chicago finished the regular season at 12-4, winning the NFC North division title but still landing a date in the NFC Wild Card Game, competing at home against the No. 6 seed Philadelphia Eagles.
Despite an incredible game from Robinson in the first round, which included 10 catches for 143 receiving yards and a touchdown reception, the Bears lost when kicker Cody Parkey missed a 43-yard field goal, hitting the left upright and crossbar before falling short of what could have been a narrow playoff victory.
Memorably, Robinson’s fourth-quarter touchdown catch via then-second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was followed by a failed two-point conversation toss, which would have given the Bears a six-point lead (Philly won 16-15, although they also went for two upon taking what would be the decisive one-point lead in the final minute of the game).
The “double doink” is still fresh in the memories of both Chicago sports fans and the city’s athletes, as Robinson heads into the third and final year of his $42 million deal. Robinson, interestingly, revealed recently how he has not had discussions with the organization about a contract extension in spite of the fact that he has led the team in receiving yards during his two-year stint.