All those teachers in school who told you Wikipedia was an unreliable source and shouldn't be used to fact-check?
If you want to know who's replacing Lovie Smith, your teachers were right.
The self-editing online encyclopedia jumped the gun on Jimmy Johnson's reports earlier this morning, as somone -- it literally could have been anyone -- took Johnson's tweets as fact (or a Packers fan wanted to humor himself) and listed Trestman as the Bears head coach. They even put the Bears' colors in his sidebar information box.
Trestman, of course, has not been named the Bears head coach. He may not even be a finalist, though Bears Insider John "Moon" Mullin says he's likely one of four candidates the Bears are targeting.
In the world of 247 journalism, Johnson's tweets sparked a wildfire across social media and, as is often the case, Wikipedia jumped in on the action.
Update: Trestman also was "named" the head coach of the Green Bay Packers and Calgary Flames by Wikipedia "editors," though everything has been put back into place and (for now) Trestman is back as head coach of the Montreal Alouettes.
Say what you want about Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy and his questionable start to the 2019 season as a play-caller, but no one can argue his intensity and passion for the game. He's all-in, fully invested in this team and their quest for a Super Bowl, and he wore his emotions on his sleeve in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
History suggests teams that start a season 0-2 have about a 10% chance of making the playoffs. That's why Sunday's game was so important; if the Bears lost, and dropped to 0-2, the odds would've been stacked against another appearance in the post-season. And if that happens, calling the 2019 season a letdown would be a massive understatement.
So, yeah, emotions ran high after Eddy Pineiro connected on the game-winner as time expired. Count Nagy among the many who let his passion flow after the kick went through the uprights.
Check it out:
Who would've guessed that the star of the Chicago Bears after two weeks of the 2019 NFL season would be the kicker?
It's almost as if the Bears can't escape the one position that usually gets the least attention unless, of course, they miss a game-winner in a playoff game.
Ever since Cody Parkey's double-doink disaster in last year's wild-card loss to the Eagles, Chicago has fielded questions about who his replacement would be for 2019. It took a lot longer than expected to get the answer, but Eddy Pineiro won the Bears' much-publicized kicker competition and now, after Week 2's win over the Broncos, has become a folk hero in Chicago.
His 53-yard game-winner has thrust him into quasi-superstardom. Even Deion Sanders wants to talk to him. Check it out: