Eugenie Bouchard Honors Super Bowl Twitter Bet, Meets Date For Nets Game
Eugenie Bouchard has kept her promise.
Eugenie Bouchard Attends Nets Game For Date With Super Bowl bet Twitter Fan
The Canadian tennis star, who will be 23 on Feb. 25, honored her promise to go on a date with a fan she lost a bet with on Twitter regarding the outcome of Super Bowl LI by attending a Brooklyn Nets game with the lucky boy on Wednesday night.
After the Atlanta Falcons led 21-3 at halftime, Bouchard predicted in a tweet that they would win the Super Bowl. However, the fan, 20-year-old University of Missouri student John Goehrke, was confident the New England Patriots would be able to make a comeback victory, and they did. Goehrke wagered a date as part of the bet that his team would win, and Bouchard accepted.
The tennis player tweeted a photo of herself and her blind date before Wednesday’s game, with the caption:
“Just met my ‘Super Bowl Twitter Date’ John. On our way to the @BrooklynNets game!” she wrote.
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) February 16, 2017
Bouchard, a Montreal native, had secured prime courtside seats for the date at the Barclays Center in New York, where the Nets lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 129-125.
The date appeared to have gone pretty well, as Bouchard told YES Network the night wasn’t awkward, and that she was impressed how big a sports fan Goehrke is.
“He’s normal,” she said. “We’ve gotten to know each other. It’s great.”
Bouchard added that Goehrke was a “gentleman” who had gotten her a gift and that there would be a second date “for sure.”
— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) February 16, 2017