When Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard casually tweeted a Super Bowl prediction, she might not have expected to be going on a blind date as a result of it. Bouchard had predicted a win for the Atlanta Falcons after they were leading the New England Patriots by a scoreline of 21-0 at the Super Bowl 51 earlier this month.
This was when John Goehrke, a 20-year-old University of Missouri student, challenged her on Twitter and asked Bouchard if she would go on a date with him if the Patriots won. Bouchard agreed, thinking 21-0 to be a safe enough scoreline, but Tom Brady had other plans.
Goehrke won the bet thanks to the New England Patriots’ stunning fightback to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. While the team she supported lost, the 22-year-old Bouchard kept her end of the deal.
Bouchard and Goehrke went to the Brooklyn Nets’ home game against Milwaukee on Wednesday. She even extensively documented their date on Twitter, in keeping with the theme.
They were seen sitting courtside and enjoying the game. The date looks to have gone well, judging by Bouchard’s social media stream. In fact, it went so well, there might even be a second date, according to her interview with TMZ.