Genie Bouchard paid of a Super Bowl bet she made with a random fan, John Goehrke, by taking him to watch the Brooklyn Nets with courtside seats at the Barclays Center on Wednesday night.
Vernon Hills’ John Goehrke got his date with Genie Bouchard, the same day the tennis star’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue came out. So if Goehrke was just a casual Patriots fan before, he’s probably a die-hard loyalist now.
Bouchard made good on her Super Bowl bet with Goehrke, a 20-year-old University of Missouri marketing major, by taking him to watch the Nets and Bucks play in New York Wednesday night. The pair sat courtside, posed for pictures together and posted on social media.
"Just met my ‘Super Bowl Twitter Date’ John On our way to the @BrooklynNets game! @punslayintwoods," Bouchard tweeted with a selfie with Goehrke on the ride to the Barclays Center.
It all became possible when the Patriots pulled off the biggest rally in Super Bowl history, erasing a 28-3 third-quarter deficit to beat the Falcons 34-28 in overtime.
But when a Falcons rout looked certain, Geohrke tweeted to Bouchard, "if patriots win we go on a date?" Bouchard, likely feeling pretty confident about a Falcons win at that point, replied "Sure."
After the Patriots’ victory, all eyes turned to Bouchard, who started trending on Twitter. "Time to pay up and give this fan a date, Genie Bouchard," a Bleacher Report wrote. Other national outlets, like Sports Illustrated, covered it as well.
"Lesson learned. Never bet against Tom Brady," she tweeted at the time, also asked Goehrke, "So…where do you live?"
Bouchard later confirmed she would go through with the blind date and on Wednesday she made Goehrke’s dream a reality.
But during Sunday’s Grammy awards, she joked that future random fans better not get their hopes up about repeating Goehrke’s feat. "Not making any bets tonight #GRAMMYs," Bouchard tweeted with a smiling emoji.