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Genie Bouchard Makes Good on Super Bowl Twitter Date

The ball got rolling with a tweet out of the blue: "if patriots win we go on a date?"

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    Genie Bouchard is a woman of her word, taking one fan out for a date after a social media bet that the Patriots would lose Super Bowl 51.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017)

    Genie Bouchard kept her word after the Atlanta Falcons lost the lead.

    The Canadian tennis star and now swimsuit model sat courtside at a Brooklyn Nets game Wednesday night with a fan who asked her for a date on Twitter if the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl.

    Bouchard tweeted during the Super Bowl that she knew the Falcons would win. A fan named John Goehrke, who later said he is from Chicago and attends school in Missouri, responded to her by writing "if patriots win we go on a date?" and she responded "Sure."

    The Falcons then blew a 25-point lead as the Patriots rallied to win in overtime and Bouchard agreed to keep her word.

    "Lesson learned," Bouchard tweeted at the time. "Never bet against Tom Brady."

    In New York for ceremonies tied to the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue, in which she appears, she met Goehrke earlier Wednesday and they sat together for the game against the Bucks, even coming on the court and throwing some souvenir balls into the stands.

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