Genie Bouchard is a woman of her word.
The 22-year-old Canadian tennis star was overconfident in the ability of the Atlanta Falcons to hold on to a 25-point, third quarter lead in the Super Bowl earlier this month.
Enter an opportunistic 20-year-old student from Chicago named John.
@geniebouchard if patriots win we go on a date?
— TW1 (@punslayintwoods) February 6, 2017
Genie agreed, and the Patriots made greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.
To her credit, Bouchard has fulfilled her end of the deal, flying John in to watch Wednesday night’s Brooklyn Nets game in court-side seats.
Just met my 'Super Bowl Twitter Date' John 😊 On our way to the @BrooklynNets game! @punslayintwoods pic.twitter.com/DHRgY46smd
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) February 16, 2017
“I hope it’s not awkward at all, and I hope we have a great time,” Bouchard told the local news in New York on Wednesday morning.
The date comes a day after Valentine’s Day, and on the same day as Genie’s debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
Hey @geniebouchard – way to stay true to your word.
Enjoy the @BrooklynNets game, you two! (cc: @punslayintwoods) #NETSonYES pic.twitter.com/ognbW67SDh
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) February 16, 2017
Genie agreed to the date without knowing anything about John, but lucky for her, it appears that they’re getting along well with each other.
.@YESNetwork interviews #Mizzou student @punslayintwoods and pro tennis player @geniebouchard during their date. pic.twitter.com/DgeSrydFhi
— Mark Kim (@MarkJKim_) February 16, 2017