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Lucky Super Bowl punter lands unlikely date with Bouchard

A social media user challenged the tennis star to an unusual bet when the Falcons were 25 points up. "I stay true to my word," Bouchard said on Monday.

Lucky Super Bowl punter lands unlikely date with Bouchard
Glenn NichollsAFP

The celebrations on the field were wild after the New England Patriots overturned a 25-point deficit to claim a dramatic Super Bowl victory on Sunday night, but a social media user scored an even more unlikely touchdown when he landed a blind date with tennis star Eugenie Bouchard.

The Canadian former Wimbledon finalist learned the hard way never to bet against Tom Brady and his team, who rallied to defeat Atlanta 34-28 in overtime to claim the NFL crown.

With the Falcons comfortably ahead 21-0 after running back an intercepted Brady pass for a touchdown, Bouchard was confident enough to start sending Twitter messages predicting victory.

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"Any chance of a date?"

"I knew Atlanta would win btw," she tweeted, later adding, "Just predicted the future.”

That prompted TW1, a Twitter identity sporting a photo of a man in a Cleveland Cavaliers NBA jersey, to tweet Bouchard with a longshot bid of his own.

"if patriots win we go on a date?" came the pitch. "Sure," Bouchard replied, although she shot down a second such suitor with merely "C'mon..."

As the Patriots made their successful second-half comeback, Bouchard was asked by another tweeter: "are you getting nervous?!? Lol."

"Umm...kinda...," she replied, adding later, "So...where do you live?"

When the Patriots won the game, and their fifth title with Brady as quarterback, Bouchard could only manage letters: "Omfg.

"Lesson learned," Bouchard followed with later. "Never bet against Tom Brady."

Bouchard: "I stay true to my word"

On Monday, she tweeted a photo with the message: "Omg... last night really happened."

Realizing she had become a big deal in the Twitter-verse, Bouchard made it clear she would pay off and reward a date dreamer with an unlikely dream date.

"Lol it made a Twitter moment," she tweeted Monday. "And I will do it; I stay true to my word."


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