Canadian tennis star agreed to date with stranger if Patriots came back to win Super Bowl

Genie Bouchard Super Bowl bet

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With the Falcons seemingly holding an insurmountable lead on the Patriots during the Super Bowl, Canadian tennis pro Genie Bouchard was feeling confident on her Twitter account.

That’s when @punslayintwoods saw an opportunity. Seven minutes after that tweet left Bouchard’s fingers, he replied to her with this.

To which she (overconfidently) replied.

It’s almost certain Bouchard wouldn’t want this date with a stranger, and even though Atlanta was a near-lock to win the game at the point she approved the wager, it’s never a good idea to bet your love life on the results of a freakin’ football game. But the 22-year-old Bouchard, currently ranked No. 45 in the world on the WTA Tour, had said yes, and you could almost see her panic as the Patriots roared back to eventually tie the game and send it to overtime.

And then …

Later, after the smoke had cleared away from the damage that had been done, Bouchard said she would honor her bet. But she still seemed stunned at the turn of events.

Expect Bouchard to learn from her mistakes, though. After all, the Patriots quarterback only has to burn you once before you catch on that he just might be the greatest of all time.

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.