For lucky one Mizzou Tigers student, it’s better to be lucky than good.
People love to make bets on random things during in the Super Bowl, like who wins the coin toss, or who commits the first turnover. Anything and everything is game.
Evidently, even dates with models!
During Super Bowl 51, John Goehrke, 20-year old student at Missouri won the jackpot. When the Atlanta Falcons were sitting on (or not sitting on, however the case may be) on a big lead over the New England Patriots, Goehrke took the biggest flyer of his life.
Tennis star and Sports Illustrated model in the upcoming Swimsuit issue Genie Bouchard was confident the Falcons would win the game. She declared the winner a bit too early on Twitter.
Goehrke, in true brave Twitter fashion, took a big gamble. Bouchard, in what had to be a big “D’oh!” moment, answered with confidence.
Let’s give Bouchard credit. She made good on this social media slip. Not many stars would, for sure. So, John Goehrke won maybe the most famous bet in Super Bowl history when Tom Brady shed his business suit for his caped superhero alter ego.
According to the Kansas City Star, Goehrke put aside his studies this week to meet Bouchard in New York City for his date. They attended a Brooklyn Nets game Wednesday night.
Evidently, Bouchard didn’t have a terrible time as she tweeted this out.
And now, TMZ Sports is reporting Goehrke will get a second date to impress Bouchard. He must be learning something in college!
You have to wonder how his gambling habit is affecting his schoolwork. Dates in the Big Apple with a professional athlete and model? That has to be hard on the concentration, even if he was on campus.
Good for John Goehrke, and good for Genie Bouchard. Let’s hope this crazy story leads to a lifelong romance. All we know for sure is that Tom Brady will forever be Goehrke’s all-time favorite player.
Goehrke is from Chicago, so the Kansas City Chiefs may not be his favorite NFL team, but even if they were, they aren’t now. It’s pretty clear he will be a fan of the Patriots from now on.
Now, if Goehrke could just transfer some of that luck to the Missouri Tigers…