Super Bowl Twitter Date Inspires Movie

 

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Patriots are coming off a Super Bowl win over the Rams, but remember that comeback against the Falcons two years ago?

Pats trailed 28-3, so a Missouri student named John Goehrke took a shot.

Tennis star Genie Bouchard tweeted, "I knew Atlanta would win." Goehrke responded, "If Patriots win, we go on a date?"

To his surprise, she said sure. To everyone's surprise, she followed through less than two weeks later at a Brooklyn Nets game. They spoke to the YES Network.

"Well, I didn't really expect her to agree to it, and then when she contacted me and all the plans started falling into place, I was surprised," Goehrke said.

 

"It's awesome," Bouchard said. "I was a little bit worried because his Twitter profile was a picture of Tiger Woods, so I was like, 'Oh my god, he's one of those superfans, I don't even know what he looks like.' But he's awesome, he's such a sports fan, and we're getting to know each other, it's great."

That was followed by multiple dates and, now, they've inspired a movie. 

Fox 2000 picked up the story for the purpose of a romantic comedy focused on dating and relationships in the age of the Internet, specifically "if a relationship born on social media can survive the glare of the public eye."

Bouchard will reportedly executive produce.

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

 

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