John Goehrke has had worse days than the one that unfolded Wednesday.
The 20-year-old Chicago resident and University of Missouri student spent the evening in the company of Eugenie Bouchard, taking in a Nets game from courtside seats with the 22-year-old tennis star, who went on a date with him as payment for losing a bet they made over Twitter during the Super Bowl.
https://twitter.com/geniebouchard/status/832019611277144064 Earlier in the day, Bouchard also let her social-media followers know how happy she was to have been included in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.
The world’s 44th-ranked player and a former Wimbledon finalist, Bouchard was joined by fellow tennis stars Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki, as well as gymnasts Simone Biles and Aly Raisman, as athletes featured in this year’s edition.
As important as basketball is, you have to keep things in perspective.
As much as losing sucks, I do hope we can all agree that losing a basketball game is not the end of the world.
the Lord of the Flies, eat or be eaten, Survivor: Dating Edition, only without the million dollar prize.
It’s time for us lowly (opposite gender) to start fighting back, protecting ourselves, and getting ours every once in a while!
I know a lot of elite level ballers who feel the same way and use their distaste of losing as a major source of motivation.
Nevertheless, I still stand by my opening statement--losing stinks.
https://twitter.com/geniebouchard/status/828445038740926464 “I’ve been a big fan of hers for a couple of years now, and I was going through Twitter and it was only the second quarter when I saw her tweet,” Goehrke told the Kansas City Star last week. That idea kind of just popped in my head, so I went through with it.
“I thought maybe there was a chance she would respond, but I thought there was no chance she’d actually agree to it.” Agree to it Bouchard did, and it led to a night Goehrke will surely never forget.