Most of the world never heard of Golden Tate before last night (OK, Notre Dame fans, Seahawks fans, guys who like to drunkenly steal Maple Bars, and fantasy football sleeper junkies have heard of him). Golden Tate entered the national landscape last night with the catch that probably wasn't against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. Tate was credited with the game winning TD catch, though most replays seem to indicate he didn't actually come down with the ball.
After the game, Golden Tate's girlfriend Elisa Pollard took to Twitter to brag about the catch and show off the game ball. Pollard tweeted the pic on the right as well as the saying, "Soo freaking happy 4 my baby! Both game balls!! Came out and dropped those 4 the hugs & kisses Love you!”
Elise Pollard is understandably supportive of Tate, and has many tweets showing Seahawk love and support. It's not clear how long Tate and Pollard have been together for, and there's very little information about her otherwise.
Tate has since been put in the uncomfortable position of trying to defend his catch, and the replacement referees. Tate took to Twitter to address some of the hate he'd receive and also argue his side: "Anyone want some entertainment , read my mentions. The refs made the call not me. I did my job and competed for the ball."
What else was the kid supposed to say here? "Hell no I didn't make that catch. I also shoved a dude in fromt of me!" Props to Tate for handling this as well as someone could expect him to.Golden Tate's girlfriend Elise Pollard,