SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich has settled his wager with Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, proclaiming "University of Missouri Tigers Day" in Illinois.
The governors made the friendly bet before last weekend's Missouri-Illinois football game.
On Saturday, Blagojevich issued a proclamation declaring September 6th "University of Missouri Tigers Day" in Illinois. The Tigers defeated the Illini 52-42 in St. Louis on August 30th.
Blagojevich also posed for a photograph with the declaration. The governor vowed revenge.
Meanwhile, Blunt said he couldn't think of a better way for Missouri to start its season. If the Illini had won, Blunt would have had to issue a similar declaration.
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