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Governors place friendly wager on playoff game

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2013

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal today placed a friendly wager on the Seahawks v. Falcons playoff game Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

If the Seahawks win, Deal will send a case of Georgia peaches to Gregoire. Gregoire has agreed to send a box of Washington apples to Georgia if the Falcons pull off a victory.

“While Washington also grows some of the finest peaches found anywhere, I’ll gladly take a box from Governor Deal,” Gregoire said. “I don’t want to rub it in – but the Falcons don’t have the best playoff record. I’m confident our 12th man spirit will carry the Seahawks to another victory!”

“Georgians enter into this weekend with understandably high expectations after a 13-3 season, and I’m sure we’ll all be glued to our seats, whether at the game or in front of the TV, Sunday afternoon,” Deal said. “Our team is awfully tough to beat in the Georgia Dome. The roof will put the Seahawks at a disadvantage as they’re used to only playing in the rain. The Falcons have been hot all season and have kept finding a way to win. Washington state and Governor Gregoire, I look forward to enjoying your apples.”