Illinois governor still hasn't settled NFC title game bet

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he’ll get around to making good on the bet he made with his counterpart from Wisconsin over the NFC Championship Game before the regular season begins.

Quinn made a wager with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker back in January, and he’s yet to fulfill his end of the bargain, the Associated Press reported. The loser of the bet was to go to the other governor’s state and volunteer in a food pantry wearing a jersey of the winning team. So far, Quinn hasn’t made it across the border.

Per the report, Quinn hoped to do his part in February before there was unrest in Wisconsin over Walker’s treatment of public workers. Quinn has flown a Packers flag outside his office, another part of the wager. Walker went ahead and worked in a food pantry on Monday. Per the report, Quinn has promised to pay his debt before the season begins. If it starts on time, he’s got about seven weeks. It’s been six months since the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears to reach Super Bowl XLV.

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