I'm not sure us Michiganders need an official proclamation that this week is Rivalry Week, but our governor did so anyway.

Every year for as long as I can remember, the week leading up to the Michigan vs Michigan State football game is always a special one.

Growing up and attending to school in Michigan, every year some of my teachers were Michigan fans and others were Michigan State fans.

Kids would sometimes where the school colors of their choice, but it was no doubt a fun week at school with all the smack talk on who is going to win between U of M and MSU.

According to FOX 17, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has taken a step in making the rivalry official by declaring October 25 to October 31 Rivalry Week ahead of this Saturday's big game between the number 6 Michigan Wolverines and the number 7 ranked Michigan State Spartans.

To take it a step further, there is an actual certificate of proclamation that has been created for this obvious moment in time that can be viewed here.

Whitmer is in a tough predicament on which team to root for seeing how she is a two time alumna of Michigan State University. Here's the real quandary, she has two children attending the University of Michigan. Probably a fun game to watch at the Whitmer house for sure.

FOX 17 reported that Gov. Whitmer said in a press releases, "watching the Spartans and Wolverines battle for the Paul Bunyan trophy is one of our state's greatest traditions. Whether you dress in green and white or root for maize and blue, we can all agree that this had been an exciting year of football. Unfortunately, University of Michigan's undefeated streak will come to an end this Saturday in the The Woodshed. I can't wait to cheer on the Spartans! Tuck Comin'. Go green!"

No matter who you are rooting for, let's all hope its a close game with multiple lead changes and a last second score for the win.

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