Kasim Reed razzes mayor of Green Bay: ‘I’m gonna call him’

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Monday celebrated the Atlanta Falcons’ big win over the Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s NFC Championship game.

Atlanta, he told some 1,000 local officials at the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual Mayors’ Day breakfast, that he welcomed them “to the proud home of the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons. Boy does that feel good to say.”


Reed shared that he was in Washington last week for a meeting of U.S. mayors and met his counterpart from Green Bay, Jim Schmitt.

“I walked up to the mayor of Green Bay, fine gentleman, outstanding public servant,” Reed said. “I said if you’re in Atlanta please give me a call. Trying to be gentleman, southern, sportsman. He said, ‘Oh no, we’re gonna rest on that. I’m headed to Houston.”

Houston, of course, is the site of Super Bowl 51, to be held Feb. 5. The Falcons will be there, facing the New England Patriots. The Packers will be … elsewhere.

“As soon as I leave here I’m getting ready to call him,” Reed said to laughter. “I am going to call him.”

Reader Comments 0

5 comments
Renee Rainey Johnson
Renee Rainey Johnson

There is a thing about football that I love the most.. When things seem dark and bleak it can bring out the best in people. It brings people together and for 3 hours people have a reason to come together and enjoy a game and be positive...

Harry K. James
Harry K. James

The downside of the Falcon rise IS Reed. Total embarrassment.

Max Brill
Max Brill

Even if we had lost you're the mayor of ATL , and he is mayor of Green Bay. Win win