Mayor Reed calls for “Rise Up” rally on Monday

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and teh city council has declared Monday as "Atlanta Falcons Day."

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the city council has declared Monday as "Atlanta Falcons Day."

FLOWERY BRANCH – Mayor Kasim Reed was at practice on Thursday, drumming up support for a pep rally the City of Atlanta will host at 12 noon Monday in the Atrium of City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, S.W.

The event is being billed as the “Rise Up Game Day Pep Rally.”

The Falcons will take on the Saints at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Dome.

Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young will serve as the host of the rally.

The Atlanta City Council has also proclaimed Dec. 27th as “Atlanta Falcons Day.”

They are asking folks to attend the rally and wear black and red in support of the Falcons.

“The Atlanta Falcons football organization is far more than football,” said Councilman Young. “On the 27th of December, let us all “RISE UP” and show the world how committed Atlanta fans are. Join us at city hall to celebrate our heroes, the Atlanta Falcons.

“Their contributions on and off the football field are worthy of recognition. We, the fans of the Atlanta Falcons, now have an obligation not only to thank them, but to firmly support them in asserting our role as the twelfth man on the team,” Young said. “City government, businesses, residents and fans of the Atlanta Falcons send a message loud and clear, that we are united in our passion for our football team and we will enthusiastically support them through every step of their journey this season.”

–D. Orlando Ledbetter

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Sid

December 24th, 2010
9:39 am

I’ll be there…………………….

gcs

December 24th, 2010
10:04 am

blazerdawg

December 24th, 2010
10:30 am

dang Larry, that is hard for X-mas eve.

Go Birds ! RISE UP!! Atlanta is the original Phoenix – NO is going down Monday night, and that will be the end of the Saint’s run.

jarvis

December 24th, 2010
10:37 am

wish i can go!

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Jon

December 24th, 2010
11:29 am

Hey Larry…read a book. Two wouldn’t hurt…

markie mark

December 24th, 2010
11:37 am

Larry, us conservatives cant have it both ways….we cant keep railing against professional, lifetime politicians, and then rail against newcomers. As a long time Atlanta, who left for 10 years and now I am back, I find the last two mayors a hell of an improvement over their predecessors….Mayor Reed may be young, but so far I am in favor of most of his actions (NOT the damn dumb trolley, though). Obama….well, not so much.

Nothing changes – no more Bubba’s? Good luck with that…this is still the south, and the suburbs are steadily moving back intown….

markie mark

December 24th, 2010
11:39 am

and by the way, all…..this is a GO FALCONS blog….politics are down the hall and to the left – knock on CT, or JB’s page….lets just enjoy an exciting, winning team….maybe its time the Falcons duplicated the Braves breakout 90’s…..

Who Dat Nation

December 24th, 2010
11:42 am

The falcons will still lose, RISE UP SAINTS!!!!!

JD

December 24th, 2010
11:47 am

Can this spread across the state. Let’s have a Rise UP !!!!!!!!!! gathering in every corner of the state and every household. Me and my coworker greet each other every morning by telling each other Rise UP!!!!!!!!

chipontheroad birdsrus

December 24th, 2010
11:47 am

rise up atlanta and falcons and “larry” shut up

BeatDaSaints

December 24th, 2010
11:47 am

Awww, man! I have to work! Wish I could be there!! But I’ll be representing at work in Red and Black. Rise Up ATL!! Beat the Aints!!!!

hmmmm........

December 24th, 2010
12:04 pm

A PEP RALLY for a pro team during the regular season?? What a joke.. Shouldn’t the mayor have more important things to do??? I hope its not costing the tax payers any money.

markie mark

December 24th, 2010
12:05 pm

Who dat? we know who dat….its de Falcons!!….and de Aint’s are gonna be bruised and bloody Tuesday morning and going “who WAS dat”????

Rupe in DC

December 24th, 2010
12:12 pm

Now….that’s what I’m talkin’ about!!!

Atlanta fans RISE UP and represent!!!!!!!!

Tax Payer

December 24th, 2010
12:23 pm

Why don’t citizens of Atlanta RISE UP and got to work. Stop asking me for a dollar everytime I step out of the Westin. Bums!

Tax Payer

December 24th, 2010
12:25 pm

Cathy

December 24th, 2010
12:30 pm

WISH I COULD BE THERE!!! WILL REPRESENT MY FALCONS ALL DAY!

falconfiend

December 24th, 2010
1:00 pm

Have fun mayor Dirty Bird Reed. I wish i could be there. Support those falcons ATL. ITS ABOUT TIME somebody gave this team some respect.

scott

December 24th, 2010
1:03 pm

I want to see the city’s skyline lit up like it is on the RISE UP commercials. Maybe a regular season game isn’t the time but… on the other hand a game that offers a chance for a NFC South title is pretty big. IF we do host an NFC Championship, I want a robed choir and Samuel Jackson himself in the dome inspiring the team and firing up the crowd. Go Falcons… Rise Up!

falconfiend

December 24th, 2010
1:07 pm

HIGH NOON. 3 more days.I wish i could be at the game but decided to be in texas with my family for the holidays. BUT my wife bought me a playoff ticket for the first game. and i will be flying in for the first playoff game.

robertussen

December 24th, 2010
1:14 pm

wish i could be there. im coming in from charleston and wont in there till about five. but thats plenty of time to have a few drinks at the hotel and and walk to the dome ready to scream my head off.

ATLFalcons4Eva

December 24th, 2010
1:42 pm

And Rise Up We Shall ! !

Another Vote Getting Scheme

December 24th, 2010
1:57 pm

Besides, doesn’t rise up mean rise up against white oppression? As I white, I do like Samuel Jackson, but I don’t like this mantra. Where is the white oppression?

FALCONSSSSSSSS

December 24th, 2010
2:07 pm

Falcons on Top! sevendust

Dwayne

December 24th, 2010
2:08 pm

I hope the New Orleans Saints “rise up” and beat the Atlanta Falcons. The city of Atlanta doesn’t deserve a Super Bowl champion. Period!

FALCONSSSSSSSS

December 24th, 2010
2:08 pm

Enter your comments here

Big Dude

December 24th, 2010
2:23 pm

C-mon Dwayne, Don’t be such a sore loser. Emphasis on “loser”.

True Falcon Fan

December 24th, 2010
2:42 pm

So @Dwayne — Let me get this right you are really jus jealouse because you really want to see a Saints repete, however i am here to tell ya repete Ain’t in your future! Also could you expand that statement a little in my opinion you must be dumb or maybe jus stupid!!!!

Saints NEXT MONDAY NIGHT

GO FALCONS GO

joewhite

December 24th, 2010
2:44 pm

YES THE CITY WILL BE THERE BUT AINTS FANS YOUR NOT WELCOMED

George

December 24th, 2010
2:49 pm

Comon’ mike we need to see the dirty bird!

Joe

December 24th, 2010
2:53 pm

Let’s go FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This may be the only issue me a Kasim Reed could possiblly agree on… LOL…. All Falcons are on the same team on game day……

True Falcon Fan

December 24th, 2010
2:56 pm

@Hmmmm if you really want to change something as it relates to ATL politics —- then you and ALL your buddies move your A$$ES back ATL city limits and “VOTE” —- meanwhile

RISE-UP ATL — IT”S FALCONS TIME RALLY TIME

SANITS NEXT

GO FALCONS GO

True Falcon Fan

December 24th, 2010
3:00 pm

I’m with you Joe tellem’

Fred

December 24th, 2010
3:04 pm

WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WIsh they were playing NOW. I can’t wait.

Falconfiend: Your wife either has great connections or she’s really lucky. Those tickets sold out in 9 minutes……….

Hey Kasim nice call!!!!

December 24th, 2010
4:56 pm

RISE-UP NOW ATLANTA!!!! LISTEN TO YOUR MAYOR

He should know that you need to celebrate before the game because after the Saints come in and whoop your BUTTS you will have nothing to celebrate after that!!! How weak a city and a football team when the coach has to beg the fans to show-up on time and not to leave early and a Mayor has to put on a pretend party!!

The Saints don’t have to beg their fan base to come at the beginning of the game. Enjoy your fake New Orleans style party!!! You can pretend that you know how to throw a party like you guys pretend that you have a quality football team. It will be as fake as that copy cat Mardi Gras ya’ll try to put on.

To all Atlanta fans enjoy the party it’s gonna be your last!!! 1 and done you know it so does your Mayor!!!! So party now because come Monday you will be revealed as the frauds you are!!! Just ask Trent Dilfer!!! LOL

True Falcon Fan

December 24th, 2010
5:02 pm

@HKnc!!!! —- Moronic coward ghost writer got a name??? Gots ta be “Moronic Coward” —- Please promise you will be back Tuesday WIN or LOSE (YOU WILL LOSE MORONIC) be assured!!!!

ComON Man be on time Tuesday take yo can of Ass whoppin’ like a Man —-

Moronic — Chuck n’ Duck

GO FALCONS GO

dirtybirds

December 24th, 2010
5:35 pm

the aints have a lousy run defense and mike turner >> ray rice. that’s all there is to it.

falconfan 24-7

December 24th, 2010
6:24 pm

The Falcons will bring the pain to the Aints on Monday night. Trent Dildo is a joke.

We wil celebrate a pre- victory at noon Monday and then again later that night.

The Aints aint winning. Rise Up!

Roddy White

December 24th, 2010
6:28 pm

The Aints will never beat us at our Dome. I will break our franchise record of 111 catches against them.

Aint fans , please do no funk up the Dome, like last year. Please use some soap this time before the game, thanks.

Tweet that!

Sly Slick & Wicked

December 24th, 2010
7:41 pm

@Who Dat Nation: “WE DAT”

Tough Nolla Guy

December 24th, 2010
8:39 pm

great. this definitely gurantees a victory. dumb stupid ‘ cons have lost their mind.

pep rally? getting caught up in the hype and losing focus like the chumps that you are.

rise up to receive your thrashing on monday.

C

December 24th, 2010
9:04 pm

Let’s GO Falcons!

HARDCORE FALCON FAN

December 24th, 2010
9:11 pm

I HATE!! I MEAN I HATE!! THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AND THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS!!WHO DAT SAID THEY BEAT THEM SAINTS WE DAT!!RISE UP ATLANTA FALCONS!!

Not a Falcon fan

December 24th, 2010
9:19 pm

There sure are alot of Falcon fans this year. They are show so much love and support for this year’s team. Where was all this during Jim Mora’s last year and the year Bobby Petrino was here. The truth is when the Falcons win, everyone is a diehard fan. When they lose, which is their history, fans run and hide. The majority of Falcon fans are Bandwagon fans. Falcon fans be sure to love and support the team when they are 1 and 10 and just lost to the Loins. If by chance the Falcons win the Super Bowl, it took 45 years to do it. My team won it in 9 years. They have also won it 6 times. Falcon fans are just bandwagon fans.

Tychus Findlay

December 24th, 2010
11:19 pm

F U Kasim Reed! Every Sunday is the time to Rise Up. And F U everyone who jumped the bandwagon this season and blocked me out from tix.

iownyou

December 24th, 2010
11:36 pm

Go Patriots!!!

SawThat1nce

December 25th, 2010
12:02 am

Not a Falcons fan……..never heard of your team. /Where are they from?

Snewo Dawg

December 25th, 2010
12:07 am

Yeah, I’ll be in the Dome with my rise up robe on Monday night (Look for us on tv) when the Aints come marching in, but I’m not sure if I can make it to City Hall at noon, some folks have to work. Go Dirty Damn Birds, stay focused and RISE UP!

Red Dog 77

December 25th, 2010
1:37 am

Lifelong Falcon fan, Yup, love me my Falcons………..But at the same time, I’m dern glad I moved out of Atlanta years ago……..can you just imagine how much taxpayer money will be used for this “pep-ralley” ?…………For the love of football, when are people gonna wake-up ?……….I suppose somwhere in the U.S. constitution there written clearly by the founding Fathers is a line that reads ” and you shall allow the government to take your hard earned dollars, to be used for a pep-ralley/ party for the local football team”……………..Wake-up Atlanta, it’s your money!………..RED