Northside Neighbor: Lewis makes friendly Super Bowl bet with fellow Congressmen

Northside Neighbor: Lewis makes friendly Super Bowl bet with fellow Congressmen

By Neighbor Staff

District 5 U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta, who represents Brookhaven and part of Buckhead, has made a friendly bet with two fellow members of Congress – District 2 Rep. Jim Langevin, D-Rhode Island, and District 6 U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Massachusetts – regarding Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

“Two of my colleagues reached out to me to take a chance on the Super Bowl,” Lewis said in a news release. “I warned them it wasn’t wise to bet against Atlanta, but they insisted. They think experience will win over the rising star. I reminded them that a rising star can be blinding. They told me to check their team’s record, consult the history. That’s when I knew we had it in the bag. I’d match Atlanta’s history against the best any day. Only time will tell, but it may be time for America’s team to move south for the winter. Rise up, Falcons!”

Said Langevin, “With four Super Bowl titles under our belt and an impressive 14-2 season this year, I have no doubts: the Patriots are going to bring another Vince Lombardi Trophy back to New England. I look forward to another year of bragging rights over Congressman Lewis and all of my colleagues who aren’t fortunate enough to be a part of Pats Nation,. Go Pats!”

Langevin bet Lewis a New England lobster dinner, and Lewis bet a signed copy of a historic Life magazine featuring Atlanta’s civil rights history.

When the Patriots and Falcons go head to head Feb. 5, Moulton said, “I’m confident that the Patriots will do their job. So I’m very excited to welcome Congressman Lewis to Massachusetts for a day of service.”

Moulton bet Lewis a service day in each other’s district. If the Falcons win, Moulton will help out somewhere in Atlanta’s 5th District, and if the Pats win, Lewis will travel to Massachusetts to lend a hand.

May the best team win!