Pellett loves the lions!

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    Paul Gunn, Steve Rolefson, Chris Mackenna, Gord Pellett, Sylvano Bresivic, Geoff Fryer
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    Matt Varey, Brody Hammond, Steve Maccissac, Gord Pellett

Gord Pellett is one of the biggest Detroit Lions fans in the city of London. He’s been a season ticket holder for more than 30 years, and when the Lions are at home, you know exactly where you’ll find Pellett: Ford Field in Detroit.

And, over the years, many have had the opportunity to enjoy a game with him, as well as the NFL tailgating experience that goes along with it. His three extra seats have gone to various folks over the years.

“I have a couple of traditional games, like Thanksgiving, where I go with the same buddies,” said Pellett, the Business Development & Fleet Manager at Dale Downie Nissan. “And there’s an annual game with my wife. But I usually bring fresh bodies every game.”

That’s a lot of people who’ve had the pleasure of enjoying a game with Gord. They’ve watched some good Detroit teams, and some not-so-good Lions teams over the years. And what does Pellett think about the team’s chances this year?

“They’re off to a great start, although injuries are setting in,” he said. “But my prediction is a 10-6 record and an NFC North title for the first time in 24 years!”

Currently, his favourite Lion is running back Theo Riddick. And Gord’s all-time favourite?

“Barry Sanders, of course.”

Contributions by Gord Pellett