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.”