Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 11/20/14
  The Detroit Lions have struggled over the years with some of their draft picks. Picks that have left fans of the team always wishing they could decide for the franchise. Chris Pruett is from Lansing, Michigan and has been a supporter of the team for over 50 years. The Lions are well known for their struggles on the field and this year Pruett has decided to take a more hands on approach to help his favorite team. He’s made it his business this year to get out and get signatures on a petition that titles,  ”To let fans vote live via internet to make the draft picks for the Lions”. “I’ve got 12 sheets of signatures filled up,” Pruett said, perMLive.com. “I started this three years ago, but I only started having people sign it this year. I got tired of coming up with too many slogans. I had a 16-foot flagpole before this and I marched around with that. And then, beginning of the Lions season 2012, I said, ‘Well shoot, I could leave the back of the sign blank.” When asked who he would draft, Pruett was quick to keep things in perspective. “I don’t know; I’m not a big ol’ expert,” he said. “I know a lot of stuff like that, but I’m here to connect with the fans, make the fans happy, give the Lions fans a little cheer. I know this petition joke will never happen.” We’ll have to see how many signatures Pruett is able to acquire, but it is a pretty cool idea. Has no actual chance of happening, but it is a nice way to unite more Lions fans.  
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