After a week of teasing, the Philadelphia Flyers have introduced their brand new mascot, Gritty!
Gritty was officially introduced during an event at the Please Touch Museum, for over 600 students from the Philadelphia School District. The new mascot is a 7-foot-tall, orange, fuzzy creature and you can read the official Flyers ‘bio’ below
Official Bio (Via PhiladelphiaFlyers.com)
His father was a "bully," so naturally he has some of those tendencies - talented but feisty, a fierce competitor, known for his agility given his size. He's loyal but mischievous; the ultimate Flyers fan who loves the orange and black, but is unwelcoming to anyone who opposes his team. Legend has it he earned the name "Gritty" for possessing an attitude so similar to the team he follows.He claims that he's been around for a lot longer than we know it, and recent construction at the Wells Fargo Center disturbed his secret hideout forcing him to show his face publicly for the first time. He has some oddities that are both humorous and strange. A number of times he's been caught eating snow straight from the Zamboni machine, and unbeknown to most, his love of hot dogs has been inflating the Flyers Dollar Dog Night consumption totals for years.That being said, there's no denying that he's one of our own.