The Philadelphia Flyers' New Mascot IS WEIRD!

The Philadelphia Flyers debuted their new mascot yesterday, and either we’re being punked, or this is actually Gritty. Gritty already has a ton of nicknames such as “Nightmare Fuel”, and “Why?”

I think it must be those eyes. They’re googly. His eyes are like those of an early 80’s doll, you know the eyes that would roll back in to the baby’s head? So the baby looked hammered drunk? I believe the scientific term is googly.  He also seems to lack eye lids, so Gritty never blinks…

I have to be honest, I don’t hate him, Gritty looks like a good time. He’s like Fozzie Bear, meets Animal, meets Tom Hanks at the end of Cast Away, only instead of Tom Hanks it’s Ed Sheeran.

Carlton the Bear looking basic.

Carlton the Bear looking basic.

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At least Gritty has a little…well Grit? I’m a leafs fan, but Carlton the Bear…is a basic white bear.

-Carly

 

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