Can we talk? I mean yesterday was filled with some crazy ass stuff.
No, not politics….this….
This is Gritty (stupid name) the just unveiled new mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers. Next to him is the adorable Philadelphia Phillies’ mascot, the Phanatic. Do you see the issue? Gritty is the thing that nightmares are made of and the Phanatic is hugable and lovable.
The jokes immediately started on Social Media. I’m pretty sure that was not the intention of the Flyers organization. This demented mascot is something that would terrify, not give one the warm and fuzzies.
What is most disturbing is the fact this was the final result of at least a year’s research and demos. This was the one that won out over all other designs submitted. This was the final selection by the top brass of the Flyers Organization. The head shaking of Philly Phans is loud. We’ve become the national reject of Mascots. This thing looks like a meth-head not something you would buy in toy form for your child.
I’m guessing someone or someones will be fired over this nightmare of a mascot. Oh and Gritty as it’s name? WTH does Gritty have to do with Hockey or the Flyers in general? So until the powers that be fix this mess Philadelphia is the laughing-stock of the sports world.