Philadelphia Flyers – 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 publiclyfor 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.
JESUS. I’m not sure if we’re looking at the same thing but this is NIGHTMARE fuel. Sometimes I sit back and wonder who the hell approves these kind of things. Let’s take a look at a close up picture of Gritty.
Not since 1976 have the Flyers had a mascot. Personally it should have stayed that way. I already hated the flyers but Gritty put the cherry on top of the hypothetical ice cream I have for this team. I feel terrible for all the mainstream media that will try to put a positive spin on this monstrosity of a mascot.
Gritty looks like he spent too much time at the strip club the night before his big photoshoot and popped a few adderall before heading in to the studio. His crackhead eyes are just the tip of the iceberg on how ugly this character is.
I’m not hater though I will spin zone this into the top 3 most attractive mascots in the NHL.
3. Gnash – Nashville Predators
For all your girls (or guys, its 2018) that like bad boys, Gnash is your guy. He’s your A-list celebrity and can take you from the CMA’s red carpet to front row at a Predators game as you watch him come in on an ATV. His eyes just scream “IMA TAKE YOUR GIRL.”
2. Slapshot – Washington Capitals
Coming in hot off a Stanley Cup win is Slapshot. A true class act on and off the ice. He’s an eagle, so naturally MERICA’. To be honest that is him being patriotic is his best feature and I think even if he was reading this he would agree.
1. Nordy – Minnesota Wild
Nordy, the full package. Not only does he have beautiful flow but his smile and eyes are unmatched in the long list of NHL mascots. No one knows exactly what kind of animal he is, so for research purposes I am going to say he’s a tiger and who doesn’t love tigers. What really pushed him to be number one is the fact that he has a girlfriend. Everyone knows that you always want what you can’t have, that is what we have with Nordy.