New Flyers mascot more terrifying than King Baby Cake

Morning Show debates the worst sports mascots

John and Hugh
September 25, 2018 - 11:03 am

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Just when you thought the New Orleans Pelicans' mascot, King Baby Cake, couldn't be topped as the most terrifying in sports, meet Gritty:

The Flyers introduced the new mascot on Monday that is sure to keep kids away from the NHL games, at least in Philadelphia, this season. Per the bio on the team's website:

Get To Know Gritty...

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.

Has Gritty officially taken over as the scariest mascot in sports?