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Gritty

Gritty isn’t just a mascot. Sure, this seven-foot-tall furry orange creature with googly eyes excites and entertains a crowd of rowdy hockey fans and cheers on the Philadelphia Flyers. But it’s also a household name and a beloved homegrown celebrity among Philadelphians, who claimed Gritty as their own shortly after the orange fuzzball debuted in 2018. Because while the Flyers may have set out to create a mascot, they started a revolution. So follow along as we keep an eye on what every Philadelphian’s favorite mascot is up to. Whether Gritty is paying tribute to iconic Philadelphians, streaking at the Linc, or running an impressive social media game, we’re watching.

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City Life

Poor Gritty Only Got One Vote for President in Philly

Now that all of Donald Trump’s fraud claims regarding the Philadelphia election results have been debunked and Pennsylvania’s results have been certified, we can start […]

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City Life

How Gritty (and His Entourage) Made it Okay to Laugh Again

This article was published as part of our list of the 76 most influential people in Philadelphia. See the full list here. When the pandemic […]

City Life

The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Gritty’s Big Queer Eye Makeover

Oh, that we all had friends as devoted and loyal as the Phillie Phanatic, who recently, concerned about his good pal Gritty and hearing that […]

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City Life

Here Are All the Philly Write-In Votes From the November Election

Philadelphia’s new voting machines may have some issues (if you haven’t read this alarming New York Times story about what happened in Northampton County on […]

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Be Well Philly

The Gritty 5K Was Yesterday, and the Costumes Were as Epic as You’d Expect

When the Gritty-themed run was announced as official a few months back, we were decidedly amped. This was a 5K we’d been looking forward to […]

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City Life

It Gritty’s Birthday!!!

When the Flyers unveiled their new mascot Gritty on September 24, 2018, the reaction was one of shock, disbelief, dread. Looking at it — this ghoulish, […]

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Be Well Philly

The Gritty 5K Is Coming

Judgment day is coming, Philadelphians. Not the one where we meet our maker but rather, the one where our internal monster kids come out to […]

City Life

Gritty Pays Tribute to 7 Iconic Philadelphians As Only Gritty Can

Dear Gritty: It me. Gritty. I’ve been writing this note in my head for a while, but it’s been hard to come up with just […]

City Life

Gritty’s March Madness Bracket Is Better Than Yours

According to statistics, the odds of filling out a perfect NCAA March Madness bracket are one in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808. (That’s 9 quintillion and change, for the […]

City Life

What’s the Deal With Gritty’s Belly Button?

It should come as no surprise that Gritty’s belly button has attracted some level of fascination. For one thing, as Gritty is a mythic creature, it’s surprising […]

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City Life

With This 3-Foot, $800 Bobblehead, We Have Officially Reached Peak Gritty

On Thursday afternoon, a friend in L.A. sent me a photo of a three-foot-tall, $800 Gritty bobblehead, just to tell me that a three-foot-tall, $800 Gritty […]

City Life

Yes, Gritty Actually Went Streaking at the Linc Over the Weekend

Just when you thought Gritty couldn’t get any … grittier. This past weekend, our favorite mascot somehow outperformed his infamous wrecking ball entrance way back […]

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Foobooz

Two Limited-Edition Beers to Drink in Philly This Weekend

It’s a big weekend for super-limited-edition beers in Philly. First, Royersford-based Stickman Brews has a new Gritty-themed beer dropping this weekend. Eat Your Landlord — […]

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City Life

Gritty Crashed Stephen Colbert’s Super Bowl Party

Now that most boring Super Bowl in history has passed, we can focus our attention on what really matters: Gritty. Our beloved mascot graced Stephen Colbert’s Super […]

City Life

A Philly Publisher Reimagined Classic Books With Gritty as the Star

Gritty is only four months old, but in that time he’s shown up everywhere. On wedding cakes, on Jimmy Fallon, on Christmas ornaments, on a […]