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City Life

What the Hell Is Going on With This New Mascot for America’s 250th Birthday?

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Thursday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]

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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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Philadelphia Wedding

The Temple Mascot Just Got Married, and The Eagles Mascot Officiated

Valentine’s Day romance is not just confined to the human world, okay? Animal friends can and should get in on the love, especially when their […]

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City Life

Our Beloved Gritty Is Officially One Month Old

Gritty celebrated a very special day on Wednesday: His one-month birthday. Just 30 days ago, on Sept. 24, 2018, our beloved orange mess of a creature […]

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City Life

We Still Don’t Know What the Heck the Please Touch Museum’s New Mascot Is

Last time we wrote about the Please Touch Museum’s new mascot, we asked readers: “Who’s Got the Worst Mascot: The Flyers or the Please Touch Museum?” […]

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City Life

After Gritty, SEPTA Wants Its Own Damn Mascot

Well, here we are. We thought would make it through a day without another Gritty-related post, even after we saw the new Gritty-inspired cheesesteaks and […]

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City Life

Who’s Got the Worst Mascot: The Flyers or the Please Touch Museum?

When the Flyers unveiled their new mascot on Monday morning, Philadelphia collectively shrieked — and for most of us, these were yelps of terror. Join us in welcoming […]

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City Life

Maybe the Phillie Phanatic Is Hotter Than We Thought

Philly loves the Phillie Phanatic. We’ve invited him to our weddings and our kids’ birthday parties. We’ve imagined him taking Donald Trump’s spot in the White House. Some of us have even paid […]

Philadelphia Wedding

How to Get a Philadelphia Pro Sports Mascot to Your Wedding

Given how much Philadelphia loves its sports, we can pretty much guarantee that an appearance by a Philly pro sports mascot will be a warmly received addition to […]

City Life

Philly’s 5 Creepiest Mascots

We did it, guys. We resurrected Gus. According to the Pennsylvania Lottery, it was popular demand that brought the state’s “second most famous groundhog” back […]

City Life

Sixers Finally Introduce New Mascot, Franklin the Dog

It looked like he was going to miss. Franklin, the new Sixers mascot, had shown off his dance moves, and now he was preparing for his […]


Airline with Horrifying Fox Mascot Brings New Cheap Flights to PHL

Frontier Airlines, the Denver-based low-cost carrier, is coming back to PHL Airport with flights to seven cities. The airline hasn’t been at PHL since a […]


Flyers’ Minor League Affiliate Unveils Terrifying New Mascot

After five years of exile in Glens Falls, N.Y., the Phantoms are returning to Pennsylvania this year. The team, which played at the Spectrum from […]


Eagles Hiring Swoop Apprentice

Do you have experience wearing a mascot costume? Do you like the Eagles? Do you want to work for them in a mascot costume? Well, […]

City Life

6 GIFs That Prove the Phillie Phanatic Is the Best Mascot Ever

Though I think it would be obvious to all right-thinking people, not everyone believes the Phillie Phanatic is the best mascot in all of recorded […]