“Grit” is one of those you-know-it-when-you-see-it intangibles, usually involving undersized white wide receivers. But the Philadelphia Flyers have grit, apparently, which is about the nicest thing you can say about a franchise that hasn’t made it out of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2012.
And now the Flyers have personified that grit. Grit is 7 feet tall, and appropriately orange. Grit shakes it like few others. Grit’s unfocused, googly eyes belie a resolve few have attained.
Behold Gritty, the Flyers' new mascot. Try to take your eyes off him. It cannot be done:
The Flyers have created an appropriately batty backstory for Gritty, involving Zamboni snow and hot dogs:
I’m going to go ahead and question the whole “agility given his size” thing, at least based on Gritty’s showing in Monday night’s preseason game between the Flyers and Boston Bruins:
Gritty also will turn on you in an instant:
Gritty seemed much more comfortable working the crowd:
And doing the Macarena:
He has truly broken the Internet:
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