Primary Menu
97.5 The Fanatic Office Closed: The office is closed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. The health and safety of our staff, community, and listeners is of the…

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

It’s been over a week without the Flyers and while we should all be preparing for an away game in Nashville tonight, we’re far from that. We all miss it. A lot.

It got me thinking … without hockey, what in the world is Gritty up to? Typically, when Gritty is away from the sport (a.k.a the offseason), the mascot can stay busy by visiting Citizens Bank Park and the Phanatic, attending events at camps and schools and even enjoying some time down the shore.

Now? Gritty can’t do any of that.

Luckily, the mascot has been checking in via social media – making his first statement since the season stopped, going back and forth with Kevin Hayes and even checking in for when the NHL Network replayed the “Behind the Glass” series that featured the Flyers.

Collectively, that takes up only a little bit of the day … and since there is no hockey to discuss … I had to fill in the blanks of how Gritty has been passing the time.

Here’s what I came up with … and yes, this is exactly what I’ve been thinking about after 10 days without hockey.

If Gritty does still reside within the Wells Fargo Center, I’m sure there are tons of things to keep busy. From exploring the depths of the arena, to keeping tabs on the Gritty C.O.M.M.A.N.D. center, to taking a crack at cooking behind the concession stands (you know Gritty is averaging 36.4 hotdogs a day) and even running around in the rafters since, well, no one can stop him from doing so.

Many have been told to try to stick to their daily routines and luckily for Gritty, chances are he can do that by continuing to train. Yes, Gritty trains. How else can one be prepared for dumping popcorn on fans for opposing teams or smacking them in the face with sheet cakes? It’s also important to stay up to date with all of the latest dance trends. A mascot’s job is far from easy.

Then there has to be time to brainstorm concepts for creating signs in order to troll rival teams. Being creative to keep the mind flowing is essential during times like this.

Now, with the Sixers having played the last game at the Center, the hardwood is most likely still down. No ice certainly changes the routine just a tad, but I’m sure Gritty is attempting trick shots from around the court and stands.

And if you don’t think the toilet paper fort has been turned into a castle on the main concourse by now, you must not know Gritty. There’s also no doubt in my mind that he found a way to stream their Netflix account on the Jumbotron. Truly living the good life. 

Click here to download the MyTeams App by NBC Sports! Receive comprehensive coverage of your teams and stream the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies games easily on your device.

More on the Flyers