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While Flyers front office types were throwing around names for the new mascot, team president Paul Holmgren tossed out a suggestion: “Gritty.” Players the Flyers liked were always described that way, and Holmgren thought it’d be a good name for a mascot.

The name stuck. Gritty has become a true phenomenon. I’ve been intensely following the life of Gritty since his birth, and even set up a meeting with the mascot himself, so it’s time to share what I’ve learned.

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Staff editor, Deadspin

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