Gritty has certainly kept himself busy during quarantine and continues to find ways to keep the fun alive.
On the agenda for today was a classic game of Jenga … but he played by himself. The Flyers went live on Instagram and their in-host arena Andrea Helfrich joined the party to feed questions and block suggestions for the mascot — who was clearly in the zone and couldn’t pause to read comments.
Honestly, kudos to Gritty for building such a solid tower. Jenga isn’t easy with regular hands, I can’t imagine how difficult it must be with paws.
Eventually, the tower did fall — but apparently the mascot will be back on Instagram tomorrow with a new activity. I hope he’s coloring or cooking, personally, but any Gritty content is content I can’t wait to see.
Two things that have kept Philadelphia sports fans busy while holed up at home over the past few days are the exploits of everyone's favorite mascot, Gritty, and Netflix's wildly popular and truly bizarre docu-series "Tiger King."
Now, if you haven't seen "Tiger King" just yet, it'd be foolish to have someone attempt to explain it to you in detail. It's bonkers crazy, with amazing twists and turns.
But to get the gist of Gritty's video, all you need to know is the main character is a tiger-loving man who calls himself Joe Exotic who has a long-standing feud with a woman who runs a "rival" zoo/company called Big Cat Rescue. Someone disappears, there may have been a murder, there may be some weird sex cult things going on, and there's maybe a murder-for-hire plot.
So, stuff Gritty is probably into.
Oh, and Joe Exotic makes country music tunes about it all — with videos! Which Gritty is parroting below.