Man, talk about raining on Phang's parade.
The snake just hatched and it looks like the Union's mascot could have his thunder stolen by the Flyers.
The team sent out a fun tweet Wednesday with vague hints of a new mascot being added to the family.
Well, this is interesting... pic.twitter.com/KfMlTJpuxy— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 19, 2018
This would be great news. Who doesn't like mascots? As my good friend and amazing colleague Amy Fadool always says, "If you don't like the Phillie Phanatic, you hate fun."
That furry green fella puts people in the seats and makes us laugh (well, not @todougherty ... seriously, he doesn't like him).
So bring on the fun of a Flyers mascot.
As you might expect, Twitter was abuzz after the Flyers' tweet.
Some have joked that, if the Flyers do get a mascot, it should be former goalie and wildly entertaining Ilya Bryzgalov.
That would actually be great.
Check it out,finally I find him pic.twitter.com/wCasln5Iew— bryzgoalie30 (@bryzgoalie30) January 30, 2017
Looking for a 🐻 pic.twitter.com/9DVYk9iYjn— bryzgoalie30 (@bryzgoalie30) February 4, 2017
Here are some other social media reactions:
Hearing that the growing speculation of the Flyers introducing a mascot is true, but unsure what it is. Team has only had 1 mascot, short-lived in 1976, called Slapshot. pic.twitter.com/SoClWPSqXy— Dave Isaac (@davegisaac) September 19, 2018
Unless this Flyers mascot is a cartoon Hextall circa '87 slashing fans in the stands it's a hard pass from me— Franzke & LA (@FranzkeLA) September 19, 2018
The only Flyers mascot I'll accept. pic.twitter.com/GwsqM8moPJ— Tim Riday (@TimRiday) September 19, 2018
Your 2018 Philadelphia Flyers mascot everyone pic.twitter.com/kc8JbR3UDE— Roddy (@RoddyMitts) September 19, 2018
Tie Domi penalty box guy #FlyersMascot— Brockstar🦅☘ (@brockstar91) September 19, 2018