Eagles only team to receive this unique Bud Light can

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Eagles only team to receive this unique Bud Light can

If you're unable to score a "Philly Special"-themed Super Bowl LII commemorative pack, don't worry, Bud Light has your back.

Bud Light on Thursday announced that its NFL team customized beer cans are back as the regular season is only a few weeks away, and the Eagles' can is a doozy.

In all, 28 teams will have customized beer cans and 27 of them are the typical Bud Light blue with a customized color stripe down the side with the team logo on the front.

But the Birds' can? Yeah, that one is unique.

The entire can is Eagles green and instead of "Bud Light" on the back, it has "Philly Philly" written on them. You can see below.

The one downside? These cans won't hit shelves until Aug. 13.

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A 'Gritty' beer, dedicated to Flyers' mascot, is already in the making

A 'Gritty' beer, dedicated to Flyers' mascot, is already in the making

Everybody loves Gritty now, right?

OK, cool.

The Gritty wave is reaching all kinds of levels now with a beer dedicated to the Flyers' new mascot, who was just introduced to the world less than 30 hours ago.

Broken Goblet Brewing, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, announced Tuesday, as we discovered on Reddit, it will release "Nightmare Fuel" on Oct. 13.

It sounds like a tasty beverage with a punch of Broad Street Bullies.

And, of course, with a ton of grit, as you can see by the image:

Here is the detailed description:

We just had to. Saturday, October 13th, we will be releasing NIGHTMARE FUEL, a lightly hopped Cream Ale brewed with vanilla and “bruised and bloodied” oranges. Resin and pine from the Chinook addition, and a touch of Saaz hops accent the sweetness of the vanilla and the tart orange in this fluffy ale. Very special limited edition crowlers will be released as well as draft. Special shout out to our friends on FB for the funny names and beer ideas! Extra special thanks to Mark Salmon who - ONCE AGAIN - comes through with the art in blazing speed.

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Meet one of the minds behind Gritty and some of his first drafts

Meet one of the minds behind Gritty and some of his first drafts

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled the team’s new bright, fluffy mascot Gritty on Monday and it’s safe to say he’s already a divisive figure among the fanbase.

There is a portion of Flyers fans who have no taste and are not a fan of Gritty — these are people you’d think twice about inviting into your home. And then there are the fun-loving, kind-hearted individuals like myself who simply can’t get enough of the hairy orange fellow falling down on the ice.

One of the questions the former group seemed to collectively wonder was who in the world came up with this thing?

The answer is designer and illustrator Brian Allen, a Penn State graduate living in Pennsylvania, who was hired by the Flyers to conceptualize the mascot and illustrate it from scratch.

Another popular question among Gritty’s detractors (again, horrible people) seemed to be, “if this is what they landed on, what could they have possibly turned down?!?”

Allen actually shared some of his early sketch concepts and they included a pilot, bulls, bullies, bats, dragons, wolves, flying squirrels, groundhogs, and a variety of monsters among others. With all but two other NHL teams already having mascots, species were limited. Monsters allowed for more creativity and flexibility.

I asked him if he had a favorite among the early drafts.

"You tend to get attached to all of them because you created them. The one they picked was thankfully one of my favorites," he said.

He first got involved in July and went through a couple phases. There were two weeks of sketching different ideas exploring the roughly 25 different concept sketches mentioned above. Then once the team pointed him in the final monster direction there were another two weeks of fine tuning with multiple sketches from different angles.

That's when Gritty's creation was in the hands of the costume company.

The final Gritty was finally shown to the world after Allen had been working on it for months and seeing the big orange monster in the wild was quite the experience.

"It was real exciting to see physically. I’ve designed a lot of mascots before but never for a costume. This was the first time one of my illustrations came to real life. If you look at my illustrations there are a lot of things that turned out differently. A lot of things I drew couldn’t be functional in real life," Allen told

And there were some exciting additions to the costume he hadn't exactly planned.

Like the googly eyes.

"I wanted them to be buggy eyes for sure," Allen said. "But I never told them they should move around like that. I don’t know who came up with that. I didn’t know that was happening but I think it adds a lot of movement and life to him."

The Flyers hooked Brian and his family up with tickets to a game and he can't wait to see Gritty in action even if the fan reactions are mixed.

"Seeing the fan reaction has been interesting because it’s something that’s dear to the fans’ hearts so there’s some visceral reactions out there. Hopefully fans grow to love the mascot over time. I'm really happy with it."