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Flyers prospect Alex Lyon becomes latest goalie with Gritty mask

Flyers prospect Alex Lyon becomes latest goalie with Gritty mask

Maybe Alex Lyon is trying to scare his opponents?

Who knows, but he loves himself a terrifying goalie mask.

We've seen it before with his movie-themed masks: "The Sixth Sense," "It" and "Saw."

This time, he's going with Gritty.

The Flyers' mascot truly is a hit, especially with the goalies.

Lyon's mask is the fourth Gritty-centric helmet this season.

Anthony Stolarz, Mike McKenna and Calvin Pickard all got in on the fun.

Per usual, goalie mask artist David Gunnarsson hit a home run with his latest mask (and so did Alex McIntyre with the picture of Lyon).

Not only will Lyon look scary in net, but he's also playing well.

In 26 games with the Phantoms, the 26-year-old has put up career bests in goals-against average (2.50) and save percentage (.921).

Lehigh Valley is fighting for an AHL playoff spot. Flyers fans will want to check out the prospects in Allentown … and to see that Gritty mask, of course.

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DeSean Jackson rings Sixers' ceremonial pregame Liberty Bell, soaks in love from fans

DeSean Jackson rings Sixers' ceremonial pregame Liberty Bell, soaks in love from fans

If you want to soak in some adulation from the good, sports-loving people of Philadelphia, there is one thing you need to do — ring the Sixers' ceremonial Liberty Bell before a game. 

Wearing a backwards Sixers cap, DeSean Jackson did exactly that prior to the Sixers' matchup Friday night vs. the Kings. 

Jackson, acquired by the Eagles in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is seeking a storybook ending to his career by returning to the place where it all started for him (see story).

Thursday's introductory press conference was a nice, formal way to introduce the new version of Jackson back to Philadelphia fans. But ringing the bell makes the whole thing real. It's not a dream — DeSean Jackson is back in Philly.

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Mack Hollins has perfect response to giving DeSean Jackson No. 10

Mack Hollins has perfect response to giving DeSean Jackson No. 10

DeSean Jackson shared the news at his re-introductory press conference on Thursday that he worked out a deal to get his old No. 10 jersey back from fellow wideout Mack Hollins.

DeSean didn't share the specifics on what went into the deal, but did say "we worked it out."

It's the right move to let the vet get his old number back.

Hollins has been wearing No. 10 for the past few seasons including the magical Super Bowl season in 2017. But DeSean put together some of the most memorable plays in Eagles history while wearing No. 10 in his first stint with the team.

Eagles fans everywhere who had old No. 10 Jackson jerseys sitting in the back of their closet are likely stoked they can break them out again. And Hollins added some humor to the news, joking about how much money he saved fans from having to purchase new Jackson jerseys this time around.

That, of course, is a photo of Hollins from the Super Bowl parade that he helped bring to Philly. Only this time the Geico gecko makes an appearance. The raw Photoshop likely took only 15 minutes.

Hopefully we find out some more details on what Hollins received from DeSean but at least we know Mack's being a good sport about the change.

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