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Jordan Hicks had the same awesome reaction to Philly Special 2.0 as Eagles fans

Jordan Hicks had the same awesome reaction to Philly Special 2.0 as Eagles fans

Plenty of people on Twitter and watching the Eagles' season opener on television joked about Doug Pederson opening up the first offensive drive of the game with the "Philly Special."

They didn't actually think he'd do it, but it would have been hilarious.

Pederson didn't end up opening up the game with the Philly Special, but he did break out another similar trick play, this time called "Philly Philly," later in the game.

Nick Foles caught a pass from Nelson Agholor for a first down and fans were going crazy. It was a beautiful sight.

The fans weren't the only people who loved it. The Eagles' defensive players on the sidelines were loving it as well.

The NFL Films crew, who famously captured the moment Foles and Pederson decided to run the Philly Special in the Super Bowl, had linebacker Jordan Hicks mic'd up on Thursday night when the Philly Philly play was called.

Safe to say he was digging it.

You can see more of the Mic'd Up segment tonight at 6 p.m. on the NFL Network. I'll watch every single Eagles player reacting to that call. On repeat. For the entire evening.

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Flyers mascot Gritty absolutely destroyed another mascot on social media

Flyers mascot Gritty absolutely destroyed another mascot on social media

By now, you’ve probably seen that adorable video of Gritty experiencing snow for the very first time. It’s sweet and precious, just like our Gritty. 

The video has spread to tons of different outlets on social media, where the love for Gritty is flowing faster than the snow no one expected. Here it is again, in case you missed it. 

 

However, as it hits timelines across the league, it appears that not everyone is impressed with the video. It seems that some of the other mascots across the NHL have become a bit ticked that Gritty is getting all the love. 

Bailey, the LA Kings mascot, seems bit angry that Gritty is getting all this attention. Or maybe he’s ticked that he isn’t also getting snow. He had a few things to say on a repost of the video on social media. 

Because Gritty is well, Gritty, he couldn’t let that one go and fired back with an absolute roast of the other mascot. See his response for yourself. 

We have no words, beyond well played Gritty, well played. As far as we’re concerned, Gritty is undefeated in this league. 

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Gritty enjoys the wonders of snow for the first time in his life

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Gritty enjoys the wonders of snow for the first time in his life

Philadelphia was treated to something of a surprise snowstorm Thursday morning.

Weather people are not in mid-season form. They're rusty so to speak. So the accumulation this morning caught plenty of people by surprise.

But there's a bright side to the inconvenience. We all get to witness Gritty, the Flyers young mascot, experience snow for the first time. It did not disappoint. 

"Zamboni dust." Hehe.

The guy from North Dakota across the street was less in awe and more in love with the flakes:

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