Gritty helps break in Philadelphia Flyers' new rage room

Gritty, the mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, does a number on a mirror in the new Rage Room at the Wells Fargo Center. (Twitter//@NHLFlyers)
Gritty, the mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, does a number on a mirror in the new Rage Room at the Wells Fargo Center. (Twitter//@NHLFlyers)

Before we get into a mascot destroying a bunch of stuff within the walls of an NHL arena, we want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to appreciate the pun within this story’s headline.

The Philadelphia Flyers have unveiled a new experience at Wells Fargo Center for fans to, um, enjoy during any difficult stretches that their team may be going through. The Disassembly Room, the first-ever rage room located inside a major professional sports arena, according to a release from PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, will open to the public during the Flyers home opener against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday.

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But before any supporter of the Broad Street Bullies had the opportunity to smash a single dish, Gritty helped ESPN’s Katie Nolan christen the place.

Honestly, I can’t think of many things scarier than Gritty’s googly eyes glaring into my soul as he brandishes a crowbar in his hands. The sound of those squeaks in the video below will surely have an impact on my ability to sleep for the next few weeks.

While Nolan showed some great technique with the hockey stick, it was Gritty’s violent swings on the large mirror that really stole the show. I’m no psychologist, but that kind of hatred can only come from years of severe bullying and abandonment.

According to the release, every session in the room will allow its participants to unleash their anger on a variety of everyday items, such as televisions, with a variety of weapons. To add a little bit of extra flair to the experience, some of these items will feature the logo of an opposing team, per TSN’s Frank Seravalli.

The goal of the design team was “to finalize the club’s distinctiveness,” according to the release.

Apparently the introduction of Gritty ahead of last season just wasn’t enough.

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