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Gritty posts highlight video to get hyped for first football Sunday

Flyers mascot shows skills while 'Fly, Eagles Fly' plays in background

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Gritty is ready for some football.

The Philadelphia Flyers mascot released an incredible hype video set to the NFL's Eagles fight song "Fly, Eagles Fly" ahead of the first football Sunday.

Tweet from @GrittyNHL: Go birds.

Gritty and his security detail spent the morning tossing the ball around, with the big, orange guy showing off some impressive hands, ahead of the Eagles season opener against Washington. 

Gritty's may have been the most entertaining football-related welcome from a hockey personality, but wasn't the only one to post well wishes before the season's first full slate of game. The Flyers even weighed in again with another exceptional compilation.

Tweet from @NHLFlyers: Let���s Fly, @Eagles! 🦅🏈#BrotherlyLove | #FlyEaglesFly

Tweet from @mnwild: Let's #Skol !Good luck @Vikings as you begin the season. #OneMN

Tweet from @NYRangers: Happy first football Sunday to our friends @Giants and @nyjets! Best of luck this season. 👊

Tweet from @PredsNHL: We're ready for some @Titans football! 🏈Good luck this season, boys.#TitanUp | #TeamSmashville

Tweet from @CanesNHL: Dominate the foe! Good luck this season, @Panthers! #KeepPounding

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