Today’s Roundup is… a little gritty. Sorry. You’ve heard it a ton now.

The Flyers unveiled their mascot Monday morning at the Please Touch Museum. Its name is Gritty. And he is horrifying. Even some kids are scared of it. Just look at Twitter when he was unveiled.

It took some time for a few people to fall in love with him. Probably because he’s that bad or that he already threatened the Penguins. Whatever the case, it’s an odd choice for a mascot.

In his debut against the Bruins game (a 4-3 loss by the way), he (I guess it’s a he) gave Listerine to someone after his first appearance on the Kiss Cam, slipped on the ice during the t-shirt toss, and shot a dude in the back with a t-shirt gun. He also did the Macarena and was getting booed by most of the crowd at the game.

The personality is there. How Gritty looks isn’t the best. I’m fine with the Flyers getting a mascot. But I wish he wasn’t that weird looking and a partial Phanatic ripoff. Now, that was probably what we said about the Phanatic, and look how that turned out, so I’m willing to take a chance. And who knows, I might fall in love with him too.

He appeared on GMA this morning:

Scott Van Pelt made him his One Big Thing on his Sportscenter last night. Video isn’t up yet but I’ll definitely post it when it goes live. But overall, the Flyers got everyone talking and that’s what matters. Now it’s making sure he stays for some time.

In non-Gritty news, Dave Hakstol is an interesting character outside of being the head coach for the Flyers.

The Roundup:

After the Eagles squeaked out a win over the Colts on Sunday, head coach Doug Pederson spoke to the media yesterday. He mentioned that Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles should be available to practice sometime later in the week, but Alshon Jeffery hasn’t been cleared yet.

The team is also bringing back center/guard Josh Andrews to the practice squad. His agent tweeted this out last week.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins visited Imhotep Charter’s football practice.

Hall of Famer Tommy McDonald passed away at the age of 84.

The Phillies’ woes continued last night in Colorado in a 10-1 loss to the Rockies. It’s their fifth straight loss and they are now .500 for the first time since April. They have six games remaining and take on the Rockies for their second game in the four-game series tonight at 8:40 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Vince Velasquez will get the start. Gabe Kapler thinks the righty can be a starting pitcher, but should he be?

Sixers training camp continued in Camden. Joel Embiid was held out of practice for load management.

They’ll be at the Palestra tonight for their annual Blue-White scrimmage. That will be televised at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

In other sports news, the Steelers got their first win of the season in a 30-27 battle over Tampa Bay.

Clay Matthews got another ridiculous roughing the passer flag. And four were called out in last night’s game. Big Ben wasn’t happy.

Jimmy Butler doesn’t want to play for the Timberwolves.

A new lacrosse league is starting, led by Paul Rabil.

In the news, Bill Cosby should be sentenced later today.

Rod Rosenstein was originally going to be fired or resign as Deputy Attorney General yesterday. That might now happen on Thursday.