THE FLYERS' NEW MASCOT, GRITTY, HAS TRANSFIXED THE INTERNET, BECOMING THE HOTTEST AMORPHOUS ORANGE BLOB IN AMERICA
SI: What's it been like to be an overnight celebrity?
G: It feels awfully similar to being a daytime celebrity, but I'm sleeping.
SI: When did you realize you were a star?
G: I've always been a star.
SI: How do you handle the fame and stay grounded?
G: Never been grounded, see above.
SI: How do you feel about people photoshopping your face on to pictures of Thanksgiving tables and movie posters?
G: I can't be everywhere, so if this makes the people happy, I'm all for it.
SI: Any big plans for the winter holidays?
G: Of course. Slip into some wool socks and flannel pajamas with a roaring fire crackling in the fireplace. I even put the yule log channel on for extra coziness. I heard John Legend's Christmas album is amazing, so I might invite some friends over for Christmas karaoke. But mostly, I'll just take in the magic of the season.
SI: Favorite dance song?
G: "All or Nothing," O-Town.
SI: Best vacation spot?
G: Boogie Wonderland
SI: What's next for you?
G: Swimsuit edition?
SI: Wow, so what's your workout and diet regiment?
G: Pork chops and push-ups.
SI: What mascot, besides yourself, do you admire most?
G: Wacky, waving inflatable tube man, purple. Last seen at Allen's Used Car Depot.
SI: Dream dinner date?
G: September 15. It's just before hockey season and my birthday. Weather's usually still nice, and I'm all about dining al fresco.
SI: If you could have dinner with any other celebrity on September 15, who would it be and why?
G: Easy. The Ms. Kardashian (West).
SI: Soooo, should Kim K give you a call?
G: Available by cell, tweet, carrier pigeon, smoke signal, telegraph, Morse code. I would TRULY love that.