Should Gritty be TIME's Person of the Year? | The Tylt

Should Gritty be TIME's Person of the Year?

TIME's Person of the Year is a distinction that many people still look forward to annually, honoring the person or group who dominated the headlines for the year. While there are many qualified potential honorees, one name has come up often in the sports world: Gritty. The new Philadelphia Flyers mascot has become a lovable fan favorite and many want Gritty to be honored by TIME. Still, there are more impactful candidates who others feel deserve to be recognized and are, y'know, real. What do you think?🏅

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For many, 2018 was the year of Gritty. Should the mascot be TIME's Person of the Year?

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2018 was the year that our Lord and savior was introduced to billions of fans and huddled masses, yearning for a hero. Gritty has been a beacon of hope in an otherwise bleak year. Gritty has brought joy, and nightmare fuel, to the sports world. He has thrilled millions with his neatly shagged fur and soul-piercing eyes. 

The Orange One should be the only option for TIME's Person of the Year.

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To be fair to Gritty, he's more of a monster than a person. That said, he is universally loved. The people being considered for TIME's Person of the Year are polarizing and hated by millions. Gritty should not be considered for something where hate is a contributing factor because he only stands for love and fun.

People like Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams, and Christine Blasey Ford might be dividing figures but have had a greater impact on society. They can duke it out for Person of the Year. Gritty belongs in a place where hate doesn't apply.

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