Meet the Raider Rusher.
The Oakland Raiders will be unveiling a new mascot. Here he is: The Raider Rusher pic.twitter.com/XERNYh6xMV— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 22, 2013
According to ESPN Business reporter Darren Rovell, this guy is the new Oakland Raiders' mascot, created for 'Nickelodeon's 'NFL Rush Zone,' which is supposed to recruit future NFL fans. The show has a terrifying bodiless helmet man to represent each NFL team. According to Rovell's sources, the Rusher will emerge from the confines of the animated series to horrify Raiders fans at home games (though what, exactly, that could mean is disputed). As CBS News notes, "there's no way that [longtime Raiders owner] Al Davis would be OK with this." For reference, here is how Raiders fans dress up for games:
Fans will find out soon whether Rovell is right or not — his report says that the team will announce the new mascot on Tuesday. But in a way, that doesn't really matter. Some things, once seen, cannot be unseen:
Raider Rusher?!! C'mon Raiders dont do that shit— Dan (@RaiderDan11) September 23, 2013
Please tell me the Raider Rusher is a joke #PleaseLordNo— Aaron (@_Just_Win_Baby_) September 23, 2013
Others have gone mad upon sight and embraced the creature:
I don't care how fake that Raider mascot posted earlier is. It's glorious and I want Raider fans to dress up as it for Hallowe'en.— Mark Ward (@mlward54) September 23, 2013