The Oakland Raiders, known for having the most rugged and rowdy fans in the country, are showing a softer side.
According to Darren Rovell, they are making this space-looking creature their new mascot. Yes, the Raiders will have a mascot and, no, it won’t include a mean ‘ol pirate with an eye patch.
So where did this mascot come from? Apparently it’s a character featured in the Nickelodeon show “NFL Rush Zone: Guardians of the Core,” which is an NFL-themed animated TV series.
Don’t worry, we’ve never heard of the show, either.
LBS tried contacting the Raiders to find out if this creature will indeed be the team’s new mascot, but we did not hear back from them. Rovell says the Raiders are announcing “Raider Rusher” as their mascot on Tuesday and that the mascot will be at home games.
So Raiders fans get banned from bars for their behavior and get their entire faces tattooed with the team’s logo now have this Mickey Mouse mascot. Nothing says ferocity on the football field quite like Raider Rusher, ay?Google+