Well, according to Darren Rovell, this, uh, thing, is called the Raider Rusher. If you ask us, it looks like the Raiders consulted whoever is in charge of those always-dopey Olympic mascots, and just ran with one of their dumb suggestions. Anyway, regardless of who is to blame for this decision, somewhere, Al Davis is definitely rollin’ in his grave.
UPDATE: Rovell later clarified that Raider Rusher is actually a cartoon character for kids (because that’s still not creepy at all):
The Raiders new mascot, the Raider Rusher, is a character on Nickelodeon’s NFL RUSH ZONE. pic.twitter.com/p2Q9nfNRdp
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 22, 2013
Unfortunately, he still referred to it as a mascot, which it most certainly isn’t:
— Ben Yarrington (@benyarrington) September 22, 2013
Couple things: 1) the Raiders have a kids zone? And, 2) people take kids to Raiders games?