Raider Rusher

Today the Oakland Raiders introduced their new mascot, Raider Rusher, to fans ahead of their Monday Night Football matchup against the Denver Broncos.

And where have we seen this nightmare before? Ah yes, this is a species of Rusherz from the cartoon “NFL Rush Zone” on Nickelodeon. Rusherz were sent to here to protect the Megacore footballs that give each team their strength on game day.  (So far we have yet to hear an explanation of why one Megacore would be stronger than another Megacore, which to me sounds like the alien race that sent the Rusherz to Earth are a part of a much larger gambling ring involved with point shaving.)

Sadly, this first step in mascot homogenization wasn’t the worst Raiders-oriented thing I’ve seen today.

RaidersUGH

This was.