Sports business analyst Darren Rovell tweeted out this image of what he claims is the new Oakland Raiders mascot, 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
He soon followed up with a tweet claiming that it will be a character on the Nickelodeon series NFL Rush Zone.
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
So just what exactly are we looking at? If Rovell is to be believed—and he is not one to deliberately hoax fans—then this is a real mascot created for the purpose of a television show. It appears that the Raider Rusher will not be a staple on Oakland sidelines.
Sorry, Raiders fans.