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Despite their uninspired play on the field in recent years, the Oakland Raiders still retain a relatively fearsome reputation. So, you would expect the team’s mascot to be at least somewhat intimidating. That, however, is not the case. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Oakland will soon be introducing a new mascot, the Raider Rusher, that looks like it would be right at home in a Pixar movie. If you said the mascot, which is basically an oversized, blue-eyed version of the logo found on Oakland’s helmets, was something straight out of a cartoon, you would be correct. According to Rovell, the Rusher is a character on NFL Rush Zone, an NFL-licensed Nickelodeon show that features the voices of several current and former NFL players and coaches. In our opinion, the Raiders could have done better by simply grabbing a random guy out of the Black Hole. Check out the new mascot in the photo below. The Oakland Raiders will be unveiling a new mascot. Here he is: The Raider Rusher http://t.co/XERNYh6xMV— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 22, 2013 Photo of the day The Braves broke out the funnel after clinching the NL East on Sunday. Tweet of the day Sunday was not EJ Manuel‘s best day. Sept. 23, 8:22 a.m., Bills fan calls talk show to say it's time for Jeff Tuel to be quarterback.— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) September 23, 2013 Video of the day (GIF edition) Look alive, Matty. GIF via Deadspin Filed under: Daily Blend, NFL, Offbeat, Top Stories, Zack Cox
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