On Sunday, a terrifying picture started floating around the internet that had NFL fans questioning their fandom and Raiders fans looking for a place to hide, and Raiders fans never look for a place to hide.
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
The picture was an image of 'Raider Rusher,' the new Oakland Raiders mascot. If you look at Mr. Raider Rusher -- or maybe it's a Mrs. Raider Rusher, I'm not going to judge -- two thoughts probably immediately popped in your head: why doesn't he/she have a torso, and do any of the other 32 NFL teams have a weird, creepy, torso-less mascot?
The answer to the first question is I don't know, but the answer to the second question is YES. As part of the Nickelodeon kids show NFL Rush Zone, each team has had a mascot created that's similar to Raider Rusher. Here's the animated version of 'Raider Rusher.'
Here's what the Raiders weird mascot looks like when he's animated, not sure if it's more creepy or less creepy: pic.twitter.com/AlUsD4PFSZ— John Breech (@johnbreech) September 23, 2013
The only difference between the Raiders and the other 31 NFL teams is that the Raiders decided to make their animated mascot into an actual living, breathing, thing. Although, I'm really not sure if it's breathing because everything I know about biology tells me it doesn't have lungs.
As for the Chiefs, if they make their mascot into a real thing, that might not go over so well with everyone.