…and the most Ill-Advised Mascot Idea In Recent Memory goes to the resurgent Oakland Raiders.  Perhaps not satisfied that some percentage of their fanbase has made the world (relatively) safe for Juggalos, Oakland is expected to unveil The Raider Rusher (above),  an innovation SB Nation’s Levi Damien calls, “about as far from anything Al Davis could possibly have imagined and if he were alive, no way anything that looked like that would be allowed to put a Raiders shield on the side of its giant head.” ESPN.com’s  Darren Rovell reassures the public the character taken from the Nickelodeon series, “NFL Rush Zone”, “will appear in Raiderville, the Raiders’ interactive tailgate section, at all home games and be found inside three kids zones located inside the O.co Coliseum,” while quoting a team representative as promising they “currently have no plans to use him on the field.”

That is, unless Darren McFadden gets hurt.