We could do an entire series of posts like this. In fact, we probably will. First up, the Redskins store actually sells a “Redskins Cleatus Robot action figure” for $30. It’s even a “featured item” on the store’s homepage.
If you haven’t clawed your eyes out yet, here’s the description:
The NFL Fox Sports Robot marked the beginning of a new era for America’s favorite spectator sport. This 10 inch poseable PVC plastic Redskins Cleatus Robot action figure features the highest quality and greatest attention to detail available in an action figure. Cleatus the FOX Sports Robot utilizes his fully articulating joints to evade defenders and score touchdowns. A must-have piece for every sport fanatic’s collection.
The Robot definitely “marked a new era.” An era of annoying the shit out of everyone who has to watch the NFL on Fox.
Now, it does seem that a Cleatus Robot is made for every NFL team, so maybe the Redskins should get a pass. The Skins, however, are the only NFC East team to actually feature it on their website.
There’s a reason Dan Snyder makes a dollar and a cent in this business.