Robot Number: 0047
Price: $500 (Submitted for silent auction in Cedar Rapids, IA as a donation for for Brette Dostal.)
Dimensions: 34.5” x 16” x 14”
Weight: 4 lbs
Description: “Go Long” is a phrase my buddies and I would shout playing football every Fall, I am sure all other wannabe future NFLers with uttered these words while emulating their favorite Pro football team; mine was the LA RAMS. “Go Long” not his real name, because his number 58 says it all, “hey I’m a linebacker”. He sports number 58 because 5+8 = 13 – 6 =7 which is my lucky number and 58 was my nephew Marc’s jersey number when he played for the New Orleans Saints. (We are all proud of Marc and his accomplishments as a college, and NFL football player. Marc is now a NFLPA certified agent.) Bot 58 (not to be confused with his robot number 0047) is a throwback, hardcore, butt kicking and I’ll knock the stuffing out’ a kind of NFLer. He is the last of the true “Iron-men” to play both offensive and defensive as well as, special teams as player, all within the same game. He is light on his feet especially in practice running “gassers” but more renowned agilely when on the field evading blocking back and sacking quarterbacks. His nimble hands are steady, very fast, and as sticky as Spiderman’s web. Which led to his award for “Best Hands” in football, not once but three years in a row? Go Long” is made of recycled, vintage and found objects. Parts include: Aluminum kitchenware, flash lights, lamp parts, coffee pots, bottle caps and other odds and ends.
“Go Long” was a labor love and was created specifically as a donation for a silent auction for Brette Dostal, my dear niece Katie’s husband. The auction is being held the evening of 09 February 2013, in Cedar Rapids.