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Barrelman Tribute
Barrelman Tribute
Published: 2011/09/30
Channel: BarrelManTV
Broncos video tribute to the Barrel Man
Broncos video tribute to the Barrel Man
Published: 2009/12/23
Channel: Rockpile Ranter
TheMadFanatic - "Ode to Barrel Man"
TheMadFanatic - "Ode to Barrel Man"
Published: 2014/12/14
Channel: themadfanatic
DENVER: Remembering Barrel Man
DENVER: Remembering Barrel Man
Published: 2014/12/05
Channel: The List Show TV
Mollie Channels the Denver Broncos Barrel Man
Mollie Channels the Denver Broncos Barrel Man
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: 99.9 The Point
Tribute to Tim Mckernan "Barrelman"
Tribute to Tim Mckernan "Barrelman"
Published: 2016/08/18
Channel: Theo Harris
"The Barrel Man" Tribute Song
"The Barrel Man" Tribute Song
Published: 2009/12/20
Channel: T T
barrel man
barrel man
Published: 2014/12/09
Channel: Jon Bowman
"Bam Bam" (CJ Anderson Song / Highlight Video)
"Bam Bam" (CJ Anderson Song / Highlight Video)
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: themadfanatic
#BARRELMANLIVES: A Tribute to the Greatest Fan Ever
#BARRELMANLIVES: A Tribute to the Greatest Fan Ever
Published: 2014/11/29
Channel: themadfanatic
Barrel Man Tribute Song
Barrel Man Tribute Song
Published: 2011/10/02
Channel: BarrelManTV
Let
Let's Win For Barrel Man. (An Appreciation Video)
Published: 2014/01/16
Channel: MMagnificent7
Stories of the Barrel Man
Stories of the Barrel Man
Published: 2013/02/03
Channel: broncoplanet
The Faithful: Navy Chief Petty Officer Makes Shrine to Broncos in Seattle
The Faithful: Navy Chief Petty Officer Makes Shrine to Broncos in Seattle
Published: 2015/09/29
Channel: ThePostGame
Sickest Broncos Room Ever - Part 1
Sickest Broncos Room Ever - Part 1
Published: 2009/12/04
Channel: JoePessh
Denver Broncos mascot gets told to shut up
Denver Broncos mascot gets told to shut up
Published: 2014/01/19
Channel: alaincanucks
Legendary Barrel Man Loves Legendary BBQ
Legendary Barrel Man Loves Legendary BBQ
Published: 2009/02/24
Channel: famousdavescolorado
Barrel Man ad
Barrel Man ad
Published: 2012/10/30
Channel: History Colorado
Final Take 1.15.16 with Barrel Man wife Becky McKeran and Orange Vader
Final Take 1.15.16 with Barrel Man wife Becky McKeran and Orange Vader
Published: 2016/01/15
Channel: Archuleta Promotions
Ode to Barrel Man
Ode to Barrel Man
Published: 2015/10/18
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
Silent Night
Silent Night
Published: 2009/12/20
Channel: T T
How I Became A Denver Bronco Fan
How I Became A Denver Bronco Fan
Published: 2012/06/01
Channel: ncbroncosfan
MEETING THE DENVER BRONCOS!
MEETING THE DENVER BRONCOS!
Published: 2017/08/05
Channel: desperateMOR
Colorado Springs couple turns home into Broncos Fan Cave.
Colorado Springs couple turns home into Broncos Fan Cave.
Published: 2014/09/08
Channel: Colorado news and weather information from KRDO NewsChannel 13
Bronco For Life (Von Miller Song)
Bronco For Life (Von Miller Song)
Published: 2016/07/16
Channel: themadfanatic
The Barrel Boy - Barrels of Love
The Barrel Boy - Barrels of Love
Published: 2012/09/09
Channel: FlashEnterprises
Denver Broncos Music Video "Orange and Blue"
Denver Broncos Music Video "Orange and Blue"
Published: 2015/01/08
Channel: Anxious RyanHyde
TheMadFanatic-12th Man (Seahawks DISS SONG)
TheMadFanatic-12th Man (Seahawks DISS SONG)
Published: 2014/09/17
Channel: themadfanatic
Denver Broncos "Road to 50" Music Video
Denver Broncos "Road to 50" Music Video
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: themadfanatic
BRONCOS MAN CAVE
BRONCOS MAN CAVE
Published: 2010/11/04
Channel: GOLDMOUTH303
Denver Broncos Hutch with Glidden Team Colors
Denver Broncos Hutch with Glidden Team Colors
Published: 2014/11/10
Channel: DIY PETE
Denver broncos
Denver broncos
Published: 2010/01/03
Channel: docjolivette
Silent Night (Broncos Vs. Chiefs Diss Song)
Silent Night (Broncos Vs. Chiefs Diss Song)
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: themadfanatic
DENVER BRONCOS ANTHEM - INNERSTATE IKE Feat. ESI JUEY & NYKE NITTI (PROD BY SIMES CARTER)
DENVER BRONCOS ANTHEM - INNERSTATE IKE Feat. ESI JUEY & NYKE NITTI (PROD BY SIMES CARTER)
Published: 2013/01/18
Channel: Clearview Films
Die hard Bronco fan!
Die hard Bronco fan!
Published: 2016/01/02
Channel: jason hernandez
TheMadFanatic - All the Way (Denver Broncos Playoff Anthem)
TheMadFanatic - All the Way (Denver Broncos Playoff Anthem)
Published: 2014/12/29
Channel: themadfanatic
TheMadFanatic - Reboot (Music Video)
TheMadFanatic - Reboot (Music Video)
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: themadfanatic
"Orange Mane" Selfie Cam Music Video Starring Broncos Fans!
"Orange Mane" Selfie Cam Music Video Starring Broncos Fans!
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: themadfanatic
Wake Em Up ft MCRE (Music Video)
Wake Em Up ft MCRE (Music Video)
Published: 2016/12/16
Channel: themadfanatic
man vs barrell
man vs barrell
Published: 2007/11/30
Channel: hlg30
TheMadFanatic - Higher (Denver Broncos Song)
TheMadFanatic - Higher (Denver Broncos Song)
Published: 2015/01/05
Channel: themadfanatic
Bronco Gang Girl (Music Video)
Bronco Gang Girl (Music Video)
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: themadfanatic
Broncos Fans are "Global"
Broncos Fans are "Global"
Published: 2015/03/27
Channel: themadfanatic
LIMODRIVER DENVER BRONCOS FAN VIDEO HYPE.mp4
LIMODRIVER DENVER BRONCOS FAN VIDEO HYPE.mp4
Published: 2011/10/28
Channel: limodrivertv1
8/3/17- 6 TTM Successes, Lots of Former Broncos!
8/3/17- 6 TTM Successes, Lots of Former Broncos!
Published: 2017/08/03
Channel: De Long Shot Signatures
Tour of my broncos man cave
Tour of my broncos man cave
Published: 2013/10/02
Channel: corey wold
TheMadFanatic - The Rematch (broncos and ravens)
TheMadFanatic - The Rematch (broncos and ravens)
Published: 2013/08/08
Channel: themadfanatic
My Broncos pump up video 2014
My Broncos pump up video 2014
Published: 2014/11/29
Channel: Ben Reyna
TheMadFanatic - America
TheMadFanatic - America's Team (Broncos vs Cowboys Song)
Published: 2013/09/30
Channel: themadfanatic
Broncos Stampede
Broncos Stampede
Published: 2009/02/24
Channel: famousdavescolorado
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The Barrel Man at a game against the Raiders on December 24, 2005
The Barrel Man at a game against New England at Mile High Stadium in 1998

Barrel Man, real name Tim McKernan (September 5, 1940 – December 5, 2009),[1] was a superfan of the Denver Broncos. In all types of weather for 30 years, he attended every home game at both Mile High Stadium and INVESCO Field at Mile High wearing nothing but an orange barrel that covered his torso and a cowboy hat and boots. His costume was reminiscent of rodeo clowns (or barrelmen) who serve as a distraction to animals in the rodeo arena in order to protect riders who have been thrown and of the stereotype of the miner who lost his stake and had nothing left to wear but a barrel. He was the first Broncos fan inducted into the VISA Hall of Fans[2][3] at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[4][5]

McKernan began attending Broncos games in 1967,[3] eventually missing only four of them. He first wore a barrel in 1977 after making a $10 bet with his brother over whether wearing one would get him on television.[3] He won, wearing one painted to resemble an Orange Crush can.[4] The soft drink brand was also the nickname for the defensive unit of the orange-jerseyed Broncos who won the American Football Conference Championship that season.[4] McKernan also showed up at games for the Denver Gold of the short-lived United States Football League in the mid-1980s, wearing a gold-painted barrel. McKernan retired his act after the 2007 season at the age of 67, but announced that he would continue attending games in normal dress.[6]

McKernan had serious health issues in 2003, after an abdominal aneurysm ruptured.[4] After that time he was restricted by doctors to wearing his barrel for one half of play, and then only when the temperature was above freezing.[7] These health issues were a major reason behind McKernan's deciding to give up the barrel in 2007.

Retired after 40 years as a mechanic[3] for United Airlines, McKernan and his wife were based in Gunnison, Colorado, but spent their offseasons traveling in their recreational vehicle. Due to the space constraints of living in an RV, McKernan sold his Super Bowl XXXII barrel for $30,000.[4] The barrel, autographed by 49 Broncos from their first Super Bowl winning team, was sold to Nicholas Martinez of Las Animas Colorado.[8] McKernan gave 10% of his profits to Jubilee House, battered women's shelter in Gunnison.[9][10][11]

McKernan died on December 5, 2009 of respiratory failure caused by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at age 69.[4][11] The last Broncos game before his death was a rout of the Giants on Thanksgiving Day. In November, 2012 the History Colorado Center honored the Barrel Man as part of an exhibit called Denver A to Z: Adrenaline to Zombies and (almost) Everything in Between. A statue of McKernan epitomizes D for Devoted.[12][13]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/170701248/Timothy-D-McKernan
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2009-12-08.  Hall of Fans
  3. ^ a b c d Paul Schwartzman (January 15, 1999). "Roll out the Barrel Man Denver Pitchman delivers good cheer". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Annette Espinoza (December 6, 2009). "Broncos' Barrel Man dies at 69". The Denver Post. 
  5. ^ "Barrel Man Hospitalized". 7 News Denver, TheDenverChannel.com. August 25, 2003. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Colleen Locke & Kyle Clark (2007). "Broncos superfan hangs up the barrel". KUSA TV. 
  7. ^ Klis, Mike (March 20, 2007), "Brown-out:Veteran cut", Denver Post, retrieved 2007-09-19 
  8. ^ "McKernan, who spent 30 years as Broncos' 'Barrel Man,' dies at 69". NFL.com. December 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  9. ^ Barrel Man Sells His Super Bowl XXXII Barrel, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on July 24, 2012, retrieved 2007-09-19 
  10. ^ Parker, Penny, Parker: Barrel Man's autographed legacy being consigned to eBay, archived from the original on 2007-10-24, retrieved 2007-09-19 
  11. ^ a b "Denver Broncos' Barrel Man Fan Dies". Fox News. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  12. ^ Greg Nieto; Brooke Way (27 October 2012). "Broncos ‘Barrel Man’ honored at museum exhibit". KDVR-TV. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  13. ^ Shiff, Blair (24 October 2012). "Denver Broncos' Barrel Man honored at museum". KUSA-TV. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 

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