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Barrel worn by Broncos superfan ‘The Barrel Man’ for sale on eBay (pics)


Denver Broncos superfan Tim McKernan may have passed away in December 2009 at the age of 69 but his spirit lives on. And it does so, apparently, due to the availability of one of his famous barrels.

McKernan, known simply as “The Barrel Man,” became a celebrity for attending Denver Broncos for over 30 years, no matter the weather, for wearing a barrel held up by suspenders, a cowboy hat, boots and little else. Hopefully, underwear, but who knows?

Well, a blast from the past came courtesy of a report from The Denver Post that indicates that McKernan’s widow, Becky, has put up the barrel her beloved husband wore during the 2000-1 season for sale on eBay.

The description of the unique piece of memorabilia from “The Barrel Man,” who was inducted into the VISA Hall of Fans at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1999 (via eBay):

ITEM DESCRIPTION: Now is your chance to own a unique and authentic piece of NFL and Denver Broncos HISTORY! You are bidding on a VERY RARE TIM MCKERNAN BarrelMan GAME USED BARREL FROM THE 2000-01 SEASON from the personal collection of

Mr. Tim McKernan, AKA “The BarrelMan”

 who is considered to be the GREATEST Denver Broncos Fan of all-time.  Mr. McKernan has been enshrined in the NFL Hall Of Fame and has a permanent display at the Colorado History Museum. His widow, Becky has consigned these items for sale and now is your opportunity to own a piece of the BarrelMan’s PERSONAL COLLECTION!  This BARREL, game used throughout the 2000-01 season at Invesco Field at Mile High was WORN by the GREAT BarrelMan and comes to YOU complete with a signed Letter of Authenticity from Mrs. Becky McKernan,  the Widow of the BarrelMan, directly from Mr. McKernan’s home-office in Denver!!  What a wonderful way to own a one-of-a-kind piece of Broncos History in your home!

SHIPPING: LOCAL PICK UP ONLY!!  Just TOO large to ship!!  We ONLY accept Paypal with IMMEDIATE payment!

OTHER ITEMS: Please check out our other auction items as well, including T—Shirts, BobbleHeads, and an actual BarrelMan BARREL!!


Bidding opened at $300 with a “Buy It Now” price of  $500, but the current bid at the time of publishing of this post has skyrocketed to $1,150.00.

The Barrel Man would have loved it.

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[H/T Pro Football Talk, all images via eBay]