Broncos ‘Barrel Man’ honored at museum exhibit

Posted on: 4:31 pm, October 27, 2012, by and , updated on: 10:18pm, October 27, 2012

DENVER – It’s hard not to think about the Denver Broncos without remembering superfan Tim McKernan, also known as the Barrel Man.

McKernan was known for wearing an orange and blue barrel with his signature orange cowboy boots and cowboy hat to every game he attended. He cheered on his favorite team for 30 years and wore his barrel no matter rain or shine.

McKernan retired from wearing the barrel in 2007, and he passed away in 2009.

The Barrel Man is now being honored at the History Colorado Center’s exhibit titled  “Denver A to Z: Adrenaline to Zombies and (almost) Everything in Between.”

A statue of McKernan wearing his famous barrel outfit pays homage to Denver’s sporting spirit, and represents the letter “D for Devoted,” according to the History Colorado Center.The exhibit, which celebrates the Mile High City’s past, opens on November 17.