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Game-worn Barrel Man barrel fetches more than $2,500


We mentioned last week that a rather unique Broncos collectible was on sale.

And it sold for far more than its owners imagined.

Originally posted on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $500, the game-worn barrel of Broncos fan Tim “Barrel Man” McKernan sold for $2,550.

McKernan, who died in 2009, used to joke that the only thing he wore under the barrel was his boots. So hopefully the new owners have budgeted in for cleaning supplies as well.

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16 Responses to “Game-worn Barrel Man barrel fetches more than $2,500”
  1. gjperch says: Jun 4, 2013 8:05 AM

    Going through old photos of my parents and came across one with them and the Barrel Man before Superbowl XXXII.

  2. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Jun 4, 2013 8:05 AM

    And you can get a John Elway Rookie Card for about $50.

    Deceased Barrel Man 1, John Elway 0

  3. joetoronto says: Jun 4, 2013 8:34 AM

    Someone actually paid for that monstrosity?

  4. pats54 says: Jun 4, 2013 8:37 AM

    RIP Barrel Man, you were one of the greatest fans to ever set foot in the stadium. I’ll never forget watching you in nothing but a barrel in the middle of a Colorado winter.

  5. greenmeattruck says: Jun 4, 2013 8:46 AM


  6. 49erstim says: Jun 4, 2013 8:57 AM

    I think Chris Kluwe bought it….whether or not he cleaned it is a question for the ages, but I’d wager that he did not!

  7. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jun 4, 2013 9:19 AM

    What an idiot.

  8. SparkyGump says: Jun 4, 2013 9:39 AM

    So that’s what happened to him. I used to love watching the costumes fans would make to attend games. You don’t see that much of that anymore. I’m sure they’re out there but the networks seem to be more interested in showing highlights from other games than extended crowd shots.

  9. hrmlss says: Jun 4, 2013 10:12 AM

    NOT more fun than a barrel full of monkeys!

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 4, 2013 11:56 AM

    How much for the hat?

  11. CKL says: Jun 4, 2013 11:57 AM

    And we wonder why the NFL and teams won’t lower prices on stuff? Fans , even in this economy, buy stuff like this for over 2 grand, that’s why!

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 4, 2013 11:59 AM

    “I know it’s just a barrel, Dad, but I swear the other night I saw a fat, bearded, naked man rummaging through stuff in the basement…”.

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 4, 2013 12:15 PM

    The new owners were shocked to discover that the barrel was pregnant.

  14. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 4, 2013 1:35 PM

    I should auction off the keyboard that I use to type all of my posts. Somebody out there will want to frame it and put it on their mantle, or maybe they’ll burn it and urinate on it and send it back.

  15. upperdecker19 says: Jun 4, 2013 1:38 PM

    Included are Smells of dated body odor, stale booze and broken dreams.

  16. walkinginthewasteland says: Jun 4, 2013 2:25 PM

    OK. So how do you take a leak during the game with that on?

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