Denver Broncos

Young Fan Channels His Inner Barrel Man, Becomes 'Bucket Boy'

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Image via Getty
Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterSeptember 6, 2013

If there’s an award for best dressed child-fan in the NFL, this kid just won it.

Judging by this image, a Denver Broncos fan dressed up their kid to pay homage to Broncos super fan Tim "Barrel Man" McKernan for Thursday night’s season opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

The sight was picked up by Rick Chandler of Sports Grid, and shows the young fan wearing a cowboy hat, boots and a bucket in honor of the late Broncos super fan.

Is this little guy the next Barrel Man? He might be, considering the Broncos went on to steamroll the Ravens after this picture was taken. I'd say seven Peyton Manning touchdowns is enough to call the outfit a good-luck charm.

In other Barrel Man-related news, McKernan's barrel recently went up for auction on Ebay. The game-worn article was purchased by Mike Fruitman, owner of Stadium Sports Cards in Aurora, CO. Fruitman managed to secure the item with a winning bid of $2,550.

"Bucket Boy" seems to be happy with his new role in the Denver Broncos society, but all that will change the moment he falls over and lacerates his knee on a freshly cut plastic edge.

Stay strong, kid.

The legend of Barrel Man lives on, and fans both young and old are keeping it alive.


Put on those luxurious bucket skirts, and join me on Twitter.

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