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There Was A Lengthy Lightning Delay At Sports Authority Field, And … What The Hell?

The first NFL game of the 2013 season is finally underway in Denver following a lengthy lighting delay — God’s way of telling Goodell that not playing the game in Baltimore is stupid.

Presumably this kid is wedged rather uncomfortably into his seat by now — unless he’s in the Preferred Bucket Section. WTF were his parents thinking this morning? The sad part is that they made him go to school this way.

Fifteen years from now, police investigating a series of killings bust down the door of a filthy studio apartment and find hundreds of copies of this photo covering the walls.

Getty photo.

  • Milehiheros

    The kid is paying homage to the Barrel Man. Denver’s HOF mascot

  • Jordan

    Agreed! Awesome picture! This kid is a stud!! The barrel boy rides!!! Go Broncos

  • Broncosdude94

    Apparently this writer never heard of the famous barrel man.

  • Reservoir Dog

    Apparently you don’t have to have any prior knowledge of sports to write for this site. Do a simple google search for Barrel Man and you’d know what this was about. Tim McKernan aka Barrel Man is a Denver sports icon and has even been honored as part of an exhibit in the History Colorado Center Museum. This awesome little guy is honoring him and this article just insults McKernan’s memory… Not to mention and real sports enthusiasts intelligence.

  • Barrel Boy’s Grandfather

    Hello Rick,

    I love the photo of The Barrel Boy in your article, but clearly you have never heard of THE Legendary BARREL MAN, aka Tim McKernan, one of the very few Super Fans that THE NFL has inducted into their Hall of Fans in THE Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

    The Barrel Boy or bucket boy as you call him, is the mascot / spokes kid for the Barrels of Love Foundation created by THE Barrel Man’s Widow Becky McKernan and he does plenty of charitable work in and around Colorado. http://www.barrelsoflove.net

    Also as far as what his parents were thinking?, they had nothing to do with it, as “I” am the one who created the Barrel Boy “bucket” and with their full support, Barrel Boy has been a fixture at Broncos games and events for over a year now, and The Barrel Boy himself loves to help needy kids and visit nursing homes and cancer wards to bring some small measure of happiness to less fortunate people.

    I would also point out that the day this photo was taken he did not wear his Barrel to School, we actually gave him the day off to get interviewed at FOX 31′s Good Day Colorado Show, but I am quite sure he would love to wear his barrel to school as well, as he is quite the celebrity in and around Colorado – http://kdvr.com/2013/09/05/meet-the-barrel-boy/ <- please watch the interview.

    So Rick, IF you have any addition questions about who or what The Barrel Boy is or what he is all about, please visit and "LIKE" his Facebook page under Broncos Barrel Boy and remember Rick, GO BRONCOS !!! :-)

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