Dear Mr. Bowlen and Mr. Elway.
We, the faithful, orange and blue fans of Broncos Country, are thrilled and thankful with the direction and success of our beloved Broncos under your leadership. It has vaulted the Broncos back to the ranks of the NFL's Elite teams, and we, the fans are elated to be a part of it. Because the Broncos and the fans have a special bond, like none other in the NFL, the stadium is full of 75,000 family members every Sunday. I can think of no fan who more epitomized Broncos fans and the love we have for our team more than The Barrel Man, Mr. Tim McKernan. He represented all a Broncos fan should be-passionate, loyal and a little touch of crazy! He did this for over 30 years both at home and on the road, and as you know, he is enshrined in the Pro Football HOF in the fan section. When he passed in 2009, each stadium held a moment of silence in his memory. I know several teams in the NFL(Buffalo and Seattle) have honored their fans with a spot in their ring of fame. I can think of no better candidate to honor than Mr. McKernanwhom you are both familiar with. We, the undersigned family of Broncos Country, respectfully request that you please consider inducting Tim "The Barrel Man" McKernan as the second non-player into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame
Thank you for your consideration.
I was born and raised a Broncos Fan. I remember going to my first Broncos home game many years ago and all though I was excited about just being in Mile High Stadium my attention was more on finding Barrel Man. My brother, cousins and I were hell bent on finding this man and getting our picture with him because he was the ultimate fan to us that we all tried to live up to. After we tracked him down and got his autograph we were all so excited. To this day that picture of us with Barrel Man is one of my all time prized possessions. If any fan deserves a spot on the ring of fame it's Barrel Man.
I remember many a cold, snowy day that Tim was rousting the crowd at games!! He definitely should be considered into the Ring of Fame!
God Bless Barrel Man and The Broncos!!!
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