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Old 11-05-2009, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Sad Story - Barrel Man has 2 to 6 Months to live

He has a lung disease most likely brought on by smoking 2.5 packs of cigarettes a day for 30 years. I only bring up the smoking as he wants to get the word out about its effects.

Tragic interview on 9news but made easier by his humor. He has been struggling with health lately but this one looks to be no win.

So here is to you Barrel Man. You were a Broncos institution. Gods speed and I hope your remaining time here on Earth is the best possible.

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Old 11-05-2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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That sucks. Hope we can win the SB this year and he gets to see it.

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Old 11-05-2009, 10:35 PM   #3
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i saw that on 9news also, very sad.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:35 PM   #4
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So sad. Be well, good man.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:38 PM   #5
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I am trying to find a link but 9 news hasn't posted it yet. They interviewed him in his home. He talks about how ridiculous his fame came about (laughed about it) and how he is in the HOF and how he was a 135 LB that no college would consider. So he took his passion another direction.

Sad but you could tell he lived his life how he wanted and also wanted to get the word out about smoking and its effects (per Drew Soicher).
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:40 PM   #6
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That sucks. The lone Broncos game I've been to in my lifetime was they Vikings game where they honored Barrell man. Hang in there big guy.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:48 PM   #7
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Sad news to hear. I hope the Broncos do something magical this season for their #1 fan.

Tim and Becky are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:53 PM   #8
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Hang in there Tim. Thanks for the smiles over the years brother man.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:59 PM   #9
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:02 PM   #10
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:03 PM   #11
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Yeah its really a sad story. I wish 9news would post the story online. You can still see the passion he has for the Broncos. But more importantly you see the passion he has for his family.

Tim and the Broncos go hand in had with me as fan. I was too young to remember much before 1986 but old enough to remember Barrel Man in his prime.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:09 PM   #12
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:17 PM   #13
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:32 PM   #14
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He was cool. At least compared to that green guy.



He was/is just strange.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:47 PM   #15
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Very sad to hear.
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:42 AM   #16
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nooooooooooo.... you're my boy blue!
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:17 AM   #17
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:17 AM   #18
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That's too bad, but what a life he has had!
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:21 AM   #19
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Thanks Tim/Barrel Man! You're one of the greastest Bronco fans out there. Your passion for the team we all love will be missed. God bless!
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:19 AM   #20
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:37 AM   #21
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Best wishes, Barrel Man. Best fan ever.
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:02 AM   #22
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Sucks to hear about Barrel Man. He lived in my neighborhood years ago in Aurora. Curiously, he did everything else in life with clothes on. You would think he would do his yard work in a barrel.... As a child I would see this guy on TV and fear for his life during late season games. Never did I think it would be nicotine and tar that got him, as opposed to the cold.

I wish Invesco was less wine and cheese. We might have a few budding barrel men to come replace this Denver institution.
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:20 AM   #23
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Remember when I was 12 at my first Broncos game I got my picture taken with him, he was a celebrity in my eyes. The guy is a HOF Fan no doubt.
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:25 AM   #24
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He was an image that many associated with the Broncos in Mile High. It's a shame.

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Old 11-06-2009, 09:04 AM   #25
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A very kind and gracious man. Seeing him was always a highlight of the tailgate/pregame tour. My thoughts go out to him
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