Broncos superfan Hat Man on getting shot at in Kansas City -- and six other incredible stories

Devoted Broncos fans probably remember the greatest among their ranks, Tim "Barrel Man" McKernan, as the guy who wore nothing but a barrel with overalls to pretty much every home game -- rain or shine -- from 1977 to 2007 (though he attended, fully-clothed, nearly every game ten years beyond that). McKernan died in 2009, and though we will probably never see another fan with the same flair and reckless devotion to tradition, we caught up with his brother-in-arms, best man and fellow Hall of Fans member, "Hat Man" Jay Hocking.

He gave us a lifetime of blue-and-orange stories to chew on -- seven of which you can read below: