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It’s a tradition that started in the 1980s – coach your team to victory at the Super Bowl? Well we better cover you in a big container full of Gatorade!
The first time it actually occurred wasn’t even in a Super Bowl. Folklore has Mike Ditka being the originator, however in reality the very first time it was done was October 28th, 1984 in the Giants vs Redskins game. That was the first time, and it was the Giants that did it to Bill Parcells.
It’s gained fame since then, but more these days due to the fact that you can actually BET on it. The odds for Super Bowl XLIX aren’t up yet but as soon as they are, we’ll update this page with all of the gatorade betting options.
In the meantime, for those who like to do their research – here is the history of the Gatorade Shower from past Super Bowls:
|Super Bowl||Winner||Gatorade Colour|
|XXI||New York Giants||Orange|
|XXIII||San Francisco 49ers||N/A|
|XXIV||San Francisco 49ers||N/A|
|XXV||New York Giants||N/A|
|XXIX||San Francisco 49ers||Clear|
|XXXI||Green Bay Packers||N/A|
|XXXIV||St. Louis Rams||N/A|
|XXXVI||New England Patriots||N/A|
|XXXVII||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Purple|
|XXXVIII||New England Patriots||N/A|
|XXXIX||New England Patriots||Clear|
|XL||Pittsburgh Steelers||Clear (+200)|
|XLI||Indianapolis Colts||Clear (+150)|
|XLII||New York Giants||Clear (+300)|
|XLIII||Pittsburgh Steelers||Yellow (+250)|
|XLIV||New Orleans Saints||Orange (+550)|
|XLV||Green Bay Packers||Yellow (+150)|
|XLVI||New York Giants||Purple|
|XLVIII||Seattle Seahawks||Orange (+300)|
Parenthesis: Where applicable, we have put in parenthesis the betting odds of the colour that won.
N/A: Usually means no gatorade was dumped over the coach – but it may also mean that we were unable to verify the colour as it wasn’t shown on TV.
Super Bowl XLVI: The Gatorade was purple, which was not one of the options betting sites listed, so everyone got their bets refunded. Interestingly, the next year purple was still not one of the options, despite being one of the Ravens primary colours.