A Brief History of the Gatorade Shower
As we mentioned before, the Gatorade shower received by Andy Reid in 2020 was orange. But, what will the Super Bowl betting Gatorade colour be in 2021? Well, let’s take a glance at what’s happened in recent years - below is a list of recent Gatorade shower colours:
- 2020 - Kansas City Chiefs - Orange
- 2019 - New England Patriots - Blue
- 2018 - Philadelphia Eagles - Yellow
- 2017 - New England Patriots - None
- 2016 - Denver Broncos - Orange
- 2015 - New England Patriots - Blue
- 2014 - Seattle Seahawks - Orange
- 2013 - Baltimore Ravens - None
- 2012 - New York Giants - Purple
- 2011 - Green Bay Packers - Orange
- 2010 - New Orleans Saints - Orange
- 2009 - Pittsburgh Steelers - Yellow
- 2008 - New York Giants - Clear
- 2007 - Indianapolis Colts - Clear
- 2006 - Pittsburgh Steelers - Clear
- 2005 - New England Patriots - Clear
- 2004 - New England Patriots - None
- 2003 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Purple
- 2002 - New England Patriots - None
- 2001 - Baltimore Ravens - Yellow
What to do when placing a Gatorade Super Bowl bet
Like many of the Super Bowl prop betting lines, the Gatorade bath is mainly guesswork, unless there is some form of information leak. As a bettor, your best bet is looking at what’s happened in recent years.
As the NFL sponsor since 1983, Gatorade has really benefited from this particular event. But, what do the stats look like? Well, since 2001, this is how the colours tally up:
- Clear - 4
- Orange - 4
- Yellow - 3
- Blue - 2
- Purple - 2
- None - 4
While conclusions can be drawn from these stats, it’s difficult to say if the assessments made will actually mean anything on the day. Though one does suspect that certain colours are due for a comeback. Clear hasn’t shown up since 2008 but did have a three-year run between 2005-2008. As well as that, there has been a pattern for Orange, which has shown up randomly over the years and is certainly one of the most popular colours.
The smart money says to choose a colour that hasn’t shown up recently but is also one of the favourites. One question we often get from our readers is “why don’t we see red at the Super Bowl?” Red remains a longshot in the oddsmakers eyes, but maybe worth a punt.
Where the Gatorade Shower Started
The story goes that coaches were first getting drenched after the Super Bowl back in 1984 when Jim Burt of the New York Giants decided to soak coach Bill Parcells with whatever he had in the cooler at the time.
A tradition that has gained so much traction over the years, that now in 2021 we have millions swarming to the Super Bowl betting lines for the Gatorade colour.
This unique heritage has extended beyond the sport of football, as other coaches are receiving a similar treatment for their accomplishments in sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, among many others.
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