- Sports betting fans are beginning to wager on the color of the Gatorade that will be poured on the winning coach.
- Red is the current favorite with +150 odds to win the whole thing.
- A clear color has not been poured on a winning Super Bowl coach since 2007.
MAIMI – Almost as traditional as the coin toss to open the game, the national anthem being sung, or a mega-star musician performing at the halftime show, the Gatorade shower is a staple of Super Bowl Sunday.
As tradition has it, when the clock strikes zero, players of the winning team will douse their head football coach with the popular sports drink in celebration of their victory. As with pretty much everything Super Bowl 54 related, there is a prop bet surrounding the shower.
Sports bettors are beginning to wager on the color of the Gatorade that will be poured onto the winning coach.
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The current odds have the color red as the favorite with +150 odds.
The other options available at online sports betting sites are Clear/Water (+300), Lime/Green/Yellow (+320), Orange (+400), Blue (+500) and Purple as the clear underdog with +1800 odds to win.
History favors orange as it has been the flavor of choice for four of the last 10 Super Bowl victors.
It is interesting that red is favored, since going all the way back to Super Bowl 35, red has not been used once. Perhaps because of the team’s near-identical colors, red wouldn’t be surprising to see at the end of the game.
Sports bettors do run the risk of having no winners, however, as in both Super Bowl 47 and 51, no Gatorade shower took place.
How The Super Bowl Gatorade Shower Started
The first shower wasn’t even during the Super Bowl and it was water being poured out of a Gatorade container, not actual Gatorade.
The 1984 season is where it all started, New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells was heavily coaching and pushing Giants nose Tackle Jim Burt in an effort to rile him up to be ready to face off against the Atlanta Falcons. Parcells called him names, had him hold 20-pound dumbbells, Parcells even had Burt punching a padded wall.
The Giants managed a 37-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons that Sunday and during the final minutes of the game, Burt took the opportunity to get revenge for his frustrations. Burt grabbed the Gatorade jug and poured it over Coach Parcells.
Parcells turned around and smiled at Burt which without knowing, gave birth to the Gatorade Shower. The Giants would go on to win the Super Bowl that season and bring the Gatorade Shower to the big stage – creating a tradition from that day forward.
Whether placing your Super Bowl bets on the Gatorade shower or any other prop bets, Super Bowl 54 looks to be filled with opportunities for sports bettors to win big. Super Bowl 54 kicks off Sunday, February 2, at 6 p.m. EST when the Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the San Francisco 49ers. Which coach will be getting the famed Gatorade Shower?
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