The Gatorade bath has become as synonymous with the Super Bowl as the commercials. The winning coach is drenched in America’s favorite electrolyte drink – a celebration of winning on the game’s biggest stage. It is a unique tradition that has carried over to other events and is now one of the top prop bets for each year’s Big Game. Below we will look at everything you need to know about Super Bowl Gatorade color odds in a betting guide on this wet celebration.
The combo of Yellow and Green is the Gatorade color betting favorite as it is around +165 at most sportsbooks on Sunday afternoon of the Big Game. The Gatorade color of Orange has anywhere from +300 odds to +320 odds. View live Super Bowl Gatorade color odds below.
Update: FOX TV cameras did not pick it up but after review the winning Super Bowl Gatorade color was Purple as Andy Reid got the shower. Purple was a +750 to +1000 longshot before the game. It was the first time Purple has appeared since 2012 when the New York Giants gave Tom Coughlin a Purple bath.
Super Bowl Gatorade odds
Super Bowl Gatorade color odds have been posted at select sports betting sites. The combination of Yellow and Green is atop most Gatorade color odds boards with a price range of +130 to +275 as of Sunday morning. Orange is another Gatorade odds favorite as it has +300 to +320 odds at most books.
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Yellow or Green
Red or Pink
Clear or Water
No Gatorade Bath
Uniform color plays a big role in setting the line for Gatorade odds as the hue of the sports drink often coincides with what color the winning team wears. This year will be difficult with the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII. Green is not one of the more popular Gatorade colors of all-time but it is nonetheless the favorite being helped by the Yellow partnership. The Yellow and Green combo became an even bigger favorite late in Super Bowl week after Eagles offensive lineman noted that Philly has been using Yellow Gatorade all season long. This could certainly be a red (or yellow) herring but it’s obviously something to keep in mind before betting.
One might imagine that having two colors combined represents value but Green has appeared zero times since 2001 and Yellow has shown up just twice in that span. Yellow has had a big drought, as it last was poured on the head of Mike Tomlin when the Steelers won the Super Bowl in 2009.
Expect Orange to remain one of the Gatorade color favorites right up until the end of Super Bowl 57. Orange has appeared more than any other Gatorade color since 2001 as it has shown up five times. The Chiefs are back in the Big Game and when they won three years ago it was Orange, not Red, that was dumped on the head of head coach Andy Reid. Orange had been +400 just prior to kickoff of that NFL championship game.
Red, the primary color of the Chiefs, is listed in the +400 to +650 range at most books. This color hasn’t shown up since 2001, which is pretty surprising considering Fruit Punch is the second most popular Gatorade flavor in America behind Cool Blue, according to a December 2020 report from Delish.com.
Last year’s Gatorade shower winning color was Blue. Rams head coach Sean McVay was doused with Blue Gatorade following LA’s victory. Blue was around +310 to win at most sports betting sites just prior to kickoff.
With the Cincinnati Bengals in last year’s Big Game, it was no surprise that Orange was one of the favorites. Orange typically finds itself atop Gatorade color odds boards even when a non-orange team makes it to the NFL’s final stage. Blue is another all-time popular color and the LA Rams wound up having it in their buckets.
Super Bowl Gatorade color history
At the Super Bowl, the post-game Gatorade shower remains a tradition. That even includes betting on the color of liquid that douses the winning coach.
At the conclusion of last year’s Super Bowl, LA Rams head coach Sean McVay had blue Gatorade dumped on his head. It was the second straight year that Blue was the winning color as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers surprisingly used the color the year prior. Blue was +310 to win with the Rams and Bengals last year and the year prior been a longshot with the Bucs and Chiefs at +650.
Here is Super Bowl Gatorade color history with betting odds.
|Year||Super Bowl Winner||Gatorade Color||Odds|
|2021||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Blue||+650|
|2020||Kansas City Chiefs||Orange||+400|
|2019||New England Patriots||Blue||+150|
|2017||New England Patriots||None||N/A|
|2015||New England Patriots||Blue||N/A|
|2012||New York Giants||Purple||N/A|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||Orange||N/A|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||Orange||N/A|
|2008||New York Giants||Clear||N/A|
|2005||New England Patriots||Clear||N/A|
|2004||New England Patriots||None||N/A|
|2003||Tampa Bay Bucs||Purple||N/A|
|2002||New England Patriots||None||N/A|
What to watch for when betting
Looking to place a few bucks on the Gatorade bath? While it certainly is more of a crapshoot than anything (unless the color is leaked by someone inside), taking a historical look might offer some insight.
Make no mistake, the Gatorade dunk has been good for business for the sports drink. The shower offers some nice prominence and the company has been an official NFL sponsor since 1983.
A quick glance at those colors since 2001 offer some insight into the favored colors. Here are the totals for each color since 2001:
- Orange – 5
- Blue – 4
- Clear – 4
- None – 4
- Yellow – 3
- Purple – 2
The favored color is orange, although blue, clear and none is giving orange a run for its money. Clear had a four-year run from 2005-08 and hasn’t shown up since then.
A look at Gatorade popularity seems to offer a mystery. Why no red? As Delish.com noted in its recent rankings of Gatorade flavors, the red fruit punch is extremely popular. Yet it has eluded Super Bowl winning coaches for a couple of decades now and red seems to remain a longshot.
History of the Super Bowl Gatorade shower
Legend has it that the Gatorade (or Powerade, water, etc.) bath tradition began in 1984. It’s believed New York Giants nose tackle Jim Burt was the first to think of the idea.
Burt felt he had been mistreated during that week of practice prior to a regular-season game with the Washington Redskins. After the Giants won, Burt grabbed a cooler and coach Bill Parcells got the Gatorade dump.
The tradition gained much more prominence two years later when the Giants won Super Bowl XXI. Parcells received a Gatorade bath for all 17 wins – the biggest coming after a 39-20 win over the Denver Broncos.
The tradition has continued in the Super Bowl as well as in numerous other sports feats and accomplishments. The Gatorade bath has helped celebrate wins in baseball, basketball, soccer, and numerous other sports.
Gatorade shower death?
One Gatorade bath stands out. George Allen, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was coaching the Long Beach State football team in 1990. The 72-year-old was given a celebratory ice water shower after the 49ers defeated the University of Nevada on Nov. 17 to end the season.
Allen had promised to turn the program around and the win over Nevada accomplished that. The 49ers finished with a winning record, 6-5, after three straight losing seasons.
That night the temperature was in the 50s with a steady wind. Allen was still drenched while giving post-game interviews and celebrating with players.
Afterward, Allen became ill and died about six weeks later of ventricular fibrillation. Many have credited the shower with his death, but his son later said Allen’s death was due to a heart arrhythmia.
It remains an interesting footnote in the history of the Gatorade bath tradition. The Long Beach State program lasted only one more season, finishing 2-9 in 1991.