Historical Super Bowl Gatorade Colors and 2023 Odds – Color of Every Gatorade Bath
Among the thousands of Super Bowl props that sportsbooks open each year, there are a few consistently popular ones year after year. One of those is the color of Gatorade dumped on the winning coach after the game ends, or the Gatorade bath, if you will.
(Yes, you really can bet on the color of Gatorade dumped on the winning coach at the Super Bowl.)
Super Bowl 2023 will take place Sunday, February 12 in Glendale, Arizona. We’ll have to wait to see which teams will be representing the AFC and NFC in Super Bowl 57, but you can look back to the past Super Bowl Gatorade bath colors below.
Super Bowl Gatorade Color History
|21||New York Giants||Orange||Bill Parcells|
|22||Washington Football Team||None||Joe Gibbs|
|23||San Francisco 49ers||None||Bill Walsh|
|24||San Francisco 49ers||None||George Seifert|
|25||New York Giants||None||Bill Parcells|
|26||Washington Football Team||None||Joe Gibbs|
|27||Dallas Cowboys||Clear||Jimmy Johnson|
|28||Dallas Cowboys||Clear||Jimmy Johnson|
|29||San Francisco 49ers||Clear||George Seifert|
|30||Dallas Cowboys||Clear||Barry Switzer|
|31||Green Bay Packers||None||Mike Holmgren|
|32||Denver Broncos||None||Mike Shanahan|
|33||Denver Broncos||None||Mike Shanahan|
|34||St Louis Rams||None||Dick Vermeil|
|35||Baltimore Ravens||Yellow||Brian Billick|
|36||New England Patriots||None||Bill Belichick|
|37||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Purple||Jon Gruden|
|38||New England Patriots||None||Bill Belichick|
|39||New England Patriots||Clear||Bill Belichick|
|40||Pittsburgh Steelers||Clear||Bill Cowher|
|41||Indianapolis Colts||Clear||Tony Dungy|
|42||New York Giants||Clear||Tom Coughlin|
|43||Pittsburgh Steelers||Yellow||Mike Tomlin|
|44||New Orleans Saints||Orange||Sean Payton|
|45||Green Bay Packers||Orange||Mike McCarthy|
|46||New York Giants||Purple||Tom Coughlin|
|47||Baltimore Ravens||None||John Harbaugh|
|48||Seattle Seahawks||Orange||Pete Carroll|
|49||New England Patriots||Blue||Bill Belichick|
|50||Denver Broncos||Orange||Gary Kubiak|
|51||New England Patriots||None||Bill Belichick|
|52||Philadelphia Eagles||Yellow||Doug Pederson|
|53||New England Patriots||Blue||Bill Belichick|
|54||Kansas City Chiefs||Orange||Andy Reid|
|55||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Blue||Bruce Arians|
|56||Los Angeles Rams||Blue||Sean McVay|
The Gatorade dumped on Sean McVay in Super Bowl 2022 was blue! It is the second straight year where the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach was blue, and the third time in the last four years.
When you see “clear” in the table above, it generally means water. But the prop is not what type/flavor of Gatorade, just the color. This is why water gets lumped in as “clear”.
Super Bowl Gatorade Color Trends
- The Gatorade dumped on the Super Bowl-winning coach has been orange in five of the last 13 years
- Blue has been a popular Gatorade color to be dumped lately as well, with each of the last two winning coaches having blue Gatorade dumped on them, and three of the last four
- Clear holds the record for most consecutive years being dumped on a winning coach, happening in four straight years on two different occasions – Super Bowls 27-30 and 39-42
- Red is the most common color of Gatorade that has never been dumped on a winning coach
- There have been three back-to-back champions in the Gatorade dumping era, with only one of those defending champions using the same color Gatorade in both games – the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowls 27 and 28
- Clear is also suffering the longest drought among Gatorade colors that have been dumped before, not having been used since Super Bowl 42
You can see how often each color has been used in the table below:
Super Bowl Gatorade Color Stats
|Color||Number of Times Dumped||Most Recent Use|
|Clear||8||Super Bowl 42|
|Orange||6||Super Bowl 54|
|Blue||4||Super Bowl 56|
|Yellow||3||Super Bowl 52|
|Purple||2||Super Bowl 46|
As mentioned earlier, “clear” has been the color of liquid dumped on the Super Bowl-winning coach most often. It has been seen eight times in total. Orange is the second-most frequent used Gatorade color, having been dumped on the winning coach six times.
Am I the only one who feels the only logical answer for blue not being used more is because it’s everyone’s favorite, and therefore the first cooler that runs dry?
Super Bowl 57 Gatorade Color Odds
Odds for the Super Bowl Gatorade color prop are generally released within a few days of the Super Bowl matchup being set. So check back here in early February for the 2023 odds.
How Did the Gatorade Shower Start?
The answer to this depends on who you ask. But it is commonly accepted that the New York Giants started this tradition in 1984. Jim Burt, a defensive lineman for the Giants at the time, was apparently upset with the way head coach Bill Parcells had treated him that week, and decided to dump the cooler of Gatorade on Parcells after beating Washington.
It didn’t immediately become a tradition, though. It wasn’t until those same Giants gave Parcells a Gatorade bath after each win during their 1986-87 season that ended in New York hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. This is the first entry you’ll see in the table at the top of this page.
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