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Lime/Green/Yellow Favored Color of Gatorade Dumped on Winning Coach of 2019 Super Bowl

Eric Rosales

by Eric Rosales in NFL Football

Jan 22, 2019 · 5:18 PM PST

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Gatorade showers have become a tradition in professional sports. Photo by Lance Cpl. Fredrick Coleman (flickr) [CC License].
  • Picking the right color drink in fun Super Bowl prop
  • Can Bill Belichick avoid another Gatorade-winning bath?
  • Delivering the best drink-dumping odds for Super Bowl 53

**It was BLUE (+375) Gatorade poured on Bill Belichick after Super Bowl 53**

In the first of many Super Bowl props you’re going to get to lay some hard earned dollars on, it’s perhaps the most difficult one to score.

Since we don’t have the beverage breakdown and won’t know until we get sideline shots come the big game, let’s delve into sports drink odds.

Odds on Color of Liquid Poured on Super Bowl-Winning Coach

Color Odds
Lime/Green/Yellow +225
Orange +300
Blue +375
Red +400
Clear/Water +400
Purple +1000

*Odds taken 1/22

Eagles Went Lemon-Lime for Doug Pederson

If you believe in recency bias, then you should be looking at the Lime/Green/Yellow, which is currently the odds-on-favorite.

That was the color of choice that Eagles head coach Doug Pederson was doused in, after delivering Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title in franchise history.

Belichick has Avoided Gatorade Shower

If you’re looking for consistency, you’re going to have to stop at none, since Bill Belichick did not take a Super Bowl bath in Super Bowl 51.

Apart from the Patriots rallying back from what looked like an insurmountable 28-3 deficit, the game was decided in overtime on a play that needed video review.

Once it was determined that James White did in fact, touch paydirt, the celebrations were already on and there was no time for the Gatorade shower.

Of note, that’s now the third time in his career that Belichick has avoided the winning tradition. He has only been doused in wins over the Eagles in 2005 and the Seahawks in 2014 (a post-game internet search will show you that he was hit with both a blue and yellow bath).

The only other coach since Super Bowl 35 to avoid it? John Harbaugh, who sidestepped it in Super Bowl 47 as his Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers.

What is the Best Bet here?

In Super Bowl 50, Gary Kubiak took the orange-colored bath, as did Pete Carroll the year prior in frigid New York in Seattle’s demolition of the Broncos.

In fact, orange has been the color in two other instances in the last decade: Mike McCarthy with the Packers in 2011, and Sean Payton in 2010 with the Saints.

However, if you’re looking for more value, don’t be afraid to jump on the clear/water (+400). The most recent iteration of that bath came in 2008 when the Giants ended New England’s perfect season.

Other clear/water showers went to the Colts’ Tony Dungy in 2007 (Super Bowl 41), Pittsburgh’s Bill Cowher in 2006 (Super Bowl 40), Belichick in 2005 (Super Bowl 39), and Brian Billick with the Ravens in 2001 (Super Bowl 35).

If you’re feeling lucky and purple (+1000), that color has only been used once: 2012, when the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl 46.

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