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Orange Opens as Early Favorite to Be Gatorade Color Dumped on Winning Coach of Super Bowl 56

Bryan Thiel

by Bryan Thiel in NFL Football

Updated Feb 3, 2022 · 7:29 PM PST

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These are Gatorade coolers on the Tennessee Titans sideline before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
  • One of the most popular Super Bowl props is what color Gatorade gets dumped on the winning coach
  • The Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals square off in Super Bowl 56 on February 13
  • See the latest Super Bowl Gatorade Color odds, and which one could be drenching the winning head coach

When it comes to the Super Bowl, the Gatorade shower provides the perfect ending.

As we’ve seen so many times in the biggest of big games, it’s never over until the clock hits zero. And even then, there’s a moment of disbelief at what just transpired in the largest event of the year. But then the Gatorade shower for the winning coach provides the final note, cementing the result.

Bruce Arians was adorned with the blue version of the beverage last year. But ahead of Super Bowl 56, it’s still unknown what color either Sean McVay or Zac Taylor will be wearing Sunday night.

And as the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals get set to fight for the right to raise the Lombardi trophy, having the right answer could prove to be pretty lucrative.

Super Bowl Gatorade Color Odds

Color Odds
Orange +200
Blue +300
Yellow/Green/Lime +450
Clear +450
Red/Pink +800
Purple/Indigo/Violet +1100

Odds as of February 3rd at BetMGM

Despite blue getting poured at Super Bowl 55, Orange is the odds-on favorite. Just like the Rams when it comes to the Super Bowl odds.

The OG is carrying an implied probability of 33% with 10 days to go. According to the Rams vs Bengals odds, LA has a 64% implied probability of getting to upend their cooler. NFL public betting trends may have Cincy gaining fast, though.

It’s somewhat surprising to see red trailing behind the pack. Last year’s Gatorade odds saw red sitting second, and a $25 bet on this year’s underdog would net a cool $225 (including stake).

The year before for Super Bowl 54, purple was a heavy favorite at -120, but it’s sitting at the bottom of the board this year. It’s no surprise to see the primary colors of the Bengals and Rams dominating the board.

Orange, Blue Gatorade Trending Among Winners

It can be an agonizing decision deciding which color of Gatorade at Super Bowl will be dumped on the winning coach. It can take a lot of research, but of course there’s some chance to it too. After all, how many coolers are on an NFL sideline?

Fortunately, there are some recent trends to go on.

In the last 12 Super Bowls, Orange has appeared five times, with blue showing up three times. Arguably the best flavor, blue has shown up in two of the last three Super Bowls.

When the Rams claimed victory in Super Bowl 34, there was no Gatorade shower for Dick Vermeil.

Since Super Bowl 21, current AFC North teams have dumped yellow twice, clear once, and missed the dumping entirely another time. Current NFC West teams have forgone the shower three times, with clear and orange also making appearances.

Preferred Gatorade Colors for Rams, Bengals

A quick, and hopeful, search of ‘Sean McVay’ and ‘Gatorade’ doesn’t yield any helpful results. Obviously the one Super Bowl he’s guided the Rams to didn’t end well, but maybe they could have gotten a little too excited during the NFC Championship?

There are multiple pictures over the past two seasons of Rams players drinking something clear out of their bottles though. So that could be a hint.

But here’s something interesting. Zac Taylor got the Gatorade bath after his first-ever win with the Bengals. The color that day? Clear.

Marvin Lewis got dumped with the clear once too. And there’s photographic evidence of Joe Burrow downing clear stuff this season.

The picture is becoming…no, we’re not going to do the ‘clearer’ thing. Too easy.

Super Bowl 56 Gatorade Color

It’s tempting to side with the jersey color from the team you think is going to win. It’s easy. Orange for the Bengals, blue for the Rams. If you’re following that logic, then stretching it out to yellow to up the value is fine too.

But we’ve got evidence. Cold, clear evidence.

Whether it’s water or not, something clear is coming out of the cooler on Super Bowl Sunday, no matter who wins.

The Pick: Clear (+450)

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