Historical Super Bowl Gatorade Colors & 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. The Kansas City Chiefs will be taking on the Philadelphia Eagles for the right to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Both of these teams have won a Super Bowl in the last five years and gave their respective head coaches a Gatorade bath. You can see what colors they used, as well as the color every other Super Bowl-winning coach had dumped on them, as well as the odds for which Gatorade color will be dumped after Super Bowl 57, below.
Historical Super Bowl Gatorade Colors | 2023 Super Bowl Gatorade Color Odds
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|
|57||Kansas City Chiefs||Purple||Andy Reid|
The Gatorade dumped on Andy Reid in Super Bowl 2023 was purple!
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 14 years
- Blue has been a popular Gatorade color to be dumped lately as well, with two of the last three winning coaches having blue Gatorade dumped on them, and four of the last five
- 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||3||Super Bowl 57|
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
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Odds for the Super Bowl Gatorade color prop came out on January 31, with Orange opening as the favorite at +350 odds. If you looked at the recent trends above, it should come as no surprise that orange was the favorite. However, Yellow/Green has since seen a dramatic shift from +400 all the way to +165 as the new favorite. The odds have continued to shorten for this color, now landing at +125 on Super Bowl Sunday.
It should be noted that when Kansas City won Super Bowl 54, Andy Reid received an orange Gatorade bath. When the Eagles won Super Bowl 52, Doug Pederson received a yellow Gatorade bath. Of course, Pederson is no longer the coach with Nick Sirianni now in charge in Philadelphia.
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.
If you liked this historical Super Bowl Gatorade color data, you can find more of our Super Bowl resources below:
- Super Bowl Odds History
- Super Bowl National Anthem Length History
- Super Bowl Halftime Show History – first and last songs played each year
- Super Bowl Coin Toss Results