Super Bowl Gatorade Color: Prop Bet Odds & Past Winners

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  • The Gatorade shower originated in the mid-1980s with the New York Giants
  • Over the last 22 Super Bowls, orange was the top color (22.7%)
  • Since 2015, blue Gatorade has been tops (50%)
  • Blue Gatorade hit at +300 when the Rams won Super Bowl 56

The tradition of giving the winning coach a Gatorade shower has been around since the mid-1980s, with several sources crediting the first occurrence during a New York Giants regular season game on October 28, 1984.

This celebratory practice gained larger national attention during the 1986 NFL season, when head coach Bill Parcells was doused 17 times after every Giants victory throughout the regular season and playoffs — culminating in a Super Bowl XXI victory.

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Betting on the Super Bowl Gatorade Color

Wagering on the Gatorade shower color during the Super Bowl, along with many other Super Bowl prop bets depends on regulators in each state where sports betting is legal.

For the 2022 Super Bowl LVI, betting on the Gatorade color was legal in the following states:

  • Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, New Jersey, West Virginia, Wyoming

Betting on the Gatorade color is not legal in:

  • Colorado, Iowa, New York, Mississippi, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia

Super Bowl Gatorade Color by Percentage, 2001-2022

  • Since 2001, orange Gatorade has been dumped on Super Bowl winning coaches the most: 5 times (22.7%)
  • Since 2015, blue Gatorade has been the most frequent, appearing 4 times (50%)
  • Since 2001, red Gatorade has never won
  • Purple Gatorade has only appeared twice, in 2012 and 2003
  • When the Rams won Super Bowl in 2022, head coach Sean McVay received a blue Gatorade shower
Gatorade ColorPercentage# of Times
Orange22.7%5
Clear / Water18.2%4
None18.2%4
Blue18.2%4
Yellow13.6%3
Purple9.1%2
Red / Pink 0%0

2022 Super Bowl LVI Gatorade Color Odds

Looking to place a bet on what color Gatorade will be poured on the winning Super Bowl coach? Here are the current odds for this Super Bowl prop bet from the BetMGM Sportsbook.

Color of GatoradeOdds to Win
Orange+200
Blue+300
Yellow/Green/Lime +450
Clear/Water+450
Red/Pink+800
Purple+1000
No Gatorade BathBet is void

Super Bowl Gatorade Color Results by Team, since 2001

Is there a correlation between the winning Super Bowl team and their Gatorade color preference?

Since 2001, five NFL teams have won multiple Super Bowls: the Patriots, Buccaneers, Steelers, Ravens and Giants.

Of those teams, only the Patriots have had the same color Gatorade shower more than once, with blue occurring in 2019 & 2015. In three of their six Super Bowl wins, there was no Gatorade shower — which would result in a bet being void.

YearSuper Bowl WinnerGatorade Color
2021BuccaneersBlue
2020ChiefsOrange
2019PatriotsBlue
2018EaglesYellow
2017PatriotsNone
2016BroncosOrange
2015PatriotsBlue
2014SeahawksOrange
2013RavensNone
2012GiantsPurple
2011PackersOrange
2010SaintsOrange
2009SteelersYellow
2008GiantsClear
2007ColtsClear
2006SteelersClear
2005PatriotsClear
2004PatriotsNone
2003BuccaneersPurple
2002PatriotsNone
2001RavensYellow

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