Super Bowl Gatorade Color Odds & Past Winners History

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Purple Gatorade hit this year when the Chiefs won Super Bowl 57
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  • The Gatorade shower originated in the mid-1980s with the New York Giants
  • Over the last 23 Super Bowls, orange was the top Gatorade color (21.7%)
  • Since 2015, blue Gatorade has been tops (44.4%)

What was the Gatorade color in the Super Bowl?

Purple Gatorade hit this year when the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl 58.


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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Super Bowl Gatorade Color Odds

Color of GatoradeOdds to Win
Purple+275
Orange+325
Blue+375
Yellow/Green+375
Red/Pink+400
Clear/Water+1100
No Gatorade Bath+2000

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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.

What states can you bet on the Super Bowl Gatorade color?

  • Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wyoming and Ontario (Canada).

Super Bowl Gatorade Color Trends

  • Since 2001, orange Gatorade has been dumped on Super Bowl winning coaches the most: 5 times (21.7%)
  • Since 2015, blue Gatorade has been the most frequent, appearing 4 times (44.4%)
  • Since 2001, red Gatorade has never won
  • Purple & yellow Gatorade have only appeared three times

Super Bowl Gatorade Color by Percentage, 2001-2023

Gatorade ColorPercentage# of Times
Orange21.7%5
Clear / Water17.4%4
None17.4%4
Blue17.4%4
Yellow13%3
Purple13%3
Red / Pink 0%0

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, Chiefs, 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.

Super Bowl Gatorade History by Team

YearSuper Bowl WinnerGatorade Color
2023ChiefsPurple
2022RamsBlue
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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