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Update: Gatorade was not used in the New England Patriots' overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

It reportedly started spontaneously. Following a 37-13 win over Washington midway through the 1984 NFL season, New York Giants DT Jim Burt, unhappy with his reduced playing time and harsh treatment in practice, exacted his revenge on Giants coach Bill Parcells by dumping a cooler of Gatorade on him, and the Gatorade shower was born.

The Giants would go on to popularize the shower, dousing Parcells 17 times during the 1986 NFL season en route to their Super Bowl 21 win, spawning a phenomenon that extends today to amateur, collegiate and professional sports around the world.

For Super Bowl LI, online sportsbook Bovada has released Gatorade color odds with clear, lime/green, yellow and orange the +300 co-favorites. Red (+600), blue (+750) and purple (+1200) are also available to wager on.

The Gatorade shower has become a Super Bowl mainstay with coaches escaping a good soaking just three times after winning the NFL's championship game since Super Bowl 35.

For Super Bowl 49, online sportsbook Bovada offered its usual prop wager on the color of the Gatorade (or liquid) dumped on the head coach of the winning team, with orange the 3/2 favorite followed by yellow (5/2), clear/water (3/1), blue (15/2), red (15/2), and green (10/1). Bettors who went with blue made the right choice, as the Patriots drenched coach Bill Belichick with the liquid shortly after Malcolm Butler's game-clinching interception.

Frigid temperatures were expected three seasons ago for Super Bowl 48 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. However, the temperature reached a balmy 49F at game time and the winning coach would not be spared as Pete Carroll received an orange Gatorade shower following the Seattle Seahawks' 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos.

A clear liquid or water was dumped on four straight Super Bowl-winning coaches from 2007 to 2010. But while yellow and purple have each been used by the winning team twice since Super Bowl 35, orange has been the popular choice of winners from the NFC in recent Super Bowl games.

In addition to Carroll’s soaking in 2014, the New Orleans Saints doused coach Sean Payton in orange following their Super Bowl 44 win, and Green Bay Packers bench boss Mike McCarthy received the orange Gatorade treatment following the Pack’s triumph in Super Bowl 45.

The winning coaches spared a Gatorade shower since Super Bowl 35 all came from the AFC, with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick staying dry following wins at Super Bowl 36 and Super Bowl 38, while Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh avoided a Gatorade bath amid the mayhem that was the second half of Super Bowl 47.

In the eight big games since Super Bowl 35 where colored liquid has been used in a game-ending Gatorade shower, only twice has a color remotely close to that of the winning team’s colors been used, when yellow was dumped on Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin following the Steelers’ Super Bowl 43 win, and blue on Belichick in 2015.

Conversely, the Seahawks chose orange, the color of the AFC champion Denver Broncos, for their shower —­ oddsmakers had installed clear/water as the 2/1 favorite to be the color of liquid refreshment dumped on the winning coach of Super Bowl 48, with orange set at 3/1 odds.

Which color of Gatorade will be poured on the head coach of the Super Bowl LI champion?

Odds as of January 25 at Bovada

  • Clear/water +300
  • Lime/green +300
  • Yellow +300
  • Orange +300
  • Red +600
  • Blue +750
  • Purple +1200
Super Bowl Gatorade/Liquid Shower Results
GameLiquid ColorWinning Team
Super Bowl 35YellowBaltimore Ravens
Super Bowl 36NoneNew England Patriots
Super Bowl 37PurpleTampa Bay Buccaneers
Super Bowl 38NoneNew England Patriots
Super Bowl 39ClearNew England Patriots
Super Bowl 40ClearPittsburgh Steelers
Super Bowl 41ClearIndianapolis Colts
Super Bowl 42ClearNew York Giants
Super Bowl 43YellowPittsburgh Steelers
Super Bowl 44OrangeNew Orleans Saints
Super Bowl 45OrangeGreen Bay Packers
Super Bowl 46PurpleNew York Giants
Super Bowl 47NoneBaltimore Ravens
Super Bowl 48OrangeSeattle Seahawks
Super Bowl 49BlueNew England Patriots
Super Bowl 50OrangeDenver Broncos
Super Bowl 51No Gatorade

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