A History of the Super Bowl Gatorade Pours to Better Your Betting Odds This Year

The tradition of dousing the Super Bowl's winning coach in Gatorade dates back to the mid-1980s: see some of the messy moments!

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2021: Blue

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was doused in blue after the team's win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Tampa Bay, Florida.

According to Sports Illustrated, the tradition of pouring Gatorade over the winning team's head coach began in the mid-1980s — but the exact year depends on who you ask.

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2020: Orange

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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was covered in orange after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Miami.

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2019: Blue

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New England Patriots players gave head coach Bill Belichick a blue Gatorade shower after defeating the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta.

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2016: Orange

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The Gatorade matched the hats when the Denver Broncos poured orange drink on head coach Gary Kubiak following their win over the Carolina Panthers in Santa Clara, California.

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2015: Blue

2015 Super Bowl XLIX gatorade
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It was Patriots blue again for head coach Bill Belichick after a win over the Seattle Seahawks in Arizona.

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2014: Orange

2014 Super Bowl XLVIII gatorade
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Orange you glad you weren't in the way when head coach Pete Carroll was covered by the champion Seattle Seahawks (who beat the Denver Broncos) in New Jersey?

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2011: Orange

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It was almost a Packers-appropriate color for Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy at Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Texas.

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2010: Orange

2010 Super Bowl XLIV gatorade
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Noticing a trend? The New Orleans Saints opted for orange when celebrating their victory against the Indianapolis Colts with head coach Sean Payton in Miami.

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2009: Yellow

2009 Super Bowl XLIII gatorade
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Black and yellow! The Pittsburgh Steelers used a signature hue for their Super Bowl XLIII tradition with coach Mike Tomlin in Tampa after beating the Arizona Cardinals.

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2008: Clear

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Coach Tom Coughlin was clearly cold when the New York Giants poured clear Gaotrade on him in Arizona following their win against the New England Patriots.

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2006: Clear

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Two in three years! Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher also avoided a stain when his team poured one out in Detroit after besting the Seattle Seahawks.

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2001: Yellow


More like Brrrrr-ian Billick! The Baltimore Ravens coach was also doused in yellow in Tampa after defeating the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.

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1995: Clear

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After Super Bowl XXIX against the San Diego Chargers in Miami, San Francisco 49ers coach George Seifert got the clear Gatorade treatment.

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1987: Orange

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In one of the very first ceremonial Gatorade pours, New York Giants coach Bill Parcells was covered in orange after besting the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI in Pasadena, California.

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