Proposition bets (prop bets in short) started out as a bit of fun on the side, but nowadays they are among the biggest draws at the sportsbook exchange. Especially during big sporting events such as the two-week build-up to the Super Bowl, which serves up many unique prop bets – from the coin toss and the national anthem to the halftime show and much more.
One of these popular props is the traditional Gatorade shower afforded to the winning team’s head coach. Bettors can bet on the color of the liquid and the position of the player(s) that do the honors.
Below, we highlight the aforementioned prop bets as found on the NFL odds board powered by BetUS for Super Bowl 57 featuring the much-anticipated clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Super Bowl 57 Props
BetUS serves up a couple of prop bets that involve the ceremonial Gatorade shower given to the head coach of the winning team.
Prop 1 – Color of Gatorade Shower?
Color of Liquid Poured on Winning Coach
- Blue +125
- Yellow/Green +200
- Orange +300
- Clear +600
- Red/Pink +600
- Purple +1400
Prop 2 – Which Players Will Do the Honors?
Position Of Player To Pour Liquid On Winning Coach
- Offensive -115
- Defensive +145
- Both Offense & Defense +400
Last year, the Los Angeles Rams drenched Sean McVay in blue Gatorade to celebrate their 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56. It marked the third time in four years that blue was chosen.
Sean McVay’s reaction to the Gatorade shower is excellent 😂 pic.twitter.com/1sNy5KYD1I
— 𝕋𝕠𝕞 (@TL_LARams) February 14, 2022
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers settled on blue as well for Bruce Arians’ shower after trouncing the Chiers 31-9 in Super Bowl 55.
Thus, with blue coming up trumps two years in a row, it is no surprise to see a blue Gatorade/Liquid shower favored in Super Bowl betting markets.
As it is, blue is priced at +125 in this prop betting market (bet $100 to win $125).
Reid’s Orange Gatorade Shower
Two other colors top the NFL betting online board as strong alternatives to blue. These are Yellow/Green at +200 (bet $100 to win $200) and Orange at +300 (bet $100 to win $300).
Historically, these are among the most popular colors. However, both orange and yellow/green were featured in these teams’ previous Super Bowl victories.
The Chiefs launched an epic rally, coming back from 20-10 down to defeat the Niners 31-20 in Super Bowl 54.
A bucket of orange Gatorade was summarily dumped on Reid, with tight end Travis Kelce and offensive tackle Cameron Erving and linebacker Damien Wilson doing the heavy lifting.
Andy Reid gets the Gatorade shower for the SuperBowl victory pic.twitter.com/vm3mcTzMxK
— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) February 3, 2020
Former Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson led the Eagles to their first-ever triumph at Super Bowl 52, beating the New England Patriots in a veritable shootout 41-33.
His reward was a yellow Gatorade shower.
The Eagles celebrate victory with two minutes left in the game, giving head coach Doug Pederson a #Gatorade shower #NFCchampionship #com110
Photo Courtesy of Fox Sports: pic.twitter.com/jTuCWU5p4Q
— Thompson Upham-Davis (@Thompson_Upham) January 22, 2018
Why Are Super Bowl-Winning Coaches Drenched? Who Started it?
The Gatorade shower has become a staple of the on-field Super Bowl victory celebration, but why are they drenched in the colorful liquid? What are the origins of the Gatorade shower?
Well, the Gatorade shower itself started as a totally random act that became popularized 37 years ago when Bill Parcells was drenched in the sticky liquid over the course of the 1986 season after each New York Giants win. He became the first Super Bowl-winning coach to get drenched in Gatorade following the Giants’ 39-20 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 21.
Linebacker Harry Carson did the honors and the color chosen was orange.
Therein lie the rudimentary origins of the infamous Gatorade shower. And through emulation in subsequent years, by most of the ensuing Super Bowl champions with a few exceptions, a tradition was inadvertently born.
Gatorade Shower Historical Trends
There is nothing scientific about the Gatorade shower or the decision about which players will do the honor. It’s a random and impulsive act involving a bucket, liquid and some players.
That said, we’ve seen 17 showers in the last 22 Super Bowl games. The “trends” that stand out should be taken with a pinch of salt, but we can see that the least popular color appears to be purple while the most popular color is orange.
- Orange – 5
- White/Clear – 4
- Blue – 3
- Yellow – 3
- Purple – 2
- None – 5
Gatorade Shower Prediction
In the absence of genuine data and statistics, this bet is a total wild card proposition. So have some fun with it and don’t sweat it too much.
Perhaps, knowing which side you are backing to win Super Bowl 57 could help narrow down the color for you.
For instance, orange was the color of choice for the Chiefs previously and yellow/green was the color of choice for the Eagles – two colors that are closest to the franchise’s colors as well.
If your leaning toward the Chiefs, a bet on the orange is worth a flutter. Similarly, if you are leaning towards the Eagles, the yellow/green is a solid option for your Super Bowl picks.
Finally, as far as the players that will do the honors, betting on both the offense and defense at +400 (bet $100 to win $400) is probably the smartest option as it allows you to hedge your bets.
- Pick: Orange +300
- Pick: Both Offense and Defense +400
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.