Super Bowl Gatorade Color Odds: Which Color Will Win in 2023?

Eddie Griffin

In American sports, the Gatorade shower is a major part of championship celebrations or celebrating big wins.

The Gatorade shower is seen mostly frequently in college sports, but the most famous Gatorade shower occurs at the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl Gatorade shower has the notoriety it does not only because the Super Bowl is such a major event, but also because of the betting interest it generates.

On February 12, we will see either Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs or Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles get the victory shower that awaits the Super Bowl-winning coach.

But which color will it be on Super Bowl Sunday this year? Here’s a look at the favorites.

Super Bowl 57 Gatorade Color Odds

Here are the latest 2023 Gatorade color odds courtesy of FanDuel:

  • Yellow/Green/Lime -135
  • Orange +260
  • Blue +550
  • Red/Pink +950
  • Clear/Water +1000
  • Purple +1000

Odds are as of Sunday, February 12, 2023.

Lime/green/yellow and orange being the atop the odds is no surprise, given the Super Bowl 57 matchup.

When the Chiefs last won the Super Bowl three years ago, orange was the winning Gatorade color, while yellow was the winning color when the Eagles last won the Super Bowl five years ago.

What Was the Winning Super Bowl Gatorade Color in 2022?

As the Rams celebrated their 23-20 Super Bowl win over the Bengals on Sunday evening at SoFi Stadium, Rams coach Sean McVay was drenched in blue Gatorade.

After being bumped from second to third in the Gatorade color odds in the days leading up to the Super Bowl 56, blue comes out on top, providing a nice win for bettors.

Color of Gatorade in Past Super Bowls (Since 2002)

Super Bowl Gatorade Shower Colors: 2002-Present
  • 2022: Blue (Winning Team: Los Angeles Rams)
  • 2021: Blue (Winning Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 2020: Orange (Winning Team: Kansas City Chiefs)
  • 2019: Blue (Winning Team: New England Patriots)
  • 2018: Yellow (Winning Team: Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 2017: None (Winning Team: New England Patriots)
  • 2016: Orange (Winning Team: Denver Broncos)
  • 2015: Blue (Winning Team: New England Patriots)
  • 2014: Orange (Winning Team: Seattle Seahawks)
  • 2013: None (Winning Team: Baltimore Ravens)
  • 2012: Purple (Winning Team: New York Giants)
  • 2011: Orange (Winning Team: Green Bay Packers)
  • 2010: Orange (Winning Team: New Orleans Saints)
  • 2009: Yellow (Winning Team: Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 2008: Clear (Winning Team: New York Giants)
  • 2007: Clear (Winning Team: Indianapolis Colts)
  • 2006: Clear (Winning Team: Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 2005: Clear (Winning Team: New England Patriots)
  • 2004: None (Winning Team: New England Patriots)
  • 2003: Purple (Winning Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 2002: None (Winning Team: New England Patriots)

It may or may not be relevant, but there is something worth noting. In the two-decade stretch above, three Super Bowls ended in “walk-off” fashion: 2002 (Super Bowl XXXVI), 2004 (Super Bowl XXXVIII), and 2017 (Super Bowl LI).

In each win–all by the Patriots–no Gatorade shower occurred, rendering color bets a push.

“None” is not offered as a Gatorade color betting option, but with that pattern and NFL playoff results in mind, should it be? Perhaps.

Where to Bet on the Super Bowl Gatorade Color

Not every state that offers legal sports betting offers the option to bet on the winning Super Bowl Gatorade color. But here are some of the sportsbooks where you can make Gatorade color bets, depending on which state you are in.

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Super Bowl Gatorade Shower History

The Gatorade shower first started during the 1984 NFL season, and it is fair to assume that the alleged originator would not have expected to see it become what it is now.

Prior to an NFC East rivalry showdown between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins (now the Washington Commanders) in Week 9 of the 1984 season, Giants head coach Bill Parcells reportedly and repeatedly needled nose tackle Jim Burt about how Washington’s Pro Bowl center, Jeff Bostic, was going to have the best of him.

The Giants handily dispatched their rivals 37-13, and Burt enlisted the services of future Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson to surprise Parcells with America’s favorite sports drink.

The Gatorade shower did not become a part of Super Bowl lore until the 1986 season, however.

That season, Parcells received a dousing after all 17 of the Giants’ wins, including their 39-20 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI.

Some years have not featured a Super Bowl Gatorade shower due to weather or other circumstances.

Mostly recently, when the New England Patriots famously rallied from a 28-3 deficit and defeated the Atlanta Falcons in overtime in Super Bowl 51 in 2017, Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not receive the traditional ambush.

How to Bet the Right Gatorade Color

When you are making your Super Bowl LVII bets and trying to determine what color of Gatorade you think will be part of the championship celebrations, there are no tried and true tips to follow.

The best advice is to not take Gatorade betting seriously. There are many serious Super Bowl betting options, but this is not one of them. Have fun with it. And if you have a rooting interest in the game, hopefully both your team and bets win.

Which way should you lean with your Super Bowl 57 Gatorade color bets?

In recent Super Bowls, orange tops the list, with their five appearances coming in the past 13 games. However, blue has been the most popular color recently, getting the honors three times in four years.

The betting favorite is not always the way to go. Nor is aligning with team colors. But there are compelling reasons to bet for both of the leading favorites.

Having the knowledge of what color Gatorade the teams use would be helpful, but that info is hard to find.

Even if that information was available, it would seem likely that teams would use a different color than usual, given that it’s no secret that people love to bet on the Super Bowl Gatorade color.

Could This Year’s Super Bowl Gatorade Color Result Throw Up Another Surprise?

Could we see another surprise Gatorade color result?

Blue wasn’t the favorite in 2021 or 2022 but came out on top.

How about red? It is certainly long overdue to have a place in the Super Bowl spotlight, and its place on the list makes it a very intriguing choice.

Sure, red liquids are renowned for the stains they leave, but that shouldn’t matter much in this context, and fruit punch has long been one of the most popular Gatorade flavors.

Of course, flavor popularity is meaningless with regards to Super Bowl Gatorade color betting. But it is as deserving to be the color of champions as any of the other colors.

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Super Bowl Gatorade Color FAQ

When was the first Super Bowl Gatorade shower?
The first Super Bowl Gatorade shower took place after the New York Giants defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI.
Who was the first coach to get a Gatorade bath at the Super Bowl?
New York Giants coach Bill Parcells received the first Super Bowl Gatorade shower following the Giants’ Super Bowl XXI win over the Denver Broncos.
What was the winning Gatorade color at last year's Super Bowl?
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay was showered with blue Gatorade after the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.

Eddie Griffin

Eddie Griffin has been writing about and betting on sports for over a decade. He joined the ranks of Betting News as a content manager. For more of his thoughts on sports and sports betting, you can follow him on Twitter.

Eddie Griffin has been writing about and betting on sports for over a decade. He joined the ranks of Betting News as a content manager. For more of his thoughts on sports and sports betting, you can follow him on Twitter.