With temperatures expected to be frosty for Super Bowl Sunday, there should be no issue in keeping the Gatorade cool on the sidelines.
Whether or not Denver Broncos coach John Fox or Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is doused in the middle of MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., remains to be seen.
Oddsmakers have opened the Super Bowl Gatorade prop with Clear/Water as the favorite color liquid to be dumped on whoever ends up being the winning coach. The next three favorites are Orange, Yellow, Red, Blue and Green.
What hasn't appeared is a line on whether a Gatorade bath will even be dumped on a coach, which might make for a better wager considering the weather.
Although history reveals the chance for sub-freezing temperatures—like the ones currently blanketing the Northeast region—is low, the climatological odds favor extreme temperatures for Feb. 2. Meteorologists forecast temperatures in the eastern U.S. will average 8 degrees below normal right through Feb. 1, the day before the title game.
Only three winning coaches have avoided having Gatorade dumped on their head over the last 13 Super Bowls. The following is a breakdown of the Super Bowl's post-game Gatorade bath colors: Clear (4), None (3), Purple (2), Yellow (2) and Orange (2).
If in fact there is no post-game Gatorade bath for the winning coach, all bets are off.
The Super Bowl line remained unchanged with the Denver Broncos favored by 2.5 points against the Seattle Seahawks.
Super Bowl 47 – No Gatorade Shower
Super Bowl 46 – Color: Purple
Super Bowl 45 – Color: Orange
Super Bowl 44 – Color: Orange
Super Bowl 43 – Color: Yellow
Super Bowl 42 – Color: Clear
Super Bowl 41 – Color: Clear
Super Bowl 40 – Color: Clear
Super Bowl 39 – Color: Clear
Super Bowl 38 – No Gatorade Shower
Super Bowl 37 – Color: Purple
Super Bowl 36 – No Gatorade Shower
Super Bowl 35 – Color: Yellow