Gatorade Bath

Submitted by Blazefire on January 7th, 2010 at 1:04 PM

After watching the bowl season, I have a question, regarding the age old Gatorade bath.

I noticed that when Iowa won, Kirk Ferentz got doused in yellow, presumably lemon-lime gatorade. When Florida beat Cinci, it was blue gatorade.

My question is, do teams determine what flavor of gatorade to serve based on which flavor matches their school colors for a gatorade bath?



January 7th, 2010 at 1:22 PM ^

I would imagine the training staff has the ultimate authority, but that the coaches or players give them input. I wouldn't be surprised if multiple flavors were available at most big colleges. Water and Gatorade packages are such a minuscule part of the budget and all.


January 7th, 2010 at 1:33 PM ^

Gatorade has elite products that are available to certian teams-i know michigan uses their protein drinks-so I am assuming that they use this special formula of Gatorade and those are the flavors that they have. If they dont use these special ones, it seems orange, lemon lime, and glacier freeze (light blue) seem to be the popular choices for flavors

Simi Maquoketa

January 7th, 2010 at 1:40 PM ^

I believe--and correct me if I'm wrong, that George Allen died from pneumonia a couple weeks after being doused with ice-gatorade (or water). And I noticed: No Gatorade over the head for Joe Paterno.

There's no question that when Michigan wins the NC next year, Rodriguez and Barwis need to have a vat of chocolate milk dumped on them. How fitting would that be?

I can only imagine how funny it would be if some jokester replaced Gatorade with battery acid one of these years. Oh, th hilarity that would ensue!

Talk about being Punk'D!

Simi Maquoketa

January 7th, 2010 at 2:18 PM ^

At a weekend show at the local Laugh Shack with a checklist for the jokes:

Hmmm...Drug humor? Do you know how many people die from overdosing?

Hmmmm....political humor? Making fun of MY president?

Hmmmm...relationship humor? I had a girl dump me in high school, and a lot of people are alone and lonely

Hmmm...Airport humor? My Uncle Doofy is a pilot and we take aviation service VERY seriously

Hmmmm...Sex humor? I'm a virgin, and many people are saving themselves for marriage

Hmmm...Education humor? Making fun of school? Does this idiot know that half of American Adults can't read?

Son of a bitch--everybody here is laughing! I'm gonna have to put them ALL on report!


January 7th, 2010 at 2:24 PM ^

I think it would be more entertaining for the losing coach to get doused by the Gatorade. "Oh well, that's a four game losing streak for Coach Smith. You know what's coming now..Ohhh they got him with the LemonBerry. Maybe he'll do a better job next week."


January 7th, 2010 at 2:33 PM ^

You were only partially correct, however, in remembering how George Allen died. Long Beach State won their last three games (all nail-biters) to get to 6-5.

After beating UNLV in the finale, he got a ice water bath. He joked that they couldn't afford Gatorade.

Allen got sick shortly after the game (mid-November) and never really got better. He ended up catching pneumonia and died on New Year's Eve.


January 7th, 2010 at 5:44 PM ^

There should be an unofficial rule that if it's too cold for short sleeves, the players shouldn't dump Gatorade on the coach. I mean really, we're talking about men mostly in their 50s and 60s here; dumping an huge jug of ice-cold liquid on them in cold weather is a great way to make them ill.