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Kyle Shanahan reveals favorite Gatorade color as bettors pry for Super Bowl 2024 insight

As veteran sports bettors know, you can bet on anything and everything during Super Bowl week. 

Perhaps the silliest prop bet of all is the color of the traditional post-game Gatorade bath, which is typically dumped on the head coach of the winning team.

And this week, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan may have tipped his hand on what that color may be if San Francisco emerges victorious Sunday

“I like orange,” Shanahan said when asked what his favorite Gatorade flavor was during a press conference Monday. 

But orange Gatorade is not what he drinks on the sidelines. 

“Water,” Shanahan said after he was asked a follow-up question about what he drinks on game day.

Perhaps thanks to Shanahan’s comments, orange (+300) is the favorite to be the first color dumped on the winning head coach after the game at FanDuel Sportsbook


Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs (L) and head coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers meet on stage during Super Bowl LVIII Opening Night. Getty Images

Blue, which was used by the Rams in 2022 and the Buccaneers in 2021, is the second favorite (+370) color on FanDuel’s odds board. 

Purple was poured on Andy Reid when the Chiefs topped the Eagles during last year’s Super Bowl. Purple is tied with Yellow/Green at +390, the third-best odds. 

Water/clear, Shanahan’s gameday drink of choice, is +750, the lowest odds offered by FanDuel. 

Some money has come in on the clear/water option as The Post pointed out that water was poured in Shanahan’s only liquid shower as an NFL head coach in 2017.

Orange has been used in the Gatorade shower five times since 2001, the most of any color, according to BetMGM Sportsbook.


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Red/Pink is sitting at +550 to be the Gatorade color, but if recent history is any indication that won’t be the pick. 

Since 2001, red/pink has never been used in the postgame bath. 

There’s also a shot that there is no Gatorade shower at all, which would then result in a void of all bets at FanDuel on the prop.