Larry, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Subj: Hitting the showers
Hey Ry Guy, who was the first coach to receive a Gatorade shower?
Great question, Larry! Former Giants coach Bill Parcells became the first recipient of a “Gatorade Dunk” in 1985 when linebacker Harry Carson and defensive tackle Jim Burt doused him following a victory against the Redskins. “I agreed to do it,'' Carson says. “But I said, ‘Jimmy, we have to wait until he takes his headphones off.’ We had no idea what the electrical currents might do to him. As soon as he took his headphones off, we hit him with the Gatorade.” The trend quickly caught on around the nation and it’s now an even surer sign of victory than seeing Scott Pollard on the court for the Celtics.