Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

23 November 2015

How the Gatorade Shower was Born


He’d been coach Bill Parcells’ whipping boy in the media all week, so when his New York Giants were just two minutes from completing a 37-13 blowout of the rival Washington Redskins on Oct. 28, 1984, nose tackle Jim Burt decided it was time to get even. The 6-foot-1, 260-pound player grabbed one of the big orange Gatorade buckets from a sideline table, sneaked up behind Parcells and giddily dumped it over his head. The unsuspecting victim was soaked from headphones to toes, and Burt had unwittingly inaugurated a sports tradition: the game-ending Gatorade shower.

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22 August 2008

Ricky Rushing to Rehab Rep

ricky williams

What’s the saying about fooling me once being your fault, and twice being mine?

I’m pretty that’s at least one of the platitudes that Dubya stumbled over, but apparently he’s not the only one.

Reports out of Miami Dolphins camp say that as of Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, Ricky Williams – yes, that Ricky Williams – has been named the No. 1 tailback on their 2009 depth chart. The team’s official Web site also confirms that Williams has displaced last year’s starter, former-Auburn standout Ronnie Brown.

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