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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15 June 2012

Giants rookie receiver Randle patiently waits his turn

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — With the New York Giants working through their last day of veterans minicamp, rookie Rueben Randle stands watching the action, helmetless and arms clasped behind his torso, eagerly shifting back and forth in a small huddle with the other reserve receivers. It’s been just a short stay in the NFL for the Bastrop, La. native so far, but already he’s experienced prolonged delays.

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