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|Bill Parcells gets the Gatorade treatment at the end of Super Bowl XXI.|
"At some point someone was going to ask Coach Parcells if he heard from Gatorade," Schmidt said. So Schmidt sent a letter to Carson and Parcells. Enclosed in each was a $1,000 Brooks Brothers gift certificate.
|Pete Carroll has gotten a Gatorade bath, too.|
"It was cheap advertising for Gatorade," Carson said. WHO REALLY DUNKED FIRST?
With time still on the clock but the Bears safely assured of clinching the NFC Central division title, Steve McMichael held Bears coach Mike Ditka while Hampton and fellow teammate Mike Singletary moved in. "I stood in front of him as the game was still going on, and he was protesting, 'Get away from me,'" McMichael wrote in his recently published book. "He couldn't figure out why I was talking to him when he was trying to run a game. I actually had to grab his shoulders and hold him, and Dan came from behind and just doused him. That's when the Gatorade baths started." Perhaps Hampton's mistake was that he and his teammates didn't perform the act again when the Bears thrashed the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl that same year. "What were we going to say?" Hampton said to the Daily Herald. "We should have been back there in 1986 winning our second straight Super Bowl. Were we going to whine about the Gatorade thing?"  Arvia, Phil and Steve McMichael. "Steve McMichael's Tales from the Chicago Bears sideline." Sports Publishing. Pg. 75-76., 2004.  Rozner, Barry. "Hampton robbed of credit for inventing 'Gatorade Dunk.' Daily Herald. Nov. 25, 1999. Pg. 1 Excerpted from First in Thirst: How Gatorade Turned The Science of Sweat Into A Cultural Phenomenon by Darren Rovell. Copyright 2006 Darren Rovell. Published by AMACOM books, a division of American Management Association, New York, NY. Used with permission. All rights reserved. http://www.amacombooks.org.