When it comes to equipment and apparel, no single brand dominates the world of sports. Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Puma, Umbro, Under Armour, Majestic—they’ve all got pieces of the lucrative pie. But when it comes to sports drinks, there is Gatorade, and then there is everyone else.
In the U.S., the Pepsi-owned “Thirst Quencher” has 75% of the market, meaning you’ll see it at just about every pro or college sports event you watch on television. The beverage is simply woven into the very fabric of our sports culture.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I have no idea. It probably doesn’t really matter—unless you’re the CEO of Coca-Cola. But I do know one thing: over the years, there have been a number of funny sports moments in which Gatorade has played a part. Football players dump the stuff on their coach after a big win, and Gatorade coolers often receive the brunt of a baseball player’s frustration in the dugout.
Today, inspired by a gatorade-related blooper from earlier in the week, we’ve got a list of 23 funny GIFs involving the most popular beverage in sports.