The Gatorade Shower: The victory ritual that can’t be ducked
In ancient Rome, successful military commanders were honored with the Roman Triumph, a ceremonial celebration granted by the senate and involving elaborate animal sacrifice, the burning of incense and a procession in which the victor was showered with flowers tossed by adoring crowds. Rituals of victory are necessary rites in a society, as we feel compelled to note this week, the sanctified American Running of the Bowls. The rite by which we honor our heroes is dumping Gatorade on their heads.
It is cold, says Dan Mullen, the head coach at Mississippi State and, after his 23-17 victory over Wake Forest at the Music City Bowl, a dumpee. It is really, really cold, depending on how they hit you. If it ricochets off your jacket, you're okay. But if you ever get it down the neck, it's no good.
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"The Gatorade Shower: The victory ritual that can’t be ducked", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 25/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/the-ga-tor-ade-shower-the-victory-ritual-that-can-t-be-ducked