The Gatorade Shower Debate is now closed.
Reader Bob Gassel has settled all with his discovery of Dan Hampton and mates dumping their orange Gatorade container over one Mike Ditka in the wake of the Bears 34-3 crush of the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 25, 1984 the game that clinched the NFC Central for the Bears in Ditkas third season.
Bob pegged it right: at 18:20 of the NFL Films recap of the Bears 1984 season, narrated by Pat Summerall.
Steve Sabol and father Ed did so much to film and preserve NFL history. Steve told the New York Times that there was no evidence on any of their NFL Films of the 84 Bears dousing of Ditka.
They were better than they realized.