Former New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen was laid to rest earlier this week after passing away on July 3 at the age of 38 after a brief battle with an infection and other heart-related issue.
In mourning Lorenzen, Drew Franklin of Kentucky Sports Radio, a close personal friend of Jared’s, has shared several interesting stories about his good buddy, including a tidbit about Super Bowl XLII that had never been shared previously.
Franklin told Chad Millman on his Action Network podcast that Lorenzen attempted to give his friends a leg-up on their prop bets ahead of Super Bowl XLII.
“He might have gone over to have a look at the color of the Gatorade on the Patriots’ side and texted his friends what color to bet on that year,” Franklin said with a laugh.
The color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach is one of the most popular prop bets each Super Bowl, and Lorenzen’s friends clearly assumed that both he and the Giants would fall to the then-perfect New England Patriots.
“I think he told them both colors and they just assumed the Patriots were going to win,” Franklin said.
Unfortunately for Lorenzen’s friends, they lost the prop bet as the Giants went on to defeat the Patriots in what is arguably the greatest upset in football history.
Oh, and the Gatorade dumped on head coach Tom Coughlin? It was clear.