Gatorade 50th anniversary: 50 iconic sports moments in one commercial.

Here Are All 50 Iconic Sports Moments in Gatorade’s 50th Anniversary Ad

Here Are All 50 Iconic Sports Moments in Gatorade’s 50th Anniversary Ad

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Dec. 26 2014 3:12 PM

Here Are All 50 Iconic Sports Moments That Appear in Gatorade’s 50th Anniversary Ad

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“50 years of fueling athletes.”

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To celebrate its upcoming 50th anniversary in 2015, Gatorade has released a new commercial featuring 50 iconic moments in sports history. A few of the moments are meta-flashbacks to classic Gatorade ads from the past while others are simply iconic sports clips. In the ad, football players count off 50 pushups as a clip flashes by for each number—“four” for Super Bowl IV, and so on. Some of the numerical connections are stronger than others, but you be the judge. Here's a list of all 50:

  1. The first batch of Gatorade is tested in 1965 at practice by University of Florida football players.
  2. With Derek Jeter’s retirement in 2014, the Yankees retire No. 2 and bid farewell to their last single-digit jersey.
  3. Dwyane Wade locks up his third NBA title with a Game 7 win over the Spurs.
  4. Gatorade appears in 1969’s Super Bowl IV alongside the Kansas City Chiefs.
  5. The Brazil national team has five stars on its shirts for five World Cup championships.
  6. Michael Jordan wins his sixth NBA title.
  7. American hockey player Patrick Kane scores his seventh game-winning playoff goal.
  8. No. 8, Archie Manning.
  9. No. 9, Mia Hamm.
  10. No. 10, Lionel Messi.
  11. The 11 starting players for FC Barcelona line up.
  12. Seattle Seahawks fans display a giant jersey for the “12th Man.”
  13. No. 13, Paul George.
  14. Rookie Jabari Parker scores 14 points for the Milwaukee Bucks in his debut game.
  15. The Alabama Crimson Tide collect their 15th national championship.
  16. No. 16, Joe Montana.
  17. In 2008, the Boston Celtics raise their 17th NBA championship banner.
  18. No. 18, Peyton Manning.
  19. Usain Bolt sets a world record of 19.19 in the 200 meters.
  20. No. 20, Barry Sanders.
  21. The Giants start the tradition of dumping Gatorade on their coach in Super Bowl XXI.
  22. No. 22, Emmitt Smith.
  23. No. 23, Michael Jordan.
  24. At the 2012 Wimbledon, Serena Williams serves 24 aces in a single match.
  25. No. 25, Fred Biletnikoff.
  26. The 26.2 mile Boston Marathon.
  27. The Yankees boast 27 championships.
  28. LaDainian Tomlinson sets the record for most single-season rushing touchdowns, with 28.
  29. J.J. Watt scores a 29-yard touchdown.
  30. Thirty years ago, in 1985, Gatorade establishes the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.
  31. Matt Kenseth gets his 31st win in the Sprint Cup.
  32. No. 32, Franco Harris.
  33. The Lakers notch their 33rd straight win for an NBA record.
  34. No. 34, Bryce Harper.
  35. Cam Newton sets the rookie record for most touchdowns, with 35.
  36. Adam Vinatieri kicks a 48-yard field goal to win Super Bowl XXXVI.
  37. No. 37, Steve Gleason.
  38. Michael Jordan scores 38 points in the Flu Game.
  39. Pat Summit coaches the Lady Vols to a 39–0 season.
  40. Robert Griffin runs 4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.
  41. Peyton Manning is named MVP in Super Bowl XLI.
  42. Baseball honors no. 42, Jackie Robinson.
  43. A player reaches 43 inches in the vertical jump at the NFL Combine.
  44. Spud Webb leaps 44 inches in the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
  45. Michael Jordan returns as No. 45.
  46. Eli Manning is named MVP in Super Bowl XLVI.
  47. No. 47, John Lynch.
  48. Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 team.
  49. The 49ers do the Gatorade dunk.
  50. A shot of the Florida Gators, 50 years after the introduction of Gatorade.

Alison Griswold is a Slate staff writer covering business and economics.