Gators are a interesting bunch. They live in a hot humid place and are difficult to find outside of Florida. I mean the most famous gator is obviously Tim Tebow.
So a lot of people drink Gatorade. But half of them probably don't know much about it.
Gatorade was originally invented for the Florida Gators. They need a sports drink that could rehydrate and replenish lost electrolytes. So a company decided to create a sports drink for them. Eventually as the drink gained popularity the demand for it increased and it began to branch out. Gatorade became a very successful sports drink and now is probably the most recognized sport drink in America.
So there you have it a very short and simplified history of Gatorade.