Roll Tide is the rallying cry for the Alabama Crimson Tide athletic teams. The trademark to the phrase is claimed by the University of Alabama, with licensing and marketing by The Collegiate Licensing Company.
Crimson Tide football fans originally used this term because the team's success was so frequent.
listen to a clip from the score of the 1995 film Crimson Tide.
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"Roll Tide" is also the name of a dramatic piece of orchestral music that was composed by Hans Zimmer for the 1995 Hollywood Pictures film Crimson Tide. Most of film's setting is aboard the USS Alabama, an Ohio-class nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine.
- Davis, Terry (1999). Roll Tide: The Alabama Crimson Tide Story. Creative Education. p. 3. ISBN 0-88682-975-5.
- Moran, Malcolm (January 2, 1993). "Roll Tide! Alabama Dethrones No. 1 Miami". The New York Times. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
- Faulk, Kent (November 17, 2013). "'Rammer Jammer,' 'Roll Tide' and 41 other things that University of Alabama can sue you over". AL.com (Advance Publications). Retrieved May 17, 2014.
- "Licensing". The Official Home of The University of Alabama Athletics: Crimson Tide (www.rolltide.com). The University of Alabama. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
- Shula, Mike (2006). Game Day: Alabama Football: The Greatest Games, Players, Coaches and Teams in the Glorious Tradition of Crimson Tide Football. Triumph Books. p. 107. ISBN 1572438800.