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Roll Tide (or Roll Tide Roll) 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.
In popular culture
- "Roll Tide" is 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.
- "Roll Tide" is the name of a song by the California based American folk-rock band Dawes on their studio album We're All Gonna Die which was released in September, 2016. The song is a melancholy lamentation about love, forgiveness, and reconciliation; it alludes to the Alabama Crimson Tide rallying cry and to the state of Alabama itself, but it also draws upon a more literal, water-based metaphor relating to the word "tide".
- On 3 mega popular wrestling podcasts, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard with former WWE on air talent and producer Bruce Prichard, What Happened When with former WCW lead commentator Tony Schiavone and 83 Weeks with former WCW Executive VP Eric Bischoff, (which all share the same host, Alabama resident Conrad Thompson) use the phrase frequently on their shows in place of other filler phrases. Like referring to a very attractive woman, “How roll tide was Tammy Sytch in 1996?” or when something is a more positive answer than he expected, “Oh, that really happened? Roll tide!”
- The phrase is used humorously in response to references to incest or to denote the same, owing to Alabama's association with the practice of cousin marriage
- 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.
- "Roll Tide Lyrics".
- Flanagan, Ben (2016-09-23). "Listen to Los Angeles folk rock band Dawes' sweet new Alabama-inspired song 'Roll Tide'".
- Lombardi, Matt (2015-05-21). "Alabama Man Writes "She's Not My Sister, Roll Tide!" On Honeymoon Car". College Spun. Archived from the original on 2015-05-24. Retrieved 2018-01-09.