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I see Bama hats and Bama shirts all over the place (I live in Nashville and travel a fair amount for work) and if I say "Roll Tide" to someone it almost never gets a response... It irks me I guess because I always get pumped up when I get a roll tide on the street...
Anyone else get irritated by that?
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What's sad is the guy I saw yesterday. We've worked at the same hospital for years. Yesterday, I get off work and go to the gym and he walks in with a ND hat on for the 1st time. Guess he has to dig deep in the closet for that one.
I am sure that Alabama now has it's fair share of bandwagon fans, but I have had somewhere around 25-30 friends I attended UA with that have moved to Nashville. A lot of recent grads are moving to the Music City lately. Can't blame them, Nashville is pretty awesome and I am proud to be a native Nashvillian.
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The only appropriate response when one bama man/woman initiates another bama man/woman with a roll tide, is the phrase Roll Tide!
If I say roll tide to someone and don't get one back it just makes me mad, and I always yell back "sidewalker"
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Not responding back is simply unacceptable.
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I actually live in the Nashville area (Spring Hill) and have been out in downtown, west end, green hills and noticed a fair amount of people wearing Bama stuff. I have said Roll Tide to multiple people and they all just look at me with a deer in the headlights look.
Nashville is awesome! It's my favorite city to visit for a fun weekend.
To be fair, I have been deep in thought, having a bad day, or some other thing going on and I have been surprised by someone saying Roll Tide and been embarrassed at my lack of an appropriate Roll Tide response. I have only done that a time or two but it was unexpected and at a random time and place.
I think you are on to something with this (atleast in Tennessee) I am originally from B'ham and moved up to Murfreesboro 3 yrs ago for school and I have never said "Roll Tide" to so many people who are wearing bama gear to only receive an awkward look.... To which I most often reply with, "Oh you must just like the colors..?" I don't get it.... I have had this conversation with several people who have had mixed responses here in TN..... But, I was told by several individuals recently that they got and gave more 'roll tides' than they could count while shopping at the Oprey Land Mall. So.. maybe there's hope after all..... ROLL TIDE!!!
The awkward look you get from some folks in return is the worst. The. Worst.
I don't mind as long as they acknowledge you with a smile, wink, thumbs up, butt-slap, anything. But don't act like I'm some hoodrat who's about to attack you. Either know your role when you're wearing the colors or go cheer for someone else. I don't have to get a "roll tide" back, but you need to appreciate the gesture.
FWIW - absolutely nothing is better than walking around in your Bama gear in an airport when you're on your way to/from a Bama win. For a long time, I wore Bama stuff in shame during the Shula years knowing I'd be mocked, smirked at, or the like.
I feel a foot taller walking around when we're on a roll like this one. People know what's up. I even get unsolicited Roll Tides from fans in opposing team's clothing on occasion now. We're the "it" team.
I don't know why people don't say roll tide back. I was in columbia,sc over the weekend and was wearing my bama gear in a store and got one roll tide. Of course I said it back.
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