JichaelDick wrote:I always heard that it was because they enjoyed watching 'Bama football in the late '70s. Then again, my sources are Tide propagandists, so take it with a grain of salt.
no, this is not true at all. but they dodnt call bama fans racists. but check it.
It was originally speculated that the song was written about the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, but in a Rolling Stone interview, Donald Fagen said "Walter and I had been working on that song at a house in Malibu. I played him that line, and he said, "You mean it's like, 'They call these cracker assholes this grandiose name like the Crimson Tide, and I'm this loser, so they call me this other grandiose name, Deacon Blues?' " And I said, "Yeah!" He said, "Cool! Let's finish it!"