The ‘Roll Tide’ Heard Nation Wide in Prime Time

Last night  the new show NCIS: New Orleans spiced things up a bit by throwing in some good ole college rivalry talk.  One of the lead characters is played by none other than Lucas Black, a fellow Alabamian.

You maybe asking “What the heck does this have to do with Alabama Football?!”  Well, let me explain:

Through the entire show, Lucas’s character talks about how his alma mater is the University of Alabama and even gives a “Roll Tide” quite proudly!   What makes that even more amusing is that the scene is set deep in LSU territory.

Lucas preps us for this "Roll Tide" heard around the world

Lucas preps us for this “Roll Tide” heard around the world

I have always loved Lucas because he is from my state and he doesn’t even attempt to hide his accent, he has even turned down roles that have asked him to do that.  My favorite quote of the entire night was this:

“They’ll say drinking and tatting don’t mix. That’s how I got a tattoo of Big Al on my derriere. Roll tide!”

Then he went on to explain to his co-worker that Big Al was the school mascot.

According to Lucas, he still watches Alabama football every weekend and getting to say “Roll Tide” on the episode was quite a treat for him as he flashes his great smile.

His twitter bio reads “Southern by the grace of God”

Amen Lucas, Amen.

And Roll Tide!

About Tracie Marcum (139 Articles)
Tracie's favorite things in the world are writing, photography and football. She has been lucky enough to have been able to pursue her dreams that involve all of these. Tracie is the Director, Contributor Relations lead and Development liason as well as sports writer for She has had the opportunity to work at the world's most renowned and respected sports magazine, Sports Illustrator in New York City as Picture Editor. Tracie travels far and wide to search for the best stories, the best pictures and the best fashion available to be able to contribute all of her talents to the audience. is a site by women for women - it's THE "Girls Guide to Game Day" Roll Tide!

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