Dixieland Delight is free!
Since the 2015 season a fan favorite tradition has been absent at Bryant-Denny Stadium, but no longer will that be the case come Saturday night when the Crimson Tide face the Missouri Tigers.
Athletic Director Greg Byrne posted a video on Twitter with Terry Saban, running back Damien Harris, and student body president Price McGiffert announcing the return of the delightful tradition.
“We have a lot of cool traditions at Tuscaloosa, and this is one the team wanted to bring back for good,” Harris said during the video. “We really need your help. I know we can do it right. Keep it clean and keep it classy when we play ‘Dixieland Delight in the fourth quarter.”
The song was removed after additions were made to the lyrics during the sing-along many found offensive.
Smack talk is a football tradition. Rivalries are nothing without smack talk. To keep this tradition some changes are being made to how fans express their feeling for those other guys in the bad colors
“We all agree this is a great song. Follow the video boards during the song so this can stay for the long haul,” Byrne said.
So, Saturday night, sing along. Say “Beat Auburn” instead, and enjoy a grand southern tradition.
(Photo courtesy of the Crimson White)