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Rob Lowe on 2013 Iron Bowl: ‘Steely Dan are officially rewriting lyrics to ‘Deacon Blues’

Beginning to think that mining celebrity tweets for reaction to the greatest sports OMG in history could really be its own separate branch of 2014 Iron Bowlology.

A few weeks back we found Justin Timberlake’s. Now we’ve been alerted to Rob Lowe’s, notable not for relishing the once-in-a-lifetime of it all, but for taking a jab at Alabama, which they call the Crimson Tide:

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Actually, if Steely Dan really wanted to shame the Tide after the game, they’d keep “Deacon Blues” the way it was and just belt it a little louder and give the audience a little history behind it while they tuned.

“Where did you get the line ‘They call Alabama the Crimson Tide/Call me Deacon Blues’?” Rolling Stone or someone asked Steely Dan member Donald Fagen a few years back.

“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!”

And @AU_History delivers this gem from a turn-of-the-century issue of the Birmingham News.
And @AU_History delivers this gem from a turn-of-the-century issue of the Birmingham News.

h/t Jill Chastain

Related: Justin Timberlake reacts to Iron Bowl on Twitter.

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