Christopher Walsh

Christopher Walsh

Christopher Walsh is the founder and publisher of BamaCentral, which first published in 2018. He's covered the Crimson Tide since 2004, and is the author of 26 books including Decade of Dominance, 100 Things Crimson Tide Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, Nick Saban vs. College Football, and Bama Dynasty: The Crimson Tide's Road to College Football Immortality. He's an eight-time honoree of Football Writers Association of America awards and three-time winner of the Herby Kirby Memorial Award, the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s highest writing honor for story of the year. In 2022, he was named one of the 50 Legends of the ASWA. Previous beats include the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, along with Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks. Originally from Minnesota and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, he currently resides in Tuscaloosa.

Crimson Tikes: Slow as Molasses
All Things Bama

Crimson Tikes: Slow as Molasses

A different way of looking at all things Alabama athletics through the eyes of Anthony Sisco.

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Jan 7, 2010; Pasadena, CA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban holds up the Coaches Trophy as running back Mark Ingram (right) looks on after defeating the Texas Longhorns 37-21 in the 2010 BCS national championship game at the Rose Bowl.
Football

The Saban 250: The Official Rankings Cheat Sheet

BamaCentral marks the end of the Nick Saban coaching era with the definitive rankings of his top 250 players with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Nov 28, 2015; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (2) races past Auburn Tigers defenders and scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter to beat the Auburn Tigers 29-13 Jordan Hare Stadium.
Football

The Saban 250: It's Henry the Great at No. 1

BamaCentral marks the end of the Nick Saban coaching era with the definitive rankings of his top 250 players with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Sep 29, 2007; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban during the first quarter against the Florida State Seminoles at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.
Football

What's Changed During Nick Saban's Coaching Reign at Alabama? Almost Everything

BamaCentral wraps up its series looking back at the Crimson Tide’s last coaching transition with Nick Saban’s arrival in 2007.

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Nov 26, 2010; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide receiver Julio Jones (8) avoids the tackle of Auburn Tiger safety Mike McNeil (26) during the first half at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Football

The Saban 250, 6-10: The Great Debate, Julio Jones vs. DeVonta Smith

BamaCentral marks the end of the Nick Saban coaching era with the definitive rankings of his top 250 players with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Jan 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Mac Jones (10) celebrates with the CFP National Championship trophy after beating the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
Football

The Saban 250, 11-15: Who had the Better Alabama Career, AJ McCarron or Mac Jones?

BamaCentral marks the end of the Nick Saban coaching era with the definitive rankings of his top 250 players with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Jan 1, 2021; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris (22) jumps over Notre Dame Fighting Irish cornerback Nick McCloud (4) in the first quarter during the Rose Bowl at AT&T Stadium.
Football

The Saban 250, 16-20: 'When All Of Us Are Freaks, We’re All Good'

BamaCentral marks the end of the Nick Saban coaching era with the definitive rankings of his top 250 players with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts and Nick Saban after the SEC Championship Game in December 2018.
Football

The Saban 250, 21-25: The Crimson Tide's Quarterback Competition for the Ages

BamaCentral marks the end of the Nick Saban coaching era with the definitive rankings of his top 250 players with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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East Rutherford, NJ August 26, 2023 -- Quinnen Williams of the Jets reacts to a sack in the first half. The NY Jets against the NY Giants on August 26, 2023 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, as the rivals play their final preseason game before the start of the NFL season.
Bama/NFL

Bama in the NFL: Active Crimson Tide Players by Team, Position

How many former Alabama Crimson Tide players are in the NFL? The number changes on a regular basis, and for years BamaCentral kept with the Ultimate Bama in the NFL Database:

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Dec 31, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Huskies running back Myles Gaskin (9) is stopped by Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster (10) during the first quarter in the 2016 CFP Semifinal at the Georgia Dome.
Football

The Saban 250: 26-30 Features a Pair of Beasts, Reuben Foster and Landon Collins

BamaCentral marks the end of the Nick Saban coaching era with the definitive rankings of his top 250 players with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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Sep 25, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders defensive tackle Daron Payne (94) celebrates with Commanders defensive tackle Jonathan Allen (93) after a safety against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField.
Bama/NFL

Bama in the NFL: Contracts, Salaries and Status of Former Crimson Tide Players

The Ultimate Bama in the NFL database includes a status breakdown for every former Crimson Tide player in the league.

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Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley (3) stiff arms LSU defensive back Dwayne Thomas (13) as he runs up the sidelines during the first half of Alabama's game with LSU in Tiger Stadium Saturday, November 5, 2016.
Football

The Saban 250: 31-35 Calvin Ridley had Hand in Alabama Becoming WRU

BamaCentral marks the end of the Nick Saban coaching era with the definitive rankings of his top 250 players with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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