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BamaCentral+: Our premium area will include our message board, what we call Talk of the Tide, and our opinion pieces. This includes our Daily Take and the All Things CW regular notes column.
Recruiting: The latest on the next Crimson Tide players, plus everything in league with SI All-American. Tyler Martin oversees the page.
Bama/NFL: The internet's most elaborate database on former Crimson Tide players in the NFL, including weekly updates during the season. Kristi F. Patrick handles the page.
History: Includes the Daily Dose of Crimson Tide and Throwback Thursday. Jimmy Bank is our Crimson Tide historian.
The Saban Files: Charts and stories specific to the coach that can't be found anywhere else, which attempt to clarify his place in college football history. Please credit The Alabama Maven or BamaCentral.com if referring to them.
ASWA: The home of the Alabama Sports Writers Association.
The 4-1-1: The nuts and bolts, including the Crimson Tide's roster, eligibility tracker and depth chart.
About Christopher Walsh
Christopher Walsh has covered Crimson Tide football 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 a seven-time honoree of Football Writers Association of America awards and has won the Herby Kirby Memorial Award, the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s highest honor for story of the year, three times. At the most recent ASWA awards banquet he took home best story on a deadline and enterprise awards, and placed in the top two for best columns for the fifth straight year.
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.
Maven is a coalition of mavens operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising and distribution platform, unified under a single media brand. Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN
Maven’s executive and product teams established themselves years ago as leading pioneers in digital sports by founding Rivals.com and Scout.com and, in the process, revolutionizing college recruiting coverage and online social communities.
The business model of Maven is the same one the founders used to build Rivals and Scout, and marries proven leadership with next-generation technology to create a world-class home for elite, independent publishers and reporters. Maven is partnering exclusively with press-credentialed veterans to leverage the robust platform. In an era where sports journalism has been displaced by direct marketers pitching clickbait, memes and lists, Maven is embracing authenticity and professional reporting direct from the field of play.
In 2019, Maven secured the digital rights to Sports Illustrated.
In late 2020, the Maven team sites were re-branded FanNation.
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- Christopher Walsh