Christopher J. Walsh has been an award-winning sports journalist since 1990, and currently covers University of Alabama football for the Tuscaloosa News. Previous beats include the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League, and Major League Baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks. The writer/columnist has been twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and 2005 helped the Tuscaloosa News earn a First Amendment Award (formerly Freedom of Information Award) from the Associated Press Managing Editors. He's won numerous awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors, Alabama Managing Editors, and Alabama Press Association. Previous books include Crimson Storm Surge: Alabama Football Then and Now, No Time Outs: What It's Really Like to Be a Sportswriter Today, and Where Football Is King: A History of the SEC.