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Chris Lauderback

11W Staff

Columbus, OH

Member since 22 August 2010 | Blog

In the 11W game since November 2006, Chris has seen the site grow from the longer than necessary breast feeding years into the chill bro that you experience today. A lifelong Columbus resident, his love for Ohio State was instilled at an early age by a Pop that spoke of Ohio State football and basketball with a professor's insight creating a passion now channeled through our corner of the Buckeye blogosphere. Taking advantage of not knowingly having children, Chris spends too much time at the golf course, minor league baseball games and hitting concerts in between spending summers watching the New York Yankees.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: It's a tie. I'm a diehard Buckeye and Yankee fan so...
    1. Seeing Ohio State beat Miami for the one and only national title of my lifetime
    1A. Seeing the Yankees win the '96 series. It wasn't the first of my lifetime but the first since I began religiously following them in 1983 when Mattingly was called up for good from Columbus.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Chris Spielman
  • NFL TEAM: None
  • NHL TEAM: I'm supposed to type "Columbus Blue Jackets" here
  • NBA TEAM: None. But I do watch a lot of NBA. I watch players
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees

Recent Activity

Comment 12 Jul 2014

I saw him play but I was young. As for the NFL GM's, I would agree they didn't think he was overrated. That said, I think they were all wrong. Issues or not, during his abbreviated NFL career he completed 45% of his passes for 3 TD and 11 INT. I respect your opinion but I'm guessing you're in a pool of maybe 10% of Buckeye fans who think he's the best QB in school history. 

Comment 21 Jun 2014

Don't know who/how it happened but either the editor or myself accidentally deleted a few paragraphs from the 2002 summary. I wouldn't write about '02 and not include Clarett. Thanks for pointing it out so I could fix. 

Comment 21 Jun 2014

Yeah. I might have undersold him a bit. I guess I always thought he was a little overrated, or at least a little bit frustrating because he would disappear in games. He dominated Jake Long and had three sacks against Michigan plus he had four against Wisconsin so half of his school record total came in two games. On one hand, that's incredible, on the other, 7.5 sacks over the other 11 games is decent but not amazing. Just my .02...

Comment 20 Jun 2014

I hear you, Jim. I didn't mean my comments to come off as harsh. I'm saying "wasted" truly from an evaluation of how a particular kid produced on the field. That said, if you get kicked off the team like Berry and Clarke, I'd still say that's a wasted scholarship. If you transfer either because you weren't good enough to see the field or because you were in the doghouse and on your way out like some of the others in that 2009 class, it's hard to argue that the scholarship wasn't wasted. The point of the article wasn't to infer I could do better. I'm just trying to evaluate the production of each player in each class so I can try to rank them against each other in totality. 

In all sincerity, I'm curious as to what you'd call those besides a waste?