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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 Sep 2014

I don't know that I would describe any of my printed thoughts as "brutal" but I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That said, I don't think I typed anything in there based on emotion and much of my thoughts here echo what I typed in Five Things which is much more susceptible to emotion since I write it almost immediately after the game. I do believe this team is capable of being "pretty good" and certainly good enough to win what we all know is a mediocre conference. I just don't know if that will be good enough to be playoff worthy unless top teams in either the Big 12 or Pac-whatever really stumble. I don't know that I would characterize that as a "gloomy" prediction. I think many level headed people could see Ohio State being left out of a playoff even if they win the league. I have no problem owning those thoughts should OSU run the table in impressive fashion. In fact, I hope it happens because at heart, I'm just as big an OSU fan as anyone on here. Just trying to be objective as possible. After seeing a couple games, I just happen to believe we are more likely to be a year away from being playoff worthy than being playoff worthy this year. But that's why the play the games.

Also, I don't think I suggested "a lot" of kids are a product of the OSU hype machine. At least I didn't intend to. I was trying to draw simlarity in how the staff and fans (myself included) had high hopes for a kid like Dontre last year and he really didn't live up to the hype and that Ezekiel could find himself in that situation this year. That doesn't mean either one won't be a great player, just that the hype exceeded the results last year for Dontre and it could happen to EZE this year. I did also touch on Urban blowing smoke all the time when he drools about guys like Dixon/Kwon only to leave them off the field and how that is particularly frustrating.

Comment 03 Sep 2014

Happened to me last year. The people behind me straight lost their minds because I was standing during 3rd downs and other key moments. Once their lungs gave out, they tracked down an usher and a cop. Neither could show me where on the back of my ticket stub it said I don't have a right to stand up. We agreed to disagree and I do admit that I stood up less - not to give in - but because it was impossible to enjoy the game with folks screaming at me from behind. I've been to the Shoe roughly 10 times and never once did it not suck. Call it bad luck on seats or whatever but for me, there is nothing more overrated than a football Saturday in the Shoe and that's tough to type because I love the program as much as anyone.

Comment 15 Aug 2014

One of my dudes at work is a big ND fan. Of course, when he heard the news he started popping off about those four starters booted off the team would be Dean's list at OSU. I had to correct him noting, if those four dudes were at OSU, they wouldn't be starters. 

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.