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Chris Lauderback


Columbus, OH

Member since 11 November 2006 | Blog

In the 11W game since November 2006, Chris has seen the site grow from the days of one or two posts to the coverage bonanza 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. When not at home with his lovely wife and daughter, Chris spends time at the golf course, collecting vinyl records and chasing Phish across the country.


  • 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 BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mike Conley or Bill Robinson
  • NFL TEAM: NFL is trash
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs, baby
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees

Recent Activity

Comment 5 hours ago

Doss was definitely considered. I didn't really factor in his coming back for senior year but that was obviously a boss move to come back and deliver a title. Splitting hairs with probably a dozen guys after my first four.

I bet Kurt Kittner has Doss on his list too!

Comment 6 hours ago

Dammit. Kelley was brought up in our Slack discussion by Vico and I flat out forgot to include him in my honorable mention list of guys I did some research on before finally settling on Gradishar in that last spot. Dude looks like he got overcharged for that haircut.

Comment 16 Jun 2017

Fair enough. Kenny was definitely a great shot blocker and I really admire how he developed while he was here. He was also revered as a teammate and person. 

In 3-on-3, I'd still take Dials because he was a more well rounded talent especially offensively but I'll admit "insane" was an erroneous choice of words. 

Comment 15 Jun 2017

Very interesting. That honestly strikes me as insane. I loved Kenny but he was more of a project whereas Dials was a B1G POY. Of course that doesn't matter specifically when you construct a 3-on-3 team but I'm curious as to the 'why' behind your opinion. Care to share?

Comment 09 Jun 2017

I think this is a very good and potentially great hire. Could be a Thad 2.0 type situation (the first 9 years, I mean). 

I also believe he'll be a "do it the right way" guy. 

Mark me down as a fan of this hire. Holtmann was near the top of the original list (the realistic version). 

Comment 01 Jun 2017

Harris was in scope for me. I know he blew up as a senior (273 att, 1,344 yds) but I felt he played too much as a freshman (119 att) and junior (106) to really qualify as a one-hit wonder.

As you said, Jemison and Ellis played too long ago to qualify. I do remember Jemison pretty well. I remember watching replays on PBS when Paul Warfield was the color analyst - loved the way he said Thad's name - don't know why I typed that or why it stuck out but that's first thing I thought of when I read Jemison's name.