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Chris Lauderback

Staff

Columbus, OH

Member since 11 November 2006 | 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: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: None. But I do watch a lot of NBA.
  • MLB TEAM: New York Yankees
  • SOCCER TEAM: Yawn

Recent Activity

Comment 27 Jan 2016

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Comment 20 Dec 2015

I can only speak for myself but I think I've been generally positive about the hoops team. Just two weeks ago I wrote a piece in full support of Matta, challenging those who thought he should go. Last week, I wrote about Lyle's struggles but talked about his ceiling, unfair expectations, and that I thought he would improve. To that one in particular, you made a comment that made zero sense to me. 

As for football, I just try to call it like I see it. I'm not trying to be a homer when I write a post. I also don't think I'm very negative but that's just my opinion on my own stuff. Personally, I'm glad our writers don't just turn out fluff for people who can't stand to see anything but rose-colored view points on Ohio State (whether that's you or not, it's not my place to say). 

That said, you seem to be pretty negative/snarky for someone that is so defensive about anything perceived as negative said about Ohio State, even when you clearly misinterpret the intent of the article as you did with my Lyle piece. Your latest comment, taking shots about "less polished reporting" is just another example of your ironic snark, imo. 

I don't view any of our readers as a "drop in the bucket" but at the same time, I don't recommend anyone willingly do anything that causes them pain if they have a choice to avoid it. 

Comment 20 Dec 2015

I'm pretty sure I could say water is wet and you'd challenge it at this point. But to answer your question, yes, I did talk to one coach about both of those players throughout last season. The summarized conversations equal Amir had no heart and didn't put forth max effort while Trey was a project that played hard but was limited from a talent standpoint.