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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 12 Sep 2018

quick and dirty but should be pretty accurate:

Oregon State 6 for 50

False Starts – Pridgeon, Myers, Munford

Pass Interference – Okudah twice

Offsides – Landers

Rutgers 11 for 120

Off Holding – Pridgeon

Off Holding – Pridgeon

Unsportsmanlike – Young

Roughing passer - ???? OSU up 42-0

False Start – Alabi

Defensive Holding – M. Williamson

Defensive Holding – Riep

Unsportsmanlike – Young

Off Holding – Alabi

Illegal Block – Booker

Def Holding - Okudah

Comment 07 Sep 2018

Dude it's a roundtable. This is the perfect spot to kick around hypotheticals. I appreciate that you didn't like the question but it's definitely not clickbait - the question wasn't teased in the header or social promo whatsoever. My sense is the comparison of Haskins/Barrett has picked up steam among fans since Haskins' performance in the opener and I wanted to get a pulse on how some of our staff view the two QBs knowing Barrett has the resume whereas Haskins has the potential. I think the problem some have - not saying this is you - is that people seem incapable of separating the fact that JT can be a great leader and appreciated Buckeye but that an unproven newcomer could have a much higher ceiling and be a better option in a hypothetical big game. It's not choosing sides. It's answering a question. I think I'd pick Haskins as the answer to the question and I was largely a huge Barrett supporter during his career though it did admittedly wane last year.

And I'm truly curious, what do you mean when you say "two guys who cannot be compared fairly" when we're talking about a hypothetical question? I don't understand what that means. You don't have to compare the two (fairly or unfairly, again, whatever that means), you just have to decide which QB you think would give you the best chance to win considering the known variables of both teams' rosters.

Comment 05 Sep 2018

Larceny is a reasonably-priced, easy-to-find bourbon that I think makes a good starter kit. Plus, wheated bourbons seem to go down a little smoother if you aren't used to drinking bourbon. Also serves as a solid mixer imo.

For a little more coin, I'd say Bakers or anything Old Forester would be solid too.

Comment 05 Sep 2018

So true. I will say that I do enjoy hunting for bourbon when I'm on work trips to different cities because it's fun to come across a hard-to-find bottle but there are a ton of easy-to-find bottles worthy of our livers' affections. Living in Ohio fuels my efforts because the selection is this state is garbage though it is slowly, very slowly, improving.

Same thing with price point. I'm happy to drop some decent coin on a premium bottle but there are many #25-$30 bourbons that I'll drink all day, every day. I'm actually pretty stuck on Larceny, Eagle Rare and Hudson Baby and those sit on a shelf in my kitchen with a bunch of bottles that are much harder to find and/or cost a hell of a lot more.