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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 01 Feb 2018

I'm equally disappointed in your continued closed-mindedness to my commentary. You always conveniently leave out my pro-Thad statements such as the part where I said, "A tough season to watch, especially knowing everything Matta accomplished putting the program back on the national map over a stretch that saw him emerge as the no-doubt best coach in the history of Ohio State basketball...", which, of course some other readers took exception to in support of Fred Taylor. 

I do find it funny that your defense of Thad centers on Matta never having a losing season despite the selfish behavior of many players. Who brought those players in? Somebody besides Thad Matta? 

The article was about the significance of what Holtmann has accomplished in January in comparison to the last five seasons (which I believe I also mentioned he's doing so with Thad's players) and to do that, I had to breakdown how the previous four Januarys went. 

As far as 11W continuing to let me do it, I've been here since 2006 and I'm not going anywhere. So either maybe pass on reading my stuff if you can't bring yourself to read it more objectively or lets figure out a way to get a beer sometime and talk Thad until we're square. 

Oh and here's this for your amnesia ;)

Comment 14 Jan 2018

I don't know if they need to wait until the other team leaves or if they just need more security to form a temporary barricade/tunnel for opposing players to leave the floor but one of the two needs to happen. 

Comment 14 Jan 2018

Yes indeed. Great song. Been fortunate to see him shred it live three times, the most memorable being July 15, 2000 at Polaris (into Makisupa). 

Also caught it at Deer Creek in 2012. When/where the other time is escaping me at the moment. 

Comment 14 Jan 2018

My ear hair inventory is small enough for now that I typically pluck the few strays but yeah that is one of many things that suck about getting old. I reserve the trimmer for making sure I don't look like a party favor when I sneeze. (hat tip, Bob Uecker) 

Comment 14 Jan 2018

Depends on which staffer is on duty. We've got a couple that are definitely Manning the desk. Mine is staying strong toward the middle front, but I'm losing it in the peaks. I'm 44, married and have a kid so I don't really care. I committed to letting myself go a few years ago lol. 

Comment 14 Jan 2018

First show was the second night of the Clifford Ball. Went with Jason and Corey. People throw around the word "life-changing" a lot but I can honestly say that show was indeed life-changing for me. Though I was already a big music fan at the time, that was the first time a live experience really hit me over the head. 

I prefer 12/7/97 because (1) I was there and (2) Psycho Killer and Jesus Just Left Chicago are to of my most favorite covers and they hit 'em back-to-back early in the first set and (3) Fall '97 cow funk is my absolute favorite era of Phish. (It did stretch through to Island Tour '98 which I also attended. That Cavern, man)

I'm at 81 shows entering 2018. Hoping to add another Chicago 3-night run and a Denver 3-night run which I will, provided those dates come to fruition. 

Definitely can still have fun. When I was younger in the late 90's - early 00's, it was fun to roadtrip around to different cities every day but now that I'm older, I prefer flying to city and hunkering down for 3 days. 

I don't PT that much but I check it from time to time for rumors etc. Spend more time on reading about song histories and what not.