Tag Archives: LSU

Whole Lot of Nothing Going On

That’s the exact status of my mens’ college basketball bracket. I’m mucking up the bottom with my Duke, Gonzaga, and LSU final picks. It’s estimated that the loss of productivity during March Madness is $6.3 billion a year (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/march-madness-takes-a-toll-on-productivity.html). Who … Continue reading

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History is Important

Huey Long was a strong supporter of LSU Athletics. When the Legislature refused to appropriate funds for a new football stadium, he connived a way around it by building an archecturally unique dormitory at the stadium. But, it’s “Uncle Earl,” … Continue reading

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4th Year

One of the more common questions I’ve been asked since starting the PhD program is: How long does it take? 4 years (at LSU). Some programs are 5.   I couldn’t have made it this far without Mark. His support … Continue reading

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Asymptotically Normal

When I first came to LSU (last millennium) we used 3 separate machines to print, fax and copy, had dial up 4200 baud modems, and only the POTUS and other mobsters had satellite phones. Technology has changed so much and … Continue reading

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Spring Loaded

An non-random, completely lacking construct validity informal study of my colleagues who are also finishing their 3rd year of a PhD program indicates that Easter baskets came with the requisite chocolate, 5 lb weight gain, and a bonus side order of a … Continue reading

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There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Power Nap

We’re all familiar (or should be) with TANSTAAFL, aka There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. I’ve coined a complementary term: TANSTAAPN. Nothing’s free. Not lunch, not gas station car washes, and most certainly not naps in the … Continue reading

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Mean Reversion

There’s this theory called mean reversion and it more or less boils down this: things move to the middle. It’s an old idea– what goes up must come down. Yesterday LSU fired Les Miles. As much as his rote play-calling … Continue reading

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