I think my favorite part of the article is the following
Still, the language of academia and the atmosphere of the tavern are not a perfect match. His findings about “bivariate correlations” and the rest probably make for better academic research than great bar talk at McSwiggan’s Pub."Strong cred as a former Jersey Shore bartender" - seriously?
On the other hand, Professor Roberts has strong cred as a former Jersey Shore bartender, and as someone who teaches at a place where bar research can be taken seriously, as opposed to a snob-appeal campus. On this one, Scranton, yes. M.I.T., no.
Scranton is a "place where bar research can be taken seriously, as opposed to a snob-appeal campus."
It definitely beats my quote in the Scranton Times-Tribune.