Coffee with an old blogger

WordPress was down for most of the morning, so I couldn’t give you the benefit of my usual routine in the morning. Instead, I just went live on Facebook while I read the paper.

Boring, I know, but this is the gestational character of NewsCut context.

Now that WordPress is working again, I don’t really feel like writing on the topics I talked about.

So here: Israel, kicking St. Thomas out of the MIAC, ruining the St. Paul skyline, and those awful 4,000K LED streetlights. All the blogging food groups are covered:

So WordPress is down and god only knows when the people in charge will be able to get it fixed, so here's the blog writing routine I usually go through in real time.

Posted by Robert Brian Collins on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  • Get a pair of specs and a bow tie for the FB live gig and you’re the next Dave Garroway!

  • Joseph

    I gotta say, trying to kick UST out of the MIAC, even though it was one of the founders of the league, is poor sportsmanship and a shameful sign of being poor losers. Sports dynasties rise and fall. St. Thomas is at the top of the bell curve now, but that won’t always be the case (as much as I’d like it to be). And at UST, the student-athletes are actually students who don’t get any extra treatment or fluff classes, same as all the other liberal arts/D3 schools in the MIAC. (I had a couple friends and classmates on the football team.)

    • Joe

      St Thomas started this trend. They encouraged the Macalester football team (one of the founding 5 schools) to leave the MIAC because they weren’t good enough. If St Thomas left, Macalester would rejoin, so there would not be a change in the number of founding members playing football.

      And the fact is, they aren’t really a peer school anymore. They are by far the largest school. Every other school is between 1,600 and 3,000 students. St Thomas is over 6,000.

      Don’t forget, UMD was a member of the MIAC for over 25 years, so this is not unprecedented.

      There are plenty of other conferences for St Thomas to be in. They could join the Northern Sun, where they would fit perfectly in terms of enrollment (7th out of 17).