i refuse to even consider this a possibility
It would only be news if couches weren't being burned there...
It was only a matter of time.
HAHAHA it's just too damn predictable
But it makes me smile nonetheless.
what she said :(
Wait it doesn't say anything about couches. ???
To be honest, it's kind of comforting. Things haven't changed.
It's kind of comforting? Must be a Lazy-Boy.
Reports of rowdy activity, or not a lot going on right now?
Or 3, rowdy activity is par for the course, and isn't really news to the police up there?
What if Kirk Cousins wanted to sit on them instead of playing in extra games?
secchia's fist just entered izzo's rectum
Ha, Pete's a family friend, and I've been to his Lake Michigan house with Izzo. He's most certainly MSU's version of Ed Martin, he just hasn't been caught yet. He credits himself for bringing the Flintstones to MSU.
We could probably get some of that HTTV $$ to cover it.
for that early morning "3 hail marys" big lake fishing date fredo, er tommy!
I hesitate to say this because (1) I never post stuff like this and (2) my "source" is some guy (a good friend), but a buddy of mine who was at MSU in the early Izzo years said that it was an uncomfortable secret on campus that the basketball players always seemed to have the nicest cars around.
I went to HS with Pete Secchia's boys (Charlie & Mark). They were a year ahead and a year behind me at EGR.
you let off fireworks and light couches on fire when you win...that is just stupidity with a capital T!
this is not news, we all knew that couches were burning when the game was over simply because its east lansing and little brother was playing basketball...........
I thought this said "Coaches on fire in East Lansing". This would still have made sense.
Been checking this as well. I'm kiind of disapointed that it apparently is not being updated anymore. I was in EL for St. Paddy's Day last weekend, and there most certainly was a riot.
I don't think that actually gets updated anymore since the creator graduated and began his exciting and taxing career in panhandling.
10:30 p.m. Residents are gathering on Elm Street. Mechanical engineering senior John Lusczakoski said the East Lansing Fire Department is watering down couches on the street to prevent residents from burning them.
“I saw a lot of broken alcohol bottles,” he said. “They were watering down couches so we could not burn them.”
They normally have couches on the streets of East Lansing?
They were protesting?
"... so we could not burn them."
They handled it like they've done this before. True professionals.
How can we sleep when our couches are burning?
There's still a tournament going on? I kind of lost interest when 3 of my 4 final four teams were knocked out. Two of them in the first round.
To say fair's fair.
that they burn couches. Hell, whenwe lose, I'm sure many of us are that angry!
And I am, quite possibly, the angriest person I know.
I have burned a couch, but not out of anger. It was the day before my semester was over and we had to move out and we couldn't find anybody that wanted the couch. There was a fire-pit in our backyard so we burnt it. It was pretty cool and thought that it's a shame to do this when you are inebriated and angry, then you can't enjoy it.
Anyone else disappointed that an engineer couldn't figure out how to light a wet couch on fire?
Disappointing, but not unexpected.
they don't cover that in their world renowned package engineering program...
This made me laugh. Well played, sir.
As a former student there, this is depressing at least they used to riot when they lost in the FF. Now in the Sweet 16? Pretty soon they'll be rioting over a preseason NIT loss.
If my taste for schadenfreude is met, they'll be burning couches over a postseason NIT loss soon.
I don't believe it. Nothing from Michigan State was on fire tonight.
reports of Tom Gholston punching couches and twisting sofas
at least we can be at home AND sit on our couches. I mean, you can sit on yours too now, but that would probably hurt.
I'm willing to pony up the $20 burning a hole in my pocket to help burn that town to the ground!
I'm surprised they don't burn poop bags as well. They still got it!
Is that a step up or down from coolers?
Stay classy SHARTY
Burning a couch = 3 credits
getting good use
So much win.
You have to define riot for them!
damn beat me to it.
This assumes MSU students/grads can read a flow chart...
Looks like my brackets.
Sparty Facepalm Guy was there.
more like a reverse facepalm
Everything in the universe is in its natural order.
The first comment in that State News article is hilarious. Yep. This is exactly the kind of stuff you do that make us look down on you.
Helps keep zombies away.
On the one hand, we lost in the first round. On the other hand, burning furniture.
It does feel good to know things havent changed... Lil bros
sure knows how to lose with class!
I just hope they don't have to drive home....
Why did he never take his arm off of the other seat?
Because RAH RAH FIGHT TEAM FIGHT.
Also because wearing seatbelts is for liberal scUM dumbasses.
I am surprised they waited until 10
There was a riot in the street, tell me where were you?
You were sitting home watching your TV
Burning couches after losing (soundly) in the quarterfinals? Wow.
lets not give them more credit than they earned
Queme los sofas?
Stater's gonna State? or Sparty's gonna Spart?
Hey guys, go easy on them, those are the same couches that their dads drank their first beer and lost their virginity on passed down through the generation. You know, those old ratty beer scented nylon sofas every good white trash family has in their basesment, or hell, even the family room. God knows they are just trying to dispose of them safely.
leave them at the dump anymore.
Just when I go and doubt Sparties, Sparties totally redeem themselves.
Quemar Los barcoloungers!
There's still couches left to burn there?
So....... whats the problem, exactly? Not my couch.
1 Pile of Wood
1 Misc piece of furniture
Oh Sparty. We missed you. =)
I never want to hear Sparty run their mouths about anything again.
I drive a bus on MSU campus during the day and take kids to classes. I think im gonna take the day off today. I dont wanna have to weave around burned couches. What a bunch of idiots.
Let em' burn. Those big macs finally caught up with our pals in EL. Out hustled, out rebounded and out coached. I know when I get frustrated the first thought I have is burn a couch as well.
because so little has been happening with our football recruiting i might as well check someone elses out...and to see the meltdown. But the first two threads that i saw were actually pretty sane. one had pics of a scantily clad model (they have their own kate upton..?) Weird, the other had nothing but respectful things to say about L'ville. However, the rest of the threads made me wonder if i would ever want to be part of a fanbase like that.
It made me glad to be a fan of the best university in the world, we may have a couple unruly people but nothing nearly close to as bad as sparty or osu for that matter. Thanks for keeping it classy, for the most part. It's devoted fans like you that make me proud to say that i bleed maize and blue.
ED: that last sentence rhymed. glory.
They had a thread entitled "why do fat people always smell like urine?" If I was an actual fan of Michigan State, I would be seriously disappointed to have my school's name attached to that message board.
My bracket looks a lot like a sparty couch right now and I couldn't be happier!
Some of those comments are priceless. A spartan says something to the effect of "this is why U of M things we are idiots" and a very well educated and witty Michigan man responds with "No, your pathetic ranking in nearly every concentration is why we look down on you. This is simply icing on the cake. " Awesome.
I was browsing the RCMB the other day and saw a poster make an Austin Hatch joke (LSAClassOf2000 knows what I'm talking about). They deserve everything they get. October 20th can't get here soon enough.
Have fun in Latvia, Day Day!
I know they've made fun of Mitch McGary's age, but what did they say about Austin?
Something along the lines of (paraphrasing), "the kid got himself in two plane crashes so he wouldn't have to play at Michigan." Truly repulsive.
That's a shame considering Hatch is reportedly a very good friend of Russell Byrd.
Sparty goes down in flames! And right after Valenti spewed garbage for a week straight after Michigan lost. Now his argument will be something based off how they made it further. Congrats on beating nobody.
And he flew all the way to Phoenix to watch that.
EDIT: already stated so here's JN
Q: How many MSU students does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Zero -- who needs electric light when you can just burn your couch.
it was trouble makers from outside the community.
Ah, yes. The non-alum fans that they don't have.
Its gotten really really old. You would think that after many years of being who they are that they would have perfected the art of how to celebrate a loss, but no, its still couch burning. I would submit that there is more creativeness on this one post of M Go Blog than there is in the entirety of East Lansing.
Burn couches when they lose, burn couches when they win, burn couches at end of school year. Classic! Sparty wonders why they are who they are???
Sparty is as a sparty does
sofas, love seats and Lazy Boys are safe, at least for now.
In light of keeping with tradition and letting the players blow off some steam, Coach Izzo canceled the flight back to East Lansing, and instead, had the AD rent a RV that contained a number of couches in it. "I figured, what the hell, the students are upset and burning things back home....we might as well be a part of that tradition and join in the festivities", commented Izzo, when asked by reporters for the sudden change in travel plans.
Unfortunately, that plan went awry just outside of Albuquerque when the flames of the last remaining couch got out of control and ignited the RV. The coaches and players escaped harm, but Sparty, their team mascot, had the simulated horse hair plume on his helmet go up in flames.
Albuquerque residents were warned not to venture outside of the city where the RV and couches were located.....