UM Students Light Couches on Fire last night
My friends live on that block. The baseball house did this.
This is just despicable. Which street was this on?
White St. between McKinley and Arch
only trying to put out the fire. I hear the fire was started Mark Dantonio and a group of guys in orange jumpsuits and skimasks. They called themselves "the offensive line" or somehting, stupid name for a group of pyros but whatever.
We're better than this...
Really? Proud of a couch fire?
"Daniel Hall" needs to be arrested and detained until about Wednesday.
OP, you may want to change "couches" to the singular.
I blame Daniel Hall
So not only do we have to worry about MSU students launching one from EL to AA, but also why it took a week to land.
my friend told me about this happening and it sucks to see. We are better than this
A couple of my Facebook friends gleefully posted pictures of said couch burnings. I was somewhat dismayed.
Or reporting the, the only way this does not happen again is that those who were involved are punished.
Calm down you fascist!!!
sincerly, we the people
People who care about the reputation of their university? The Leaders and Best should not burn couches.
I don't get how fans who really follow our sports don't get that the meme of MSU students burning couches and rioting that we use so often is for insulting purposes, yet feel like behaving in just that pathetic behavior? And Daniel Hall, I don't know you or whether you were directly involved, but you sir are a pathetic loser and a disgrace...you belong at State
Couch burning is so bad. Still don't understand why a celebratory pyre isn't just crazy college fun. If its your own couch, why not?
If its someone else's property, a car or capable of injuring a person or other property that seems more problematic.
This is not a book burning people.
I only wish we were original about it. Perhaps burn a patch of potatoes and then feed the homeless.
Although this isn't something to brag about, sometimes college students act like college students, even really smart ones.
I agree. With over 43,000 students, the truth is that there are going to be a few idiots or people who make poor decisions.
But man, whose first response to winning is, "Dude! This is awesome, lets go celebrate! You know, burn couches!"
Yeah, but I had some drunk decisions in college I'm not particularly proud of. And I wouldn't want my university to be judged because of them.
I had some drunk decisions in college
For me it was usually "I'm drunk ... get more drunk." :-(
if we were honest we could come up with a pretty long list of embarassing stories from our time in Ann Arbor...
We burned a couch once... cause we could.
not the best decision, and certainly not one of good representation of the university... but there were a plethora of future scholars there and no one thought to stop it... until the urination began.
Maybe a hash basher and not a student?
This couch fire is significantly better than an EL couch fire. Good controlled burn, tall flame, not too much smoke and a good safety halo.
Daniel Hall sounds like a loser.
Awful news! Who let those EL hooligans into Ann Arbor? And more importantly, who gave them a couch!?
Way to go guys... You're the coolest
SO disappointing... Come on, we are better than those people in EL...
This was clearly in response to the Bud Light couch-related commercial that plays ad nauseum during the NCAA tournament.
But I thought Bud Light was an acceptable hipster beer choice now? Isn't that what the commercial was telling me?
I'm not finding a single local news source corroborating this and, frankly, those pics and that video could be from anywhere. On Facebook they show a different pic and link the Daily, but all the Daily said was that it was a quiet, tame celebration. Might be wishful thinking, but could we be looking at a hoax?
One of my friends who lives near there posted pictures of it, so it's likely real. Pretty pathetic. On the other hand, both South U and the Diag were rocking last night, and that was tame outside of a few people climbing up trees and one of the light poles in the Diag.
Nice to know middle schoolers in A2 are getting in on the action.
A couch on fire is not the Michigan Difference, you idiot
I'm happy that you're enjoying the win, but I hope you get evicted. There are better ways to celebrate.
We're all Sparty now, as they say.
of a poor, unsuspecting freshman by showing him "the way we do it in EL".
So disappointed right now
What the hell students? You don't show up to games, you burn couches, you're lazy, and you make us look bad.... Please STOP.
If Daenerys Stormborn emerges from the fire with dragons, THAT'S the Michigan difference
Sadly, I righted a bunch of turned over garbage cans in A2. People were going crazy (I assume they had subs) but it wasn't completely out if hand. Was disappointed to have to take measures to keep A2 from being EL
I want to be embarrassed as an alumnus. I'd be lying if I didn't think after our win last night "I want to burn something." I guess the difference is that I didn't.
Only hope is that Hipster Graduate Students did it ironically.
Who the fuck wants to burn something after a win, or any good moment in ones life...I am most glad you didn't follow the urge
Some people like to "burn one" to celebrate.
Society Opposed to Furniture Arson
I'm sure it was meant ironically?
I'm all for celebratory fires (not involving couches, cars, that sort of thing), but I guess them couches just go up real quick.
As long as they aren't damaging public property not really a huge deal.
but IMO a couch burning after a win is more acceptable than a couch burning after a loss. Still doesn't make it acceptable
I am obviously not as informed about the subject but I thought couches were burnt after a defeat - I choose to believe that this was done by a spartan in response to our win (which is an even bigger loss to some of them than their own defeat - See Dantonio, Mark) unless I see some evidence to the contrary.
What did you guys expect to happen when we switched to the common app?
We've reduced ourself to Sparty level. Terrific.
we got knocked out in the Sweet 16? Darn
I want to neg the OP purely in hopes that this didn't really happen. *sigh*
...angry MSU students visiting for the weekend that were angry Michigan won a final four game.
burn something that MSU doesn't. Preferably not furniture.
Find the culprits, expel them and provide bus fair to East Lansing.
It's very shameful to see Michigan carry after little brother and burn couches following a win. It boggles my mind why anyone would burn anything after a win. Yeah, your team won, but don't burn anything or attract the attention of the fire department. Just drink at home and post on Mgoblog and get posbanged and stuff.
form. Ostracize these cretins.
Idots. Including ours
This made the universe somewhat less right.
We're classier than that, someone needs to find out who did that and nip it in the bud quickly.
I drove a cab in Ann Arbor from about 1993 to about 2004. Saw couches on fire a couple of times. One was at State & Hoover, don't remember any other locations.