Couch burnings reported Tuesday after MSU loss

Submitted by Cold War on February 20th, 2013 at 5:58 AM

East Lansing firefighters and police responded to three couch fires and a dumpter fire between 10-11 p.m. Tuesday night in the Cedar Village area, including on Cedar Street.

The fires were reported after the MSU men’s basketball team lost to No. 1 Indiana, 72-68...



February 20th, 2013 at 9:36 AM ^

Sparty should be pround:

1.  Revived the couch burning tradition.

2. Threw something at Watford that almost hit him as the game ended.

3. After whining in the media about respect, Nix dong punches Zeller.

Pure class, baby, pure class. 


February 20th, 2013 at 11:53 AM ^

At the end of the game something comes flying out of the stands and almost hits Watford.  I was wondering who would be that stupid to throw something at a kid playing a game then I remembered what I was watching.


February 20th, 2013 at 9:48 AM ^

No, no, it's all those people from outside the community causing all this trouble.

I'll get back to you as soon as I'm done reconciling the outside-the-circle-of-trust troublemakers with the fact that there's no such thing as a "Wal-Mart Spartan" because they don't have bandwagon non-alum fans unlike a certain other school we know.


February 20th, 2013 at 9:54 AM ^

1) Where do they get all these couches to burn? They've gotta run out at some point, right? Or is EL just a depository for unwanted, ready to burn couches? Who just has an exra couch laying around, ready to burn? (OK, this was more than one question, but this is really troubling me)

2) Who's down to open a used couch store with me in EL? We'd make a killing.

Mabel Pines

February 20th, 2013 at 10:07 AM ^

old couches that they were looking to get rid of anyway?  Or perhaps waste management charges for bulky items?  cheaper to burn?

I will totally open up a store with you.  But instead of a "store", let's just have a big U-haul parked outside of Breslin.  We will "acquire" our couches from the garbage and then have a sign that reads: "Your choice $20".  No free matches.  We don't want to be charged with anything.  Truck is cheaper than store rental, also.

I need a full time job.  Or I need to start homeschooling the kids.... 


February 20th, 2013 at 10:17 AM ^

Did anyone check the engineering school to make sure a bunch of EE majors were not laid out?  With all the focus being on the burning couches, this could have happened without anyone noticing.