Update: East Lansing Police Respond to Fires

Submitted by Cold War on January 1st, 2014 at 9:39 PM

"We're expecting people to celebrate with class, but we're also prepared for the possibility that some people will choose to use great occasions like this as an excuse to engage in criminal behavior," said Nathan Triplett, East Lansing Mayor.




The fact that most MSU students are on winter break - or that temperatures are in the single digits - or that there are several inches of snow on the ground apparently have not put a complete halt to fires following the Spartans victory in the Rose Bowl.

But they did seem to dampen the spirits of people who wanted to celebrate by burning something...


East Lansing firefighters say they've responded to five fires...




Flying Dutchman

January 1st, 2014 at 9:52 PM ^

It's 11 degrees in East Lansing right now.   Their usual celebration stupidity would reach a whole new classification of stupidity if they head outside for that tonight.


January 1st, 2014 at 10:05 PM ^

We expect people to celebrate with class? Really? Have you met these people? I'm happy for my friends who are spartan fans and all, and I'm seriously jealous, but when you already know this will be a likely problem, suggesting a knowledge of classy celebration is simply awkward. Be direct and say don't burn any damn couches or cars or we will prosecute you in the most severe manner possible.


January 1st, 2014 at 10:42 PM ^

For what it is worth, Fox 17 is reporting relative calm so far - HERE

It mentions a fire which was quickly put out, but very little activity up to this point. By theirg figuring (and as a resident of MI, I get it), it could be the bitter cold or the fact that school doesn't start back up until this coming Monday. 


January 2nd, 2014 at 4:35 AM ^

Why even poke fun at our rivals anymore?  It's pathetic.  We are absolutely fucking horrible and have been for going on a decade.  I have been a fan for 20 years and I will admit that it's getting harder and harder as we slip past mediocrity into down-right embarrassing to watch.  Incompetent coaching staff, and a revolving door in the coach's office.  A defense coached by a "defensive genius" that gives up 50 to Indiana.  An offense that I don't even have to touch on.  A "True Michigan Man" tough guy, short sleeve in the cold, no headset jack-off as a head coach.
Fuck this team.  I am sick of hearing: "We didn't execute" in the post game interviews. 


Michael From TC

January 2nd, 2014 at 6:32 AM ^

you would prefer the coach to answer with "next question" ?


you watched the game, you know what happend. Why do you need to the coach to repeat it after the game?


Furthermore, if our local media and bandwagon fans didn't give our last coach that was open to the media the torch and pitch-fork treatment, perhaps this one would be a little more open. He certainly was while at Ball State and SDSU. Why the change at Michigan? He must know something.