Posted February 03, 2014

UW Students Set All Sorts of Stuff on Fire Because the Seahawks Won

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A bunch of University of Washington students devalued their degrees late last night by lighting a bunch of stuff (mostly furniture) on fire to celebrate the Seahawks Super Bowl victory.

Most of the commotion occurred near Greek Row — go figure.

Police reportedly attempted to disperse the crowd of roughly 3000 students who were setting fires in the streets, but some of the rioters returned only to set more fires.

According to the article on KIRO-TV that will make you hate humanity, one of the rioters known only as ‘Chris’ said, “We burned couches. Then they came and they left. We burned more couches. They came and then left,” before going on to say “it’s good for the environment, probably.”

Chris went on to further confirm that several people were shouting “YOLO” during the riots, which should be enough to make any reasonable person attempt to punch through their computer screen right now.

[The Big Lead]

6 comments
yep.yaknowdis
yep.yaknowdis

OH MY GOD SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MADE FUN OF ME MY LIFE IS SO COMPLETE NOW. So I'm that "Chris" and I don't think they got that I was making a joke about it being good for the environment because it was obviously bad for the environment to burn couches. This. Is. My. Moment.

jimnie
jimnie

Gotta write about something, I guess.  Pretty slow news day.

sporra01
sporra01

I live in Seatle....All the students did was start a small bonfire on Greek row that was put out in about 15 minutes by the fire department. Every time they set one it was promptly put out. Where's the controversy Dan Treadway? 

JasonShaw1
JasonShaw1

Dan Treadway must be a Broncos fan.

Boron
Boron

Yeah, this sounds pretty tame compared to what happens in a lot of other cities after a championship.  I'm not sure why the author is being such a baby about it. 

Robert85
Robert85

Burn smelly old couches or turn a few cars over? I think the students acted rather well considering how other cities act after their team wins it all.