The University of Connecticut Huskies won the national title Monday night, and students celebrated by, well, being enthusiastic.

Perhaps no one was dreading the festivities more than “Derek the RA,” whose note to students went viral, sending his name trending nationally.

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  • RanierWest

    That’s as bad as Dewey Wins!

  • WhoDat

    We won! Now, let’s tear stuff up!

    • journogal

      Always wondered what goes through people’s mind like that. Auburn University rolls their own trees after a home (and some away game) football wins. Who are the geniuses that come out and say, “Hey, guys -we won! We won! Let’s celebrate by rolling trees, or starting fires in garbage cans, or destroying something. We won!!!”

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  • Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I don’t get it. The RA is an assh0le for telling people to not behave like a bunch of juvenile ‘tards? The RA is right. And if I were the RA and bad sh1t happened on my floor, I’d be getting people arrested. I wouldn’t care who it was.

    And I really, really, really do not get this whole riot BS that’s been happening for the last 15 years or whatever. Third world countries have riots over things like freedom and human rights… But in America? A bunch of spoiled brats start vandalizing property over a sporting event. Idiots. They should just be held by the police and made to watch while all of their possessions are set on fire.

    • Jenn Oates


    • Coffee

      Speaking as a former RA here, while the rioters are just idiots, I can tell that Derek’s email is just condescending. First, he’s saying not to riot because it would be stressful for him and he wouldn’t like it. He then lists that the only reasons someone would be excited for winning is either laundry or stupidity. It’s just out of line for an RA to be saying that kind of shit as an RA.

      But honestly, it reflects the mentality of RAs. “Don’t do this because I’m on duty and I already don’t like duty” is the mentality that people who are RAs have in mind. Hell, when people were on-duty with me, they hated me because I asked for people to give half a damn. Derek, as an RA, should have requested someone above him to send this kind of thing out. Citing “it would make my job harder” as a reason not to riot is poor form on his part.

      Then again, maybe I’m wrong. I was forced to resign because I was more independent than other RAs, less reliant on superiors to get stuff done, and ran a ‘tighter ship’ with more safety involved. I mean, it’s not like a week before being forced to resign, the RC (who forced me to resign) told me that I was the most valuable asset when it comes to duty rounds.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “You morons better be in bed by “10”!” Sincerely, Bo Derek, RA

  • LegalizeShemp

    Remember,violence is NEVER the answer (unless the sports team from my area defeats the sports team from your area, then I’ll celebrate by destroying my own property).

  • Ironside

    I admit to being an old fogey but back in my day Championships were celebrated by tearing down goalposts and cutting down nets, getting drunk and passing out. I guess there really is a lot to say about the dumbing down of America theory because riots and vandalism weren’t even on the radar screen back then, except for the Vietnam War protestors. Well maybe then again that’s were the dumbing down began.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “And you bloody Yanks call US ‘hooligans’?” — Liverpool FC soccer fans

    • Macsen Overdrive

      Hooligans only destroy property in OTHER cities.

  • interestedobserver2

    I wonder if anyone at U of K was all like; “We lost — I think I’ll set my car on fire!”

  • gregl311

    Derek the RA should consider transferring. Like now.

    • Alex Furlong

      The parents of those students should consider demanding a refund. What the hell are they teaching in schools these days?

  • JackieSpringer

    The tattoo is even funnier if you notice the “O” in NATIONAL is nicely morphed into the number 9. Better yet, I think that’s actually a woman.

  • Sus

    Parody account? The guy only has 3 tweets and they’re from last night.

    • aztectrumpet

      Yes. Someone made an account after the letter came out.

  • Ghee!

    Given this condition of over zealous celebration that leads to the destruction of the home teams locale, I hereby wish that either Detroit, Oakland, San Francisco or Philadelphia win all Super Bowls, World Series and NBA championships from here until there is nothing left of them time.

    • TomJB

      How would you be able to tell the difference?

  • TomJB

    NCAA could fix this quick: any school that riots (actual damage, not just outside making noise in celebration) after their team’s win or loss is excluded from the following year’s playoffs.

  • GulfPundit

    Yeah! Our school won! Let’s destroy the school!

    • Tigerspike

      Sounds like a Raider’s fan…

  • William_Teach

    Love that “bout light sh+t up” tweet. Either parents are thrilled that they’re spending an average of $23472 per year for tuition or the moron is getting himself into massive debt in order to type, and, probably speak, like an uneducated Lowlife gangbanger.

    An lets not forget the cost to taxpayers who subsidize the tuition and school.

  • socialismisevil✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    any students found to be arsonists ???

    or just more FOO ( friends of obams)

  • socialismisevil✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Dont worry Obams is starting a new

    cash for clunkers programs to replace any cars damaged

    to a Dem, a riot is just like a birthday part tay

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    They acted stupidly.

  • MarkJMills

    Derek: What was that ruckus?
    UConn Joe: Uh, what ruckus?
    Derek: I was just in my office and I heard a ruckus.
    UConn Joe: Could you describe the ruckus, sir?

  • H50 ✓RAT

    I honestly dont understand why parents go into debt to send their to a university anymore.

    When did vandalism/riots become an acceptable way to celebrate? Seems like it started in LA with the Lakers fans about 20 years ago.
    They would set the buses on fire, with folks in them.

  • Taxpayer1234

    I was in Bloomington when IU won it all in1987. People were too busy carrying beer kegs around and kidnapping the dolphins from the fountain (a tradition) to set things on fire.

  • AT

    OK, wait… that video…

    If you didn’t know what you were looking at – would you think A) zombie apocalypse; B) first 20min of Red Dawn; or C) NCAA Championship?

    For pete’s sake…!