By Andy Staples, SI.com
Virginia students, consider this your call to arms -- or at least your call to posterboard. Your athletic department has banned all signs at Scott Stadium because poor, wittle Al Groh might get his feelings hurt if you take marker to paper and suggest he be fired. You know what that means? It's your duty to bring a sign to Saturday's game against Richmond. If you're looking for some inspiration, consider using one of the following quotes.
· "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"
· "I like a little rebellion now and then."
· "The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to."
· "... the people, to whom all authority belongs."
· "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."
· "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every
form of tyranny over the mind of man."
What hippie wrote those words, you ask? Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the founder of the University of Virginia. Believe it or not, kiddies, it used to be considered patriotic to challenge authority. So Saturday, before you watch an awful, awful football game, exercise some of your inalienable rights and sign up.