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Sights To Behold

Locker room signs are the white bread of motivational tools, simple staples for the athletic psyche's well-rounded diet. Play Like a Champion Today. Locker room signs resonate because of tradition. They resonate because they state the verities of competition. The Road to the Rose Bowl begins here. But what locker room signs do best is, yes, sign. Merriam-Webster defines the verb as "to ratify or attest by hand or seal." The locker room placard affixes the signature of a program to the minds and bodies of the players who gather there. The sign ratifies the commitment of a team to compete, to achieve, to match or surpass the accomplishments of the young men who preceded them. Prep Not Hype -- Ivan Maisel
Editor's note: 25 signs, in reverse-alphabetical order, will be featured during the week.