Now that, my friends, is the right way to handle being an authority figure. I hadn't the slightest clue who Jerry Falwell was before watching him rile his students into a frenzy, but I can now say that I am absolutely certain that he knows a golden opportunity when he sees one. Turning what was - statistically speaking - a once in a lifetime victory into a chance to earn the goodwill of his students by gifting them a holiday is a pretty smart move....
Doing so on a day that is already technically a holiday? Well, considering those that he's pandering to currently have higher BAC's than GPA's, that's goddamned ingenious. We can (and should) talk about how satisfying it is that a school named 'Liberty' embarrassed a program whose years of relative success actually came at the expense of true liberty. However, I think we should also discuss how their president (who is not-so-surprisingly butt buddies with the actual president) helped his university live up to it's namesake by convincing a bunch of drunken idiots that something that is right for most is a privilege for them. Jerry Falwell just became the educational equivalent of a player's coach, and he did so by taking the same day off as 90% of the working world with his students being (literally and figuratively) none the wiser.
I just wonder how many unscheduled rounds of 18 he managed to fit in by not-so-transparently playing the role of the cool guy?