Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker declares war on participation trophies

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PITTSBURGH, PA - Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker, James Harrison, took to Instagram to declare war on participation trophies and has caused quite the controversy in doing so.

The NFL dad posted a picture of two trophies his six and eight-year-old sons recently brought home, saying he was returning them because his kids need to "earn a real trophy."

No word on how the kids reacted to their dad's decision, but others have plenty to say about it.

The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year says he wants his kids to know everything in life is earned, not entitled.

He makes a good point. It's not like kids pass their classes in school just for showing up. Besides, isn't it just as important for kids to learn to be gracious losers?

As we learn as adults, life's full of disappointments, both big and small. It's how you deal with those losses, that shows your true character.



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