Tag: participation trophies

I didn't see any adults declining their Shamrock Shuffle participation trophies

I didn't see any adults declining their Shamrock Shuffle participation trophies
On March 24, 2019, I ran the 2019 Shamrock Shuffle…and have never been more proud of such a mediocre performance. When I showed up to run the 8K that Sunday, I felt like a flabby speck in a giant green throng of Shufflers. Honestly, the masses rendered me unremarkable: my personal fitness challenge was dwarfed by how... Read more »

We will "come together" and "unite" when you admit we have a huge racism problem in this country

We will "come together" and "unite" when you admit we have a huge racism problem in this country
First things first: if you are a Republican Trump voter, you are not the one to be schooling me on unity. Take a snapshot of the Republican national convention, then take a snapshot of the Democratic national convention, then tell me which party truly practices unity. In fact, people like me have been screaming for... Read more »

The best argument for participation trophies that has ever been made

The best argument for participation trophies that has ever been made
While going through some boxes this past weekend my son and I came across this participation trophy I had received after a wildly unremarkable season of little league softball. I loved that team, and was grateful to rediscover this little gem. That was the last year I was any good at that game as I soon... Read more »
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Thank you, Kanye and the Patriots, for proving my point about participation trophies

Thank you, Kanye and the Patriots, for proving my point about participation trophies
As some you know, I went on Fox News’ Stossel in support of participation trophies for little league sports. (to be clear: little league. Not high school football. Not the World Cup) What did not make the sound bite on the Stossel show was my case for redirecting the emphasis of little league sports away... Read more »