Awesome. NFL player James Harrison returns sons’ ‘participation’ trophies

This might be the best thing you’ll read all day. Apparently Steelers linebacker James Harrison didn’t like the fact that his sons got sports trophies for merely participating. So what did he do? He returned them.

Here’s his statement:

I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies! While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy. I’m sorry I’m not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best…cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better…not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut u up and keep you happy.

I can’t tell you how happy this makes me. In our progressive “style over substance” society, seemingly nothing is about results anymore. It doesn’t matter what the actual outcome is, so long as your said you tried and your intentions (or ostensible intentions) were pure (see Obamacare or the minimum wage or this guy or any other popular policy these days).