On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, NFL legend Joe Theismann explains why he is not a fan of participation trophies in youth sports and would rather children learn how to raise their game to the next level.
“You should have the drive to want to be the best you can possibly be. That to me is the most important thing. That’s the one thing that I’m trying to convey to people is be the best that you can be at whatever you choose to do. I am not a fan at all of participation trophies. How do you learn to get better if you don’t stumble and fall? If somebody doesn’t say this isn’t good enough. How do you raise your game to the next level? It drives me crazy just to say, well, let’s just give something to somebody for showing up. That ain’t the way life works.”