James Harrison: Wise Words From A Man of Steel

James Harrison Participation trophiesI imagine that one of the most empowering aspects of being famous is the ability to have your voice heard: to fearlessly and boldly share your thoughts and opinions knowing that people are listening and responding on a national or international level.

While their qualifications to speak on certain topics and issues can at times be questionable, the influence public officials have is truly immeasurable, stirring a debate or movement with a simple act, speech or ā€“ in the case of James Harrison, the NLF linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers* ā€“ a post on social media.

This past Saturday, the notoriously aggressive professional football player used social media to lambast ā€œparticipation trophies,ā€ writing a paragraph-long post explaining that trophies should be awarded based solely on merit, not for simply trying. Read more