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D.C. news anchor Jim Vance calls giving kids participation trophies “child abuse”

One of the most ridiculous sports debates of this year sprung up after Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison’s comments about taking away his kids’ participation trophies,  with all sorts of hot sports takes on both sides of the issue sprouting up, but long-time Washington, D.C. news anchor Jim Vance of NBC affiliate WRC-TV has cranked up the heat to a whole new level. In a...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC Washington’s Jim Vance: Participation trophies equal ‘child abuse’

Everybody and their mother has espoused their opinions regarding James Harrison returning his sons’ participation trophies, but NBC Washington anchor Jim Vance wins the hot-take award on this topic. During Monday evening’s newscast, Vance got into a debate with sports anchor Jason Pugh of the same network after Pugh’s report on the matter. Pugh pointed out Harrison’s two...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why James Harrison was right to reject his sons’ participation trophies

No son of James Harrison is going to keep a trophy he received just for showing up. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker returned trophies that were awarded to his sons, ages 6 and 8, for participating in a sports camp run by Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch (Harrison just doesn’t like quarterbacks, even ones who are beloved in Pittsburgh). Harrison said on Instagram that he wants...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Return to Practice; Harrison Creates a Stir

Following their day off after Friday night’s loss in Jacksonville, the Steelers returned to the practice fields of St. Vincent’s College in Latrobe earlier today. I’ll get to James Harrison’s comments about participation trophies at the end. First, let’s get to the goings-on of today in practice. -Steelers’ PR man Burt Lauten tweeted that Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison says sons ‘didn’t earn’ participation trophies

HBO’s “Real Sports” recently aired a show on the topic of participation trophies and the role they can play in either helping to raise self esteem or creating a feeling of entitlement. Based on an Instagram post, we know James Harrison is not a fan of trophies handed out that were not earned. On Saturday, Harrison posted the above photo of trophies received by his sons. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Linebacker Is Upset His Sons Received Participation Trophies

Note to all youth leagues rostering Steelers James Harrison’s sons: do not give them participation trophies. On Saturday, the linebacker took to Instagram to vent about the two participation trophies his 6- and 8-year-old sons received, and he was not happy about it and demanded they are returned. I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing...
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers LB James Harrison Returning Sons’ Participation Trophies

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison recorded one sack Friday night during the preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, no trophy was awarded to Harrison after the game for participating and giving his best in the contest. Harrison apparently returned from Jacksonville to find out that his two sons were... The post Steelers LB James Harrison Returning Sons...
Via Steelers Depot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison rejects sons' participation trophies

James Harrison has had to earn everything he has achieved as an NFL linebacker, and he wasn’t keen on his sons receiving participation trophies, so he sent them back. Harrison posted a picture on Facebook of the two trophies he sons brought home with a scathing caption underneath. Here is the message Harrison included: “I came home to find out that my boys received two...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harrison’s Return Marks Unofficial Beginning Of Training Camp

Everything has been late coming for Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison over the course of the past year. Around this time in 2014, he was gearing up to retire after not receiving a contract—or at least one that he was comfortable signing—until the Steelers came calling in September with... The post James Harrison’s Return Marks Unofficial Beginning Of Training...
Via Steelers Depot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers rookie thought James Harrison was a coach

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has not been in pads since training camp started, which is a privilege the veteran has earned. This led an unidentified rookie to the conclusion that Harrison was one of the team’s coaches. In an interview with 93.7, The Fan in Pittsburgh, guard Ramon Foster told this story while not snitching out the identity of the rookie: ...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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