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Important National News Story: Youth Football League In Texas Will Only Award Trophies To League Champions

I posted this under humor because there isn't a sad category. I heard this on the radio ABC News. Apparently it is a national news story that a youth football league in Texas has decided to only give trophies to the winners of the league, as opposed to everyone who plays. How bad has this country become if a story like this shocks people.

KELLER (CBS 11 NEWS) – It’s the youth league where everyone is not a winner. The Keller Youth Association (KYA) football league has decided to do away with trophies for every child who plays. The league director said the board made the decision in order to teach kids that to get awards, they have to go above and beyond just participating.

Football director John Quinones said the board had talked about eliminating trophies for a couple years. They scaled back to medals for participants over the last few seasons. Starting in the spring, those will be gone too, except for possibly the youngest division. Only league champions will take home an award.

“The biggest thing is we want to teach these kids everything in life isn’t going to be given to them,” Quinones said. “Your boss when you go to work isn’t going to give you a trophy just because you showed up on time.”

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