I’ve read many threads concerning the younger generation and their way of thinking about things, and participation trophies get thrown into the mix. I went by my parents house today and they had something for me that they had found stored. My old football trophies from grades 4-6. And guess what? Three of the four trophies were participation trophies dated 1977-79. The bigger one was an actual award as the Most Improved Player. And yes, it was the one I was most proud of and the others were basically meaningless. I had forgotten about those trophies that everyone got and can’t remember ever getting any in baseball. But, I guess the point of the thread is that participation trophies have been around a lot longer than the current crop of young people as I’m now 52. Or either there are a lot of 70+ Glocktalkers and I actually am part of the younger crowd.