When Everyone’s Super, No One Will Be

Sunday’s column was about the state of high school all-league selections in the age of “everybody’s a winner.”

It seems that this ethos has carried over to all-league picks, which are overly generous these days. From the column:

Yet it seems as though we go overboard these days to recognize mediocrity. This is an age, after all, in which 6-year-olds get a trophy simply for playing on a team. Not a high-five and a pat on the back, but a trophy.

Being all-league at the high school level hasn’t reached that point. Yet. And let’s hope it never does.

It has generated some thoughtful comments thus far. Feel free to contribute.

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