The Pittsburgh Steelers expect nothing but Super Bowl championships, so if they make the playoffs but don't raise the Lombardi Trophy, they don't want a participation ribbon.
They want the ultimate prize—and they will settle for nothing less.
On Wednesday, Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams took to Twitter to brag about his daughter, like any father should. The 2009 Pro Bowler revealed that when his daughter received a participation ribbon, he would have none of it and gave the ribbon back to her teacher.
Some people might say Williams needs to chill and let his kid get "rewarded" for competing. Others will say the Steelers running back did the right thing by not allowing his daughter to be complacent and accept a prize just for participating.
Williams is not the first Pittsburgh player to employ this philosophy. Last year, linebacker James Harrison grabbed everybody's attention by doing the same thing:
You won't see the Steelers raise a "2016 Playoff Participant" banner at Heinz Field. They aim for championships—something that the players clearly take seriously.