Still, Nobody Cares
Nothing quite says “you are the greatest” then a nice, shiny new trophy. Trophies are a verification of your greatness, your super-humanness, and your mastering of some skill that nobody thinks is important except for you and the others who participate in your crazy little habit. Think of all the activities that award trophies- nobody cares about any of them. Bowling, road racing, shooting clay pigeons- all completely pointless outside the activity itself. Thus, the trophy is what gives these activities an artificial point.