Having spent half of my nearly 40-year career working with professional athletes and teams (2002-2015 with NY Giants), I could no longer accept their total embracement of “wokeness” and continue to embrace and practice my Catholic Christian faith.

Tonight would have been the start of a season that once brought great joy and experiences of a lifetime, but now is purposely avoided like the plague.

The NFL, NBA, and MLB, have become havens for those seeking a form of social and political justice that’s in direct conflict with what I believe, and is greatly aiding the U.S. decline (politically, socially and economically).

While I will cherish so many fond memories, I will not cave to any pressure and have learned to do without it (as hard as that is at times being around friends who still seemingly can’t live well without it).