‘I’m going to miss every single aspect of it’ — Papa on his Raiders exit and future plans

Ex-silver and black voice unveils college football plans for the fall

Karl Buscheck
July 24, 2018 - 10:11 am

Greg Papa swung by “Joe, Lo & Dibs” on Tuesday to reflect on his time with the Raiders and preview what is to come.

When asked what he’ll miss most about his time with the Raiders radio broadcast, Papa offered the following.

“All of it. I’m going to miss every single aspect of it,” Papa said. “But I’m going to get enough. I’m certainly going to get enough.”

“Now that I am not going to be calling Raider games and I don’t have to be in Napa to watch the Raider practices to prepare for the games, I am going to drop by Santa Clara and learn other teams.”

With no NFL games to call, Papa will be moving to the collegiate game, calling an assortment of high-profile matchups for Compass Media, alongside Tiki Barber. It begins with a reunion with one-time Raider head coach Lane Kiffin.

Here’s a sampling of the games Papa will call:

*Sept. 1: Florida Atlantic @ Oklahoma

*Sept. 8: USC @ Stanford

*Nov. 24: Auburn @ Alabama

Oh, and it turns out Papa is a tennis guy. Broadcasting Wimbledon is on his professional wish list.

“I wouldn’t mind calling that tournament one day.”

Check out the full interview with Papa in the podcast below:

 

 

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