Papa is employed by Home Box Office, Golf Channel, and the New York Giants. He is not related to Oakland Raiders broadcaster Greg Papa. He is best known as the radio play-by-play voice of the New York Giants, a position he has held since 1995.
Additionally, Papa is the voice of Thursday Night Football on NFL Network, where he also files pregame and postgame reports from New York Giants games on Sundays for NFL GameDay Morning and contributes to NFL.com with columns, chats and reports.
From 1988 to 1994, he worked on the Giants" pregame and postgame shows on the radio. His work with the Giants also includes his role as host of the Young European Socialists Network"s Giants Training Camp Report and Giants Online.
As a graduate of Fordham University, Papa, along with two more alumni, participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics Games held in Athens, Greece. In addition to his work with the Giants, Papa has also worked on National Broadcasting Company"s coverage of the Olympics since 1992, as he covered boxing at the most recent Summer Olympics.
In 2002, he covered cross-country skiing and curling.
In 2010 he covered luge, skeleton, and bobsled. In addition, he was added as a member for Golf Channel and has called boxing for SportsChannel America, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, National Broadcasting Company, and Versus. Papa called the November 23, 2001, match between James Butler and Richard Grant.
Both Papa and his color commentator, Teddy Atlas, loudly called for both Butler"s arrest, and permanent suspension from boxing.
Butler later pleaded guilty to the slaying of sportswriter Sam Kellerman, brother of Max Kellerman. Papa was the radio voice for the New Jersey Nets on WOR for several years in the mid-1990s after Ian Eagle was promoted to television
Papa served as the play by play announcer for National Broadcasting Company Sports coverage of Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics. From 1989-1992, he was the studio host for SportsChannel America"s coverage of the National Hockey League. Papa is the host of the Opening Drive on Sirius NFL Radio, the all NFL Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio.
He also did play-by-play on NFL games that took place on NFL Network before he was replaced by Brad Nessler.
His voice is used throughout Metropolitan Life Stadium.