Friday, March 31, 2017
Greg Papa Rips Draymond Green Because Green Rips Raiders' Move From Oakland to Vegas
GREG PAPA was on Draymond Green the other day for having the gall to say that the Raiders scheduled move to Las Vegas was out of line. Green said the Raiders "are Oakland --and I'm standing up for the city of Oakland."
Papa was talking on his radio show 95.7 FM The Game --he's also the play-by-play broadcaster for the Raiders (and is paid by the Raiders for his work on their broadcasts)
Green was incredulous that the Raiders would leave their hometown --"That would be like the Cowboys leaving Dallas and the Celtics leaving Boston."
He went further.
Papa patronizingly said "that's Draymond being 'Draymond--hey, they're moving." I'm paraphrasing because The Game doesn't archive all their hours but Papa's ripping went beyond mere criticism.
It bordered on Papa being a shill for the Raiders. I won't go that far but it was close.
In sports media Bay Area, Papa is considered a top-notch professional. And he is, I've been a supporter. But I heard Pop's poop on Green and it was way over the top. Arrogance would be the right term.
Did I mention that the Raiders PAY Papa? Oh, I did. I'm not saying Pop is a kiss-ass but he should have kept his mouth shut on Green's comments or at least acknowledge Draymond has a right to his opinion. And you know what? Green is 100% percent right and Papa gets a personal foul.