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GentleGiant
03-21-2013, 07:53 PM
He's the play by play commentator for the giants and he's always on giants vids on the giant site.but I never hear him being mentioned on this boards. What is the general opinion of him? I know people like Carl banks who is the color commentator but I don't anything about papa.

YATittle1962
03-21-2013, 07:54 PM
Bob is our guy and has been for many years

titwio
03-21-2013, 07:57 PM
I have no problem with him. Always seems genuine and respectful towards the team, owners and players. He's also well known and respected around the league. Glad he's with the Giants organization.

BigBlueAllDay
03-21-2013, 07:59 PM
Dedicated and passionate Giants analyst and commentator. Great guy.

RoanokeFan
03-21-2013, 07:59 PM
He's the play by play commentator for the giants and he's always on giants vids on the giant site.but I never hear him being mentioned on this boards. What is the general opinion of him. I know people like Carl banks who is the color commentator but I don't anything about papa.

Wait until he screws up :rolleyes:

sethm
03-21-2013, 08:01 PM
I think he has a good insight and calls the games clear. Reps well on NFL channel as Giant source .

FBomb
03-21-2013, 08:02 PM
Papa is the MAN!!

"Way down among Brazilians, coffee beans grow by the billions. So they've got to find those extra cups to fill. They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil"

BigBlueAllDay
03-21-2013, 08:04 PM
I'd go out on a limb and say there's no one better that can do the Giants TV segments like Chronicles, Rewind, etc... He's got solid presentation skills too.

Cloud57
03-21-2013, 08:35 PM
He's the play by play commentator for the giants and he's always on giants vids on the giant site.but I never hear him being mentioned on this boards. What is the general opinion of him? I know people like Carl banks who is the color commentator but I don't anything about papa.Eh, no opinion really. I like Carl Banks though since he knows football. Btw on the website there's a section called "Eisen's Mailbag" I don't know who he is but his answers to question are useless.

Roosevelt
03-21-2013, 08:39 PM
The voice of the Giants - Bob Popper!

Toadofsteel
03-21-2013, 08:40 PM
The reason why you never hear about him is because he does a great job. Why fix what isn't broken? I like how he can stay objective too, compared to a lot of the team color commentators (which are hired by the team, and as such, are generally expected to present a slant in favor of their employer's team.

Rudyy
03-21-2013, 08:40 PM
I like him. He seems unbiased too when he's calling for the other team. Full of energy, he's cool.

BluTri10
03-21-2013, 08:45 PM
Not a HUGE fan of Papa. Jim Gordon was the best!!!!!

KidA
03-21-2013, 08:48 PM
I happen to like Pat Hanlon. He really gets angry when we're sucking it up.

Buddy333
03-21-2013, 08:50 PM
He is great. Like him a lot on Sirius too.

jomo
03-21-2013, 08:52 PM
He is great. Like him a lot on Sirius too.Really like Papa. Don't think that Hanlon represents this organization well at all.

fansince69
03-21-2013, 08:53 PM
what's not to like?

darrin99
03-21-2013, 08:54 PM
Is this a trick question? :p

manning to shockey
03-21-2013, 09:00 PM
I like him a lot. I think Papa and banks have good chemistry too. I hate when they throw in Anita Marks though, she's annoying as hell and u can tell papa and banks don't want her there.

BluTri10
03-21-2013, 09:06 PM
The only reason I don't like Papa is because he's not Jim Gordon!

poppa smurph
03-21-2013, 09:13 PM
Papa is the MAN!!"Way down among Brazilians, coffee beans grow by the billions. So they've got to find those extra cups to fill. They've got an awful lot of coffee in Brazil"like the shaving cream song too... On a slow day, they sometimes get to the 2nd verse lol

GameTime
03-21-2013, 09:24 PM
always liked Bob......

egyptian420
03-21-2013, 09:59 PM
Love that guy. He's got a likable personality and he's pretty objective.

Love how he hosts Giants online because he brings objectivity to Pat Hanlon's homerness.... I also like Pat Hanlon's passion for the team but he needs to chill out sometimes

BigBlue1971
03-21-2013, 10:01 PM
Bob Papa is an icon in Giants terms. ive always loved the guy because he is a Giant! he calls a good game too!

BigBlue wins
03-21-2013, 10:06 PM
Pat Hanlon tends to talk too much I think

Bob Papa is a really good analyst. Both he and Carl Banks are so on key when it comes to commenting on the game. If for some reason I cant watch the game, that means I'm driving so giants radio is on. I fully entrust I know whats going on clearly when I listen to them.

alentown pa
03-21-2013, 10:16 PM
He has nothing on **** lynch. As for handsome Carl banks, he is the best, wish we still had him playing linebacker

GiantRoc
03-21-2013, 11:23 PM
Bob Papa is a total class act. Great voice. Gives a good play by play in a fair and pretty unbiased way. I have heard many other play by play guys from other teams. Their "homerness" is so annoying. Carl is the best too. Their web shows are also well done. Hanlon comes across badly. Too course for my taste.

JB456
03-21-2013, 11:27 PM
He's the play by play commentator for the giants and he's always on giants vids on the giant site.but I never hear him being mentioned on this boards. What is the general opinion of him? I know people like Carl banks who is the color commentator but I don't anything about papa.

I like him cause he tells it like it is. If there is a problem or someone isn't performing well, he will say it. He doesn't sound like a die hard doofus that's on the Giants jock 24/7.

TCHOF
03-21-2013, 11:29 PM
Love Papa.

Sundown
03-21-2013, 11:36 PM
Anything that isn't a cowboys voice is good!

Flip Empty
03-21-2013, 11:38 PM
He gets a tad repetitive but I like his enthusiasm.

Drez
03-21-2013, 11:39 PM
I also really like how Papa is descriptive of the formation presnap. I listen to the games on the radio a lot. Pretty much, if it isn't a prime time game, I have to listen to it first. It seems small, but it's something a lot of play by play guys don't do well or with consistency.

Drez
03-21-2013, 11:40 PM
He gets a tad repetitive but I like his enthusiasm.The one thing I don't like about Bob is that sometimes he's a little too enthusiastic. I'll be listening to the game at work and I'll hear him get all excited and run over to the radio only to find out that we had a 5 yard rush. Dammit Bob!!!

JJC7301
03-22-2013, 12:07 AM
Bob Papa's awesome. And so is Banks. They're a great team.

Dorothy
03-22-2013, 12:08 AM
what's not to like?


My thoughts exactly

GreenZone
03-22-2013, 01:55 AM
Outstanding, to quote a certain coach who has a different color to describe the twenty yards closest to the goal line on offense.

Bob is a product of the one time world's greatest radio station, WNEW AM and it shows. Hard to imagine a better play by play team today.

I listen to them in the background while watching the games with the minute delay on the internet stream. With all the commercials to mute, you get to hear most of the big calls and pick up information from Banksey that you wouldn't otherwise know about while a few commercials are avoided. The audio feed usually goes to break about the same time the live TV feed comes out of commercials too.

So, yes, WE do like Bob Papa, to help shape your opinion for you.

jomo
03-22-2013, 02:11 AM
Bob Papa's awesome. And so is Banks. They're a great team.We suffered for many years listening to Jim Gordon and **** Lynch. It was difficult to even know what was going on sometimes. Papa and Banks are a blessing.

Editory comment: I guess I was supposed to say "Richard" Lynch.........lol

Flip Empty
03-22-2013, 02:53 AM
The one thing I don't like about Bob is that sometimes he's a little too enthusiastic. I'll be listening to the game at work and I'll hear him get all excited and run over to the radio only to find out that we had a 5 yard rush. Dammit Bob!!!
Hah yeah, there's a bit of that. His calls always sound good on NFL Films clips, at least.

P_Simms_#11
03-22-2013, 03:49 AM
Anything that isn't a cowboys voice is good!

Or an Eagles voice.

BlueJayC
03-22-2013, 10:49 AM
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Papa is great.....Gordon and Lynch were the best.......R.I.P.........

You don't realize how great Papa is until you hear announcers from other teams like Merrill Reese from the Eagles.....ugh.....awful....not just saying that because he's an Eagles announcer his voice is just awful.....sounds like he got a banana lodged in his throat......

Surprisingly the Pats guys are pretty good.....got to listen to them cry in their milk twice on SB Sunday's.......

pacco_diablo
03-22-2013, 11:07 AM
Bob Papa is awesome! A man after my own tastes. Giants football and Boxing!!!!

BlueBlitzer
03-22-2013, 11:28 AM
Seriously, who doesn't get Fired Up when He yells " TOUCH DOWN GIANTS " . ( My son and our family go nuts too. But if we were announcers, we couldn't yell it any better than Papa ). He shows His fandom when we make a FG, and says " True Blue ". The NFLNET was a fool to let Him go. His loss is our gain. I haven't felt so good about our broadcasting team since Pat Summerall and John Madden were calling Giant games. Carl Banks gives us a players guide as to what is really happening on the field. Kudos to both.

SweetZombieJesus
03-22-2013, 12:05 PM
I like Bob, and you can hear him most mornings on Sirius NFL Channel. Considering just how much he is around the Giants, he's pretty reasonable and not a mega-homer.

tonyt830
03-22-2013, 12:20 PM
I have heard Papa on the radio a few times, when I used to live up in Jersey. I have watched him some on NFL Net during preseason Giants games. I like him as our guy. He does not act like a homer like some of these other commentators.

Trust me, living in Tennessee, one guy I cant stand on the radio or TV is the Titans commentator, Mike Keith. He is so biased and one-sided, moreso than any other commentator I have listened to in any sport. Keith goes way overboard when the Titans do something well, but when the other team scores a TD or registers a sack, he is the polar opposite. I have called him out on it in the past, via email, but he could care less about my opinion--LOL!!

bansaw
03-22-2013, 12:27 PM
Bob Papa calling the Burress TD and **** Lynch yelling TOUCHDOWNNNNN gives me chills and watery eyes every time lol

Papa and Banks going crazy when Tynes hit the FG in GB is pretty epic too

CowboysSuck
03-22-2013, 12:55 PM
Eh, no opinion really. I like Carl Banks though since he knows football. Btw on the website there's a section called "Eisen's Mailbag" I don't know who he is but his answers to question are useless.

Eisen was the old John Schmelk. In any case, his "mailbag" as they have been calling it for years is useless. I remember back when Tiki was having fumbling isssue and it was Fassels last few years, his responses were generating a lot of heat. Everyone thought he was too soft to say anything bad about the Giants blah blah

Papa has much better presentation/announcer skills than Carl Banks. I love Bob Papa. Carl too

Mercury
03-22-2013, 01:40 PM
He's the play by play commentator for the giants and he's always on giants vids on the giant site.but I never hear him being mentioned on this boards. What is the general opinion of him? I know people like Carl banks who is the color commentator but I don't anything about papa.

Bob?

FBomb
03-22-2013, 02:29 PM
Bob?

Ha! This made me lol.

Kruunch
03-22-2013, 02:51 PM
In the immortal words of Shannon Sharpe: Papa ... Bada beeda bobba papa?

byron
03-22-2013, 03:02 PM
In the immortal words of Shannon Sharpe: Papa ... Bada beeda bobba papa? oh man... hahaha i can hear him now

1986Bavaro
03-22-2013, 03:02 PM
Bob Papa is terrific! Touchdown Giants!!!!!

rtlax
03-22-2013, 09:05 PM
I still hate the brass over at NFL network for how they treated Papa. He is very good at what he does. Heck, if you watched the summer games in the UK this past summer he was calling the boxing matches it was awesome. It was him and some guy who I think has spent the last 50 years inside a boxing ring, Papa was a great interpreter if nothing else lol.

bigblue58
03-22-2013, 11:09 PM
He's the play by play commentator for the giants and he's always on giants vids on the giant site.but I never hear him being mentioned on this boards. What is the general opinion of him? I know people like Carl banks who is the color commentator but I don't anything about papa.

Great TD calls, great play by play, and he gets just as angry and frustrated as we do when the Giants are screwing up...which is very satisfying....great guy.
And Carl Banks is no slouch either!

Giantslb66
03-22-2013, 11:30 PM
Who's your PAPA?!!!!!!! The guy is great.

FBomb
03-22-2013, 11:49 PM
I do have to say though.....Toomer just annoys me when he's co-hosting Opening Drive with Papa.

Rudyy
03-22-2013, 11:52 PM
Yes yes, enjoy Bob for now..because Rudy will be the voice of the New York Giants in the future!!!!! Except not really..

gmen0820
03-22-2013, 11:53 PM
Hell yeah.

Merrill Reese on the other hand is the most agitating **** on the face of this Earth!

Rudyy
03-22-2013, 11:54 PM
Hell yeah. Merrill Reese on the other hand is the most agitating **** on the face of this Earth!That man's voice is a sin by itself..

FBomb
03-22-2013, 11:56 PM
Yes yes, enjoy Bob for now..because Rudy will be the voice of the New York Giants in the future!!!!! Except not really..

"It's a metaphor. But that actually happened though."

Rudyy
03-22-2013, 11:59 PM
"It's a metaphor. But that actually happened though."hahaha

P_Simms_#11
03-23-2013, 12:24 AM
"It's a metaphor. But that actually happened though."

Good movie!

FBomb
03-23-2013, 10:07 AM
Good movie!

Yeah.....I've been stuck on a Dodgeball movie quote thing for a week now!! I routinely jump from that to Fletch and Anchorman. All of them have great one liners that can be used in almost any conversation.

Dabluguy
03-23-2013, 10:34 AM
Bob is the man.

bigal1giant
03-23-2013, 10:47 AM
Bob Papa is a terrific Giants announcer! But, that said, I was lucky to be at the games when Jim Gordon (RIP) was the announcer! IMHO, the greatest of all the announcers for the G-Men!

Moke
03-23-2013, 10:48 AM
He's the play by play commentator for the giants and he's always on giants vids on the giant site.but I never hear him being mentioned on this boards. What is the general opinion of him? I know people like Carl banks who is the color commentator but I don't anything about papa.


I have a question for you.

Do YOU like Bob Papa?

P_Simms_#11
03-23-2013, 01:45 PM
Yeah.....I've been stuck on a Dodgeball movie quote thing for a week now!! I routinely jump from that to Fletch and Anchorman. All of them have great one liners that can be used in almost any conversation.

Rip Torn and Ben Stiller were great in that movie. I didn't like Anchorman the first time i saw it, but it grew on me after a while!

FBomb
03-23-2013, 01:51 PM
Rip Torn and Ben Stiller were great in that movie. I didn't like Anchorman the first time i saw it, but it grew on me after a while!

60% of the time it works every time.

RagTime Blue
03-23-2013, 01:52 PM
Papa Rocks!!

P_Simms_#11
03-23-2013, 02:15 PM
60% of the time it works every time.

It''s made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good.

nygon3
03-23-2013, 02:40 PM
I met him, Toomer, and Oben after a game... They are all really nice and let me chat with them 4 a couple minutes...

FBomb
03-23-2013, 02:44 PM
It''s made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good.

"I'm kind of a big deal. People know me. I have many leatherbound books and my apartment smells of rich Mahogany"

P_Simms_#11
03-23-2013, 03:11 PM
"I'm kind of a big deal. People know me. I have many leatherbound books and my apartment smells of rich Mahogany"

lol!

blueribbon
03-23-2013, 04:44 PM
He bleeds blue.

Antwuan
03-24-2013, 01:05 AM
I like his enthusiasm on play by play with the Giants. He is a great commentator, I like him.

GreenZone
03-24-2013, 05:24 PM
I have a question for you.

Do YOU like Bob Papa?

THAT is the real question.