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SBD/April 18, 2011/Media
NFL Network Reportedly Auditioning Both Papa, Johnson For Play-By-Play Role
Published April 18, 2011
GOING ABOUT THIS THE WRONG WAY: SI.com's Peter King writes, "Papa's the ultimate solid play-by-play man, with strong lines and excellent set-up capability. ... It's downright foolish for NFL Network to be playing with his job by making him audition for it. Foolish. There's no other word" (SI.com, 4/18). In N.Y., Bob Raissman wrote Papa "deserves better from NFL Network." That network execs "made Papa audition for a job he already had is an absolute disgrace" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/17). In St. Petersburg, Tom Jones writes, "Removing Papa, who does an outstanding job, would be a mistake and a major disservice" to him (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 4/18).