The former USC football star got his start in broadcasting fresh off the field by doing television analysis for Fox Sports Net and radio work on the Trojan flagship station. Papadakis broadened his TV duties over the next couple of years by adding sideline reporting and magazine show hosting roles.
The “Petros Papadakis Show” started in January 2004. Every afternoon, Petros touched on all aspects of sports, entertainment and life in general. His passion, rapid fire delivery and ability to zoom past politically correct boundaries have made him a controversial figure and a lightning rod for attention. He was named L.A.'s number one "Sports Radio Host" in 2006 by the Los Angeles Daily News.
Papadakis debuted as FSN’s lead college football analyst in September 2004, as he teamed up in the booth with Barry Tompkins. He has become one of America’s leading authorities on college football and has appeared on other FSN programs such as Best Damn Sports Show, the BCS Ratings Show and Totally Football.
Papadakis has guest-starred on several television programs, including the CBS hit series CSI:New York, ESPN's Outside the Lines and Cold Pizza, and VH-1's I Love the 90’s. He also hosted Spike-TV’s “Pros vs. Joes” and he has also been on E!, the Game Show Network and the KTLA Morning News.
Petros, his father John, and his brother Taso all played football at USC. He played tailback for the Trojans and, in 2000, was the captain of the only last place team in USC history. He scored 16 touchdowns for the Trojans and was voted Most Inspirational Player for the 2000 season.