R.J. Choppy, like Don Zimmer, has never earned a paycheck outside of the world of sports.
R.J. spent the first 9 years of his professional career at ESPN Radio in Dallas, starting as an overnight board operator, producer, and Sportscenter anchor. R.J. eventually talked his way onto the air as Studio Host, Pre and Postgame host for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and the host of ESPN Radio “Gamenite.” Choppy also serves as the voice of the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League. He has never won a broadcasting award, nor is he a bestselling author on http://www.amazon.com.
Born in Albany, NY in 1979, R.J. moved to Belle Mead, NJ when he was 6, and lived there until attending college at The University of Tennessee. He was lucky enough to catch the senior campaign of the greatest quarterback in NFL history, Peyton Manning, and witnessed Tennessee’s National Championship in 1998. R.J. earned a B.A. in Speech Communication from Tennessee in 2002.
R.J. was a 2 handicap golfer, played baseball in the NABA, and loved to spend lunch time playing pickup games on the basketball court, but marriage ruined all that. He and his wife, Jana, have a son, and live in the Mid-Cities.
New School with Shan and RJ takes an outside the box approach with strong opinions on local sports issues. New School will be very interactive on air and on all social networks. Shan and R.J. incorporate the audience while challenging conventional sports wisdom with a unique, honest, no apologies approach.
New School with Shan and R.J. can be heard weekdays, 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on 105.3 The Fan.
Follow RJ Choppy on Twitter @RJChoppy
Had a great chat with my former coworker Nate Newton out at Cowboys Camp Thursday. Here’s some of the great stuff he told me.
What’s inside RJ’s lucky backpack? it’s quite disturbing…and weird…and without explanation.
Don’t call Dustin Johnson a choker. Call him what he is. A bad putter.
I’m currently so confused as a sports fan as to what’s going on with the outrage over Manny Pacquiao fighting with an injured shoulder.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has openly proclaimed that he is the greatest fighter ever.
What can we say about the most rewarding tenure of a DFW athlete since Lamar Odom? Not much. But here are some more reasons that I simply can’t stand you.
The NBA needs the Mavs and Spurs series to go 7.
In advance of the NCAA Tournament, RJ Choppy spent a week in Surprise with the Rangers for Spring Training. Who are the guys picking to win the tourney? And which player knows the least about college basketball?
RJ Choppy paid homage to The Weather Channel superstar jim Cantore last week, using his famous lines while broadcasting a Texas Legends game.
Tuesday of Super Bowl Week is always Media Day, otherwise known as Female reporters dressing in as tight or little clothing as possible day!
Who will advance this weekend in the AFC and NFC title games? RJ Choppy makes his picks.
Brady has thrown 7 INT in 3 HOME playoff games vs Baltimore. He’s thrown 7 INT in 12 other HOME playoff games combined