R.J. Choppy

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 served as the voice of the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League for two seasons. He has never won a broadcasting award, nor is he a bestselling author on Amazon.

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. RJ is the proud father of two boys.

New School with Shan and RJ takes an outside the box approach with strong opinions on local sports issues.  They are 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.

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

Choppy: DFW vs Boston Isn’t Close, Except In Sports

It’s fun to play the ‘Us vs. Them’ game! For instance, comparing Dallas/Fort Worth to Boston. But the fun goes away a bit because it wouldn’t be a very close game.

05/18/2017

Choppy: The ‘Best’ Sports Postseason Is Up For Debate, The ‘Worst’ Is Not

I understand that the NBA Finals last year were the highest rated since 1998, when some guy name Jordan played. This postseason, quite frankly, has stunk.

05/12/2017

Choppy: Thank You, Canada

When country singer Brent Kissel’s microphone wasn’t up to par, he decided to ask the fans to help sing. The Star-Spangled Banner. In Canada!?

05/02/2017

Choppy’s ‘Pink Eye Academy’ Honoree: QB Chad Kelly

My first “Pink Eye Seal of Approval’’ this year was awarded to Davis Webb. And since that fateful day at the end of February when I gave him that honor, he has shot up draft boards.

04/13/2017

Choppy: If OSU Had A Clue, Doug Gottlieb Would Be Their Next Head Coach

This is the sports equivalent of setting up a Tinder account and the first girl that pops up is the one you had a massive high school crush on, who’s husband just skipped town, and he even took the family dog.

03/23/2017

Choppy: As I Predicted, SMU Got TCU’d

As I wrote last week, I predicted that SMU would get screwed by the NCAA Selection Committee and be a 5 or 6 seed. They were a 6. Criminal!

03/14/2017

Choppy: SMU ‘Ponies’ Getting Less Respect Than Ever

Here we are! It’s that time of year again, March Madness, and for me its the best month of the sports calendar.

03/08/2017

Browns Drafting Mitch Trubisky At No. 1 Would Be The Most Browns Thing Ever

There’s a report from the very plugged in Mary Kay Cabot, that the Cleveland Browns are seriously considering taking Mitch Trubisky, QB UNC, #1 overall.

03/03/2017

RJ Choppy: Packers Don’t Stand A Chance Against Cowboys

Vegas has already told us that the Cowboys are better by virtue of the point spread. Don’t outthink the room.

01/12/2017

Choppy: ‘Die Hard’ Is A Christmas Movie!

We had this discussion on the show today. Shan Shariff says no, but Mac Engel and I both agree: Die Hard is 100 percent a Christmas movie.

12/22/2016

Another Dynamite Week Of Picks From The Degenerate

Another dynamite week for you…since the middle of October you’ve been rolling in the dough, thanks to me, of course!

12/16/2016

Choppy: A Letter To Tony Romo Fans

I swear I’m living in some bizarro world where Tony’s good parts have become glorified superhuman strengths only bestowed on Zeus and Hercules.

12/14/2016

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