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 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

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Your Weekend ‘Betting’ Guide From The Degenerate

The Degenerate, RJ Choppy, gets your NFL and NCAA picks in before the weekend kicks off.

09/23/2016

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105.3 The Fan Blog: Degenerate Picks For Week 3 Of NCAA, Week 2 Of NFL

Predictions for NCAA and NFL games this weekend.

09/16/2016

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The Degenerate Picks: NCAA & NFL

RJ Choppy returns as ‘The Degenerate’ to make his sports betting pics for the NFL and NCAA weekend.

09/09/2016

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Choppy: Cowboys Training Camp Blog Day 3

Day 3 for Shan, Roy & me (yes, that’s proper English, per Fish…) at the Dulce Vida Beach House, and it gets better with each passing day, but I have a question out there that I need answered.

08/01/2016

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R.J. Choppy: Why I Hate The Red Sox

R.J. Choppy explains his hatred for the Red Sox just in time for their series with the Rangers starting Friday.

06/24/2016

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RJ Choppy: Why I Hate The Cardinals

Follow The Fan: Facebook | Twitter 1. They are frauds. they hide how disgusting they are as people by trying to be nice. They are like Nebraska football fan. When you come to their stadium and they beat […]

06/17/2016

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Choppy: The Kings Are The Latest NBA Soap Opera

Looks like the Kings are going to ‘retain’ George Karl. This after they said they were gonna fire him. What a trainwreck the Kings are

02/11/2016

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RJ Choppy: Why Did The Rangers Pay Profar?

Profar hasn’t played in the Major Leagues since September of 2013, has barely played in the Minors since then, yet gets an 18.7% raise?

01/15/2016

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Video: Choppy Goes ‘Star Wars’ At Texas Legends Game

The Fan’s RJ Choppy is quickly gaining viral status for his calls at the NBA D-League Texas Legends games.

12/18/2015

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The Degenerate Picks The Big College Weekend

This is a College Weekend, BABY! Love the games in College Football this weekend…you should bet accordingly!   Kentucky +14 @Georgia. Just go check out how many TD’s UGA has scored since the Tennessee game… Kentucky/UGA […]

11/06/2015

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The ‘Degenerate’ Picks The NFL, NCAA Weekend Games

Degenerate picks for the week. I’ve had a lot of luck on teasers of late so we stick with it this week. I don’t like the ATS lines in the NFL, but I do like the ATS lines in college.

10/23/2015

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More Degenerate Picks For Pro, College Football

Another good week tease wise from the Degenerate. Lets keep that momentum going!

10/16/2015

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