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

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Cole Beasley #11 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates his touchdown with teammate Keith Smith #41 against the Green Bay Packers during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Green Bay Packers 30-16.  (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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.



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.


A member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders performs as the Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half at AT&T Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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!


Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo at Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, CA (Photo Ted Nichols-Payne, 105.3 The Fan)

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.


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The Degenerate’s Picks For Dec 10-11

Degenerate Picks for the week. We have been RED HOT over the last few weeks. Keep it going!


File Photo: Head coach Matt Rhule of the Temple Owls   (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Choppy: Rhule Is A Fantastic Hire By Baylor

Baylor fans rejoice, you got a great coach! Matt Rhule is an absolutely fantastic hire by Baylor.



RJ Pays Off The Shock Collar Bet

When it comes to betting on sports, RJ has no fear, be it with his money or his dignity. RJ lost a World Series bet and had to pay it off by wearing a shocking device, controlled by Roy.


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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.


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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.


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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.


105.3 The Fan at Cowboys Training Camp

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.


David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox enters the dugout after batting practice before the team's home opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on April 11, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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.



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