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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The Degenerate: NFL Week 16 And Your Bowl Game Matchups

By RJ Choppy | @rjchoppy 105.3 THE FAN – The Degenerate shares his picks to help make you some extra cash. NFL Dallas/Indy OVER 55 — Neither team has a good defense. Take the over. […]

12/19/2014

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The Degenerate Weighs In On College Hoops

The NFL, College Football, and now College hoops! After a 4-4 week, the Degenerate lets you know where you should place your cash this weekend!

12/05/2014

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WWE Invades The Texas Legends

The Texas Legends kicked off their D-League season over the weekend, and that means RJ Choppy has another list of catch phrases that he has to work into the play-by-play broadcast.

11/24/2014

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RJ Choppy’s Degenerate Picks

4-4 last week. 3-1 in NCAA, 1-3 in NFL. Still a winning record for the year.

10/31/2014

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An NFL Teaser With The Degenerate

I was 5-3 last week, 4-0 in the NFL, and I’ve got a little different set up this week. Bet along with me on an NFL Teaser!

10/17/2014

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The Degenerate: Big Weekend For Favorites

After a 4-4 week, I’ve got the double your bet lock in College Football.

10/10/2014

Dallas Cowboys v Miami Dolphins

Degenerate Picks: A BIG 6-1 Week Last Week, 4-0 In College Football

Choppy had A BIG 6-1 week last week, 4-0 in College Football. Here are this weeks picks:

09/26/2014

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The Degenerate Makes His NFL, NCAA Picks

Looking to make a friendly wager this weekend? ‘The Degenerate’ RJ Choppy gives you his picks for a busy NFL and NCAA weekend.

09/19/2014

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Are The Cowboys Fining Players… For Farting?

Ryan Williams, one of the newest Dallas Cowboys at Training Camp, sat down with RJ to discuss not only his childhood as a Cowboys fan, but about the fine being dealt to players … for farting!

07/29/2014

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RJ Works Out On The Beach

RJ runs through one of his famous cardio workouts. Shan watches comfortably from the Bud Light Beach House balcony.

07/28/2014

Tony Romo takes the field for the 1st practice of #Cowboys Training camp

Jerry Has Proven Yet Again He’s The Best Since PT Barnum

Outside the practice facility, where the fun is happening, is a city that seems to be bigger and better each year. More booths, more food, bigger selection at the gift shop. The works.

07/27/2014

Bud Light Beach House

This Isn’t The Oxnard I Know

I’ve been coming to Cowboys camp for almost a decade — be it Oxnard or San Antonio — and I can’t ever remember it being this hot out here.

07/25/2014

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