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: ‘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

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!

12/09/2016

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.

12/08/2016

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.

12/07/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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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