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
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.
4-4 last week. 3-1 in NCAA, 1-3 in NFL. Still a winning record for the year.
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!
After a 4-4 week, I’ve got the double your bet lock in College Football.
Choppy had A BIG 6-1 week last week, 4-0 in College Football. Here are this weeks picks:
Looking to make a friendly wager this weekend? ‘The Degenerate’ RJ Choppy gives you his picks for a busy NFL and NCAA weekend.
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!
RJ runs through one of his famous cardio workouts. Shan watches comfortably from the Bud Light Beach House balcony.
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.
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.
You can tell RJ had something he needed to get off his chest because he’s in a room, all alone, surrounded by towels! Towels?
On his way to the Bud Light Beach House, RJ nearly side-swipes an ambulance…