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

USOC Media Summit

RJ’s Olympic Update – Feb. 13

There are too many athletes to track at the Winter Olympics! RJ Choppy identifies a few notable athletes to keep an eye on.

02/13/2014

Super Bowl Radio Row 2014 (94)

RJ Trolls NFL Network’s Nicole Zaloumis

When the lovely Nicole Zaloumis of the NFL Network walked by, RJ jumped out of his seat with the wireless mic…which made for an awkward interview.

01/30/2014

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RJ’s ‘Spaghetti’ Inspired Legends Call

Texas Legends forward Devin Ebanks threw down a powerful dunk on Saturday, prompting a powerful reference from 105.3 The Fan’s RJ Choppy.

01/21/2014

RJ Choppy and Ric Flair

Cowboys Hater Ric Flair Receives Death Threats

Ric Flair isn’t shy about his love for the 49ers, or his passionate hate for the Dallas Cowboys. But why is he receiving death threats?

01/10/2014

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Are Your Playoff QBs Everything You Think They Are?

Perception is reality, right? Well…not so much. Check out some of these facts about the four remaining veteran QB’s left in the playoffs.

01/10/2014

Drolen_NewSchool

Fake New School On Christmas Cards

After hearing New School talk about Christmas Cards this morning, Ben and Skin do their own rendition of New School discussing Christmas cards.

105.3 The Fan–12/18/2013

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Mickey Fisher With Breaking News!

He’s not our Cowboys insider…He’s not our Valley Ranch Insider. It’s our Cowboys Valley Ranch Insider Mickey Fisher — and with Breaking News!

12/18/2013

Football Players Try Out For Movie Role

Why You Should Watch Most Of The Bowl Games

I’m a College Football Maniac. Shan Shariff is not. He’s an NFL guy, which I totally understand, he’s in the majority. But I can make a good argument why you should watch ALMOST every Bowl Game.

12/10/2013

RJ Choppy Son

RJ’s Son Suffers Unfortunate Sledding Fall

RJ’s son was enjoying the winter weather on his sled when he suffered an unfortunate fall. How did RJ react? Like any dad would…he laughed.

12/09/2013

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 2: Andre Williams #44 of the Boston College Eagles breaks a touchdown run against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the second half at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles won the game 34 to 27. November 2, 2013 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

The Degenerate Picks: Week 13

Degenerate Picks for the week. 3-3-1 last week. Here we go.

11/29/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 24:   Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys loses the ball as  Will Hill #25 of the New York Giants defends at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.Dallas retained possession of the ball. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants 24-21.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Dez And His Fumbles Are Causing Headaches

Dez Bryant fumbled the ball on Sunday in a crucial spot, and it could have been costly. His problem holding onto the ball is preventing him from taking the next step in his career.

11/26/2013

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