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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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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

Johnny Manziel  (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

The Degenerate Picks: Week 12

Degenerate Picks for the week! Really strong showing last week, so we will carry this in with a guaranteed 3-0 in NCAA. Here we go!

11/22/2013

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 04: Seneca Wallace #9 of the Green Bay Packers passes against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on November 4, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Bears defeated the Packers 27-20. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Degenerate Picks: Week 11

3-5 last week. Things WILL be better this week! NFL @GB -1 Philly. I know A-Rod isn’t playing, but its still a home game and its still Philly. Seneca Wallace is great in Play Action. [...]

11/08/2013

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The Degenerate Picks: Week 10

Degenerate Picks for the Week! 5-6 Last Week, I owe you one.

11/01/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 20:  Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball as Cary Williams #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles defends  on October 20, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania.The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 17-3.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Degenerate Picks: Week 9

Another winning week for the Degenerate, 6-3 overall! Thank me later. I am betting the Cowboys game, but probably not as you’d expect.

10/25/2013

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 13: Quarterback Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 13, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Eagles won 31 - 20. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Degenerate Picks: Week 8

Rough week last week. Lots of NFL upsets, which threw off the curve. I like the way this week looks a lot better. Some guarantees in here. Enjoy!

10/18/2013

Nolan Ryan, left, and Jon Daniels discuss the signing of pitcher Roy Oswalt during the Texas Rangers game against the Seattle Mariners in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)

A Crying Shame In Arlington

Shame on JD and Nolan. Shame on them for letting petty differences ruin what was the best run organization in MLB. And shame on the owners for not owning their team.

10/18/2013

Super Bowl XLV Logo Outside Cowboys Stadium

Our Cowboys-Valley Ranch Insider Mickey Fisher

He’s not our Cowboys insider. He’s not our Valley Ranch Insider. He’s our Cowboys Valley Ranch Insider Mickey Fisher. Get the latest news on the Cowboys in this week’s report.

10/16/2013

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