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4-12 6am Tommy, remembering Hokie Gajan

Apr 12, 2016|

Tommy talks to Mike Detillier, WWL's NFL & college football analyst, about Hokie Gajan.

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That's my friend is a low key guys on a friend who installing casing does not know. He got that name hokey and it's amazing how sometimes can happen it is sometimes things can happen at different points and our lives. They just kind of fit you know I'm saying he was two years old doing a hokey pokey c'mon I'm telling Yang and and fell and cut is admit an emergency room and a doctor game in the name Okie. And its stock. And it's amazing how things like that. Can just happen where. It just fits you are out el. It's an app has it all Hokies it was Howard in goal he was so hokey you was and William Morrow slammer. He was okay. And you know watching him run on on the on TV and you know you you meet them as. I did anyway were in here about EA bears in and hokey and Stan Brock demon and you meet them as people and then when you see him on the field. You realize these guys are very talented football players. As you know him as a person first and away you know. And when you want to wanna feel like man these guys to play our ya ya you're seeing some of that footage. And UC heartbreak and away and Boston suitable line and you go oh man and unfortunately is career like his like his life cut tragically short he's only 56 years old times. Barney you know it's cliche to say that's far too young but it really is Marti on a man. Adage lauded vive and just loved life like you would not believe loved the outdoors hunting the fishing in name. And I think that's already was looking forward to doing you know not many more years of that. I think if he had a choice as much as he loved football and I can't pretend to speak for hokey but. I think he would have just as soon preferred to be. Hunting guy dealer yeah and I absolutely I really do. So today's all about remember in hokey if you had a phrase that he uses said Edmondson entity that you really remember. A text comes in and says that he. He he many readers come. Hokey and lose badly one likes rays in this heaven enjoying the eleventh he says we all one day hope. To have. Another one says that he met hoagie one time he was an extremely gracious gentleman. And his something about Nokia's. If you didn't know. Com. He had a hand the size of the catcher's Mitt it's unbelievable if he didn't hand the the chance to meet him and his text makes reference to that the other hokey handshake in its unforgettable this was just like he catches matter of fielder's glove on and how to describe orbit fair. A cookie were commission mantown NT six O one point seven he would love to hear from you with your favorite Bogeyman reduced. Just if you went talk about him telling combined company as manly phone lines are open. At T 601874. Daughters and a whole bunch of grandkids. And now they're hurt in the day. But you know sometimes remember people at the end and I'd like to remember hokey like this. Don't know hokey pokey as a two year old hit as low ahead. There's no way you can tell me that you don't have a lump in your throat right now anybody that is a New Orleans Saints fans. You know you get the bands coming out there you get the fans in the stands you've got to look at me people are now on the field right now I mean this is. I am with say it's it's as spectacular. Atmosphere what we're going through right now and I tell you what. I just got goosebumps all over me this and you know how hard that is to do. And how hard it is to look at them as well I'll tell what that joke process. Let's say what you get goosebumps just hearing dad. Hope you guys on on a 56 from cancer far too early in. Mike interrogate of the by the windows before the reopening of the dome against the falcons -- to Terry Jones is right now are debit WL. NFL and college football analyst morning nine. Tough a tough morning for a lot of them that nation tell me he went as a rookie guys don't you think. Man that's in Brazil optimum lot of oval super tough. Blood. Bad for a guy that kind of rough around the edges. So it's a big court itself. And how also in the system people yesterday. In narrative vastly different things about IU memorable paean. You know wanted things to and remember we. My youngest daughter. Got pregnant with first grandchild. He he was in the parking lot for saints game we would talk and and he's an ultra energy you'll be careful of that yeah that'll. This and that and intensity is talking about me and he you you will be a change guy could be around that first grandchild. And so you know the guys that you know you can. Have a new image of a certain way and it stopped in the U about the program flaw. And it and to me. Is that economic shall be guy. That you know. Continue our outlook for the big honor of fisherman idol a lot of time to do it. And so you know we we had things discussions. In football. Blood you know Eagles out of his way you know part of me about being in a group law and that that our members you know. The most amazing thing about them. Cannot believe you know not many guys in its day. That you know Hewitt the baker high school in Baton Rouge. And big goes to college you. He gets trapped about a plane and plays pro football. You know that you had career with the signs in the and he becomes the outward sign. How did did he speak to go you know the color guy you on that we did the only company. At ninety miles. I mean it it would now life from the basically. High school. And here though you know you in particular as Brussels speak. That you worked and never really. That radius. It is beautiful player but that rare that happened. And he gets such a big kick. About. Be the pitch man you know commercialize. You know you don't it never thought that you know this would happen enemy. That people would accede to endorse their products so. We have a lot of different talks we didn't show a television show not only Opel worker on the evidence yet we do you usually every every week. From 2006. Up until last year. And so we've we've had some some funny. And Bob is part of that. And median that the holes the show he had a great line about. You know Mikey he got the most important job a year you'd like him are true leader of the above twenty different people's sing and but only one guy. It is being allowed in the rest of course are. And you can go against them. It's well it would laugh about that when Bob it would start on in Ghana. You know wanted to move birds sing yeah yeah that that comment about. And the dog relieved of these you know what somebody saying it way out of two here. Mike hang on don't like about Hokies a player when we come back and you mention it. And a decent loaded route for a on the entries and apple respects so much about him. Is that he was true to himself he never effort tried to be something that he wasn't if anything he was on the other side of the spectrum. And Moses humble guy if you ever ever won him Lleyton and I just feel honored that they get to know on April 6 only to remembering hokey guys. And evidently well time now. Tommy to record we had a death in the family related and so we feel about hokey guys on. And Mike you know talk about a simple guy he's loved to sit in his recliner it was OWL all day long categorize you know that. Yeah you know you lose. You and as you'll meet you know in his business calming. A lot of people that you know. That you mean were we grow up an association we. One new share on different off the air and that. Which bird. And now which is so well is which. I mean. She won. A man as you know. But you know what else a thumb Mike is an as a side note. It can't take it it's gonna come through eventually what you are Siemens will be wood yard to begin with. Yeah you know the thing about it you know. That he hasn't they're trying denounce okay and in May be in O'Connor wrote on the edge sport. Each year he was one purpose that we see an. If it was. Something you knew. Was happy about something you knew it and it was change. Insult. And sometimes. You don't get that everywhere and and so I respected you know. For that it and you know he he was again. EU which saw his which guy and I think that's what made him so appealing. There's so many people. You know in all these years and in and doing. Things with him since you know he he retired at the scalp. And do and TV and radio within. I can't think of any one. Not they disagree with him. Did it and say man like OK. And so I think got a great trait to have. Eat it's not the polished. Sort of voice that you normally would year old polish saying. It will is what it is you know it was 1% museum. My god I want to talk about hokey is a player no reason got a couple more minutes is up liked it. To get then and tenth round of the NFL draft 1981. Ricky Jackson George Rogers frank warned Kobe Browner and Jim oaks premier class on. It it's the greatest draft class the same developer. You know. That 20061. Is right there with that but it's the best and yeah outing on update the Jerry Stovall story about that. I get on here and of course rank mourn. Mrs. wells smokey Johnson members of the 81 NFL draft and take you calls to its music so. 187 and we feel as though we've had a death in the family here. At WWL I guess that's because we have 630 time now got a WL first news David you know we're all walking around here and you've noticed it in. Oh and plates they as stupor but it's kind of like when everybody gathers at somebody's house after death in the family. It is kind of sit around and talk to personnel about the person rather and remember some of the things that. Major last made the person what they were in and then you get on with the the business of what has to be done and now. Today were just an around the radio living room and nom Annan days yet in a Daze and just kind of remember Nokia Larry in MI to tell you rejoins us. Shortly Larry in Canada morning undoubtedly well. Aren't they well they've only there. I don't like Michael Long struck the motor truck now. All going to be met a man a ball we believe that that spread option at illegally it's become. And you thought about paper audit. Get a text and comes in one of my favorite lines Oki said one time was at Reggie Bush ran like a cockroach. A medic complementary deal. Point they would mammoon miss him around here he was Tuesday he lit up every room that he. Anyone been doing you know some houses bud lite commercials over so clever. He wrote those themselves. Yeah now he was not read the script he wrote all of those. Himself and Andy did agree Chad that is a funny man at a tremendous sense of humor and you know I think would. His gentle giant if you ever shook hands with a Ayman and I keep saying this is that's what. Just floored me when I met him for the first time you felt like a little two year old in your parents meander something and he was just as nice one thing. We use our about a hunting one day. And he was in here and it's at a huge take me owning at least it I'm an army ever hunted before and I said now is enough. The ninety. Thank you Larry appreciate Kolb. You have big that it very. Right all the great man and we will be met well. You gotta thank you 640 Tony before seven coming back on debit WL. Dave I am I I love my boys now I mean after the game the other night and then de LA Denver. Yeah if you interviewed d'antoni but there's been at. I mean this is exactly what Stan Brock prophesied this in 1979. Are nineteen days gave me when he got here. If they're sank ever get to the Super Bowl Mardi Gras goes to church picnic. And I'm very same day I. Unbelievable. 645 Tommy Tucker evidently well. That's hokey poke hokey pokey that's how I get his name I think already pokey. And supports it was is real first name was Howard but that is after the saints' parade and you can just hear the un bridled enthusiasm. And that's not a broadcasts of that science and weigh out my notes you conceive of floats in the people as as the guy that is used as saints. This thing in and play here all the way through his heart and you know the bleed black and gold is a phrase that maybe. Is over used you used word doesn't apply but it certainly does when it comes note. Yeah in our thing about it is Bob and I hope you we've we are in that same sort of area code eight lives and soul. Grownup peer planned auction and listen to the sides. You you saw and heard a lot of bad football. And then all of a sudden you know yet to Roland what was Jim war in and certainly. You know which on patent. And it was that the world and I'm now forget they would in the NFC championship game. And Garrett Hartley kicks says field goal and you know all of us you know we come around and in the press box for some time. And he comes out and he gives me the biggest in after that I mean it is have to remember that that he was soul. Excited. For the saints to win. And to get to that game because she knew it. Haven't been through all the angles Connell lean years. Not to get to the biggest show so to speak of pro football. Andy was genuine army's 100% genuine and and his emotions. And I think that's what made here now you know Lullabot so many people. As a football player and I think he would be very very proud of his record I think he was. A little disappointed as would anybody be that is NFL career was cut so short. But while he was able to play before injuries knocked him out of the game he had a pretty substantial NFL record. Yeah it goes crazy about it when he came out. He was not a minute to work out and back. The site entrapped him and bombs first year. So bad knows the first thing is well hopefully in the back. Now that's different or football. When you think about both Phillips and would be wanted to do offensively. You know he's got a pro football's version of let smiles. Mean it was run the football. And that Kristobal dolby. Winner and hoped he got picked. You know they've been contacted him in surveillance in the size of big bulky guys. And someone that would abused Oki. And and so. You know yet one year where he was on injured reserve in 1981. And he debt deal bigger physically and he became the lead fullback. You know what George Rogers. Who'll be Obama thought was going to be basically his version of Earl Campbell. And global world usually do on traits. So you as a fullback what you Portland bombs also it's Google block. And yeah a couple of memorable games epic we all remember that won't work against the cowboys. And you know your game against the jets and we. You broke a loop if you provident out of me talk a bit about it but he got the very most. Out of his football talent. And I think anybody. You know in their profession. And you can see that he it was a talented guy. But he gave you every day. On every play on every snap. If it was Stabile blocker or runner or receiver he gave that to use. And you respect that I think you know you see today in the battle talk about this about him right now our. And and broke yet so much respect because you do you. Adversity I tower has been through in his life and hope you brought that to me ailment which you cited for two years and get a chance. You not leave and any day now you can put it on the field and that's what you look. Any like that we as an announcement to seat gave you woody had in his emotions of that day. You can hear from the radio. And that's the greatest compliment somebody can give. It was certainly no long manhunt on ages put it all out there and Mike anything anyone add who relate to go on and on tough day for all of us appreciate you taking the time it come on. You know it it's been a tough couple bullets or hokey it is rambling he was gat that. You know in my haven't just been with him he never complained. He he was will give the good fight. And certainly he did it in you know sometimes you get something you can't be. But goblet of mommy needs. He he is somebody that what you'd think it means somebody says that vein. You use. You think about you know what he did as a player and on air personality. And you know goblet estimated you know certainly as prayers for a family to because. Difficult role you know that you handle the next couple days. Have a formal even though they cute kind of new for a little while that it was a albeit difficult fight to beat but. He was. Remember all the from them. Thank you might want him good I want him to miss him terribly is 651. If you're close to 60187. In just kind of hang and I made the the example of it's kind of like FT have a death in the family everybody gathers in one room and he's still a bit stunned by here and NC just start. Tell him stories about the person as though there is still here and and personalities sinks in that. Never museum never give your opinion 6528 before recession. Another ignorant trap. Tommy attackers exit DH remember hokey guys on this morning. In all the series double WL I know people get in their cars and listening at different times we feel is always had a death in the family David. In Metairie morning and other WL. It you know I never met OT but I always felt. Out of a guy you numb not sought to it'll show vocal lesson to family and especially. Guys that work with them and not do it is it was a family member. I know you'll probably felt he like as you also you know just by. Yeah I think. He was like dead the David data mean in a rescue but I think he was like did anybody men. Yeah yeah I agree but I am. Our thoughts and don't know. Put out he got the month as well on poppy seed in her body or so. That don't want to. With thank you Dave and definitely say some prayers for his family now he's found it. Ironic that his big tough running back slash fullback. Terror and himself like such a gentleman he was always so channel. And maybe that's because he had four girls you would think he'd hand. You know at least 11. Boy in there but oh he loved his girls man onto on his grandkids as well. So we're taking phone calls and text it to six 187 any fetus when a pass along your condolences of the family you're. In a way I guess it's kind of like a radio visitation just pay your respects and and maybe have a favorite memory of hokey that you'd like to share withers or one of his favorite expressions. That rabbit with a Jim hood trying to run rampant with a Jack hammer away zone where our Jack rabbit with a hammer was pretty tough to beat we'll be back definitely well.

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