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4-12 8am Tommy, remembering Hokie Gajan

Apr 12, 2016|

Tommy talks to Steve Korte, former Saints offensive lineman, about his friend Hokie Gajan.

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It's like Steve Gordon a minute who played with Tolkien. Certainly knew him as a member of the broadcast team here Devin WL and and other weather's jury and we're loaded dreary here. But it's hard not to be we lost a member of the family and a friend. And and I think the true measures of some of these life is if you can leave the world better. That it was when you found it and I think it's definitely looking guys on the way he lived his life in the way he represented only issue in the saints. But more importantly in the way he him. Embraces duty as a husband. As a father and as a grandfather. And a missing we've really well and and and for those of us with beliefs and in an afterlife we we think and we opened we trust and we believe that. We will be reunited. And that in the next line will be able to see each other increase each other. But I think what's lost in all of that he is. The fact that there's going to be a lot of missing somebody between those two times and you try to comfort yourself. By thinking well there a better place and there happier now but that doesn't have anything to do with the fact that for the rest of your life. Economists and terribly and has to be able and you aren't it. That's going to be field will be back tummy tuck remembering hokey go to guy shown under the memory hokey guys joining us here to draw a circle. And he always said he was very lucky to do this around where he was born replace high school football. Where he played football and Allen if you and eventually for the saints would be a pretty. Relatively small circle but then if you were to draw the circles. For people's lives that he touched and and they would expand day much like a rock and on where the ripples would keep getting bigger. And bigger and bigger he passed away last night from cancer. Heroic battle with cancers only 56 years old Steve fortunes right now former saints senator. Who played with Tolkien who I understand was airless announcing. Alia yet Serb. Four. I got it it would instantly thought is it's. Serbian George that orbit and then yesterday of course. It was just important out there wore me out there so. It was good or. How Lum. You know we we know Hokies the lovable. Fullback lovable announcer. Tom how his seat towards the end when when you guys were talking. Pretty much the same video. Obviously a little weaker. That this ticket so that. Never let you sort that gets bigger and at least it's got to cut out and then. Talk about art stores. I concede that you enjoy. You know in the last states that now but he was albeit because. Actually yesterday that some of the stupid thing. It's there. As the only two inmates in training camp JC's. You know on dishing church outing troops will get that. Week we got rules and all that it would. Our great school. Did John did he seem name and to know when did you seem to know both yield paneling and unspoken thing that a maybe less time you spoke. And you know. So many memories and so many great memories and get it. It you know at you when you get to be that different people. What sort of happens I think a lot of times news. You're good strategy don't have to really worry. And keep what somebody each and every day here yeah sure you talk normal. I mean you pretty much Ian would be candid when you do. Are you disputed can't take off we left. You pick up after six months Stephen is like you never missed a beat. Now our record has blocked in the Lockerbie get in on hand and we can just get so historic. That's always sort of comfortable giving that you have ex teammates and obviously poking so special part. I'm always going to the locker room as a football player. You know leaders vocal. No doubt he was never never sort of vocal. Pretty much kept himself. You know pretty good student game. He's got to work like that you're is sitting opposite library so it became. Yet more opposite lines dates just. Through attrition and by the fact it was such a good guy. Big blocker students parents and most was timed on. Davey if you had died a couple of favored memories you have to look back on when it comes a rookie will they be. Starter they're literally there are so many and we can sit here and talk about it. States. So that there's release. There's probably not one paper that. It is the stuff that we used to talk about. So because we used in quirky in either coach or player or. Some of the experiences that we added that there aren't you it's almost they almost like an overnight. And Pakistan controlled and I think that was instituted that you did. And you remember that and that's happened thirty years ago that Shia. It's still just as ratchet it won't let it happen at any more out there was. So. There's a lot of those on the mine that there just hit it to me right now and edginess and I've got. Was last night more of goodbye there was more of a celebration of the friendship. Not public they go and blow. Architect my girlfriend about it yet you know it's some. It's just a really sad situation when you have noted. They're veteran news is as passing it started here at the same time that woods. There's got a beautiful place and marketplace this. Quote same page. And now. He was a guy that had a whole life you know destabilize its actions all of which young guy. And certainly don't hear much too young absent at a quarter missed so much emotion here and big rebels that. Armed what you look at Italy it is like in the way to see what each day. There's a bunch of lifetime's Upton that took six years and eighties that each one of those to the full extent yet shall like a great life itself. So it was it was a little bit of celebration as well because we all. That. You'd be really happy. Thank you Steve appreciate your time and oh it's tough but I. Just camping enough coming on the thing I'd Steve cooler senators. Saying it hokey really identify more with the offensive linemen and I would believe that considering he specialized in blocking and that was primarily had to do to keep in mind 1984. He led the league with six yards per carry. And he was shared a back field with George Rogers and Earl Campbell two Heisman Trophy winners. Eight when he won more remembrances of pokey when we come Akron announced he went in. Try to get to work looked evidently well track. I played that because. As we mourn hunky guys John a day and I did this earlier but a lot of people you know get in the car and leave at different times. And a lot of tanks are coming in saying I'm curious how did he get the name hokey. May god bless him and his family rest seventies well when he was two years old. He was spin and around doing the hokey pokey. And I used imagine this over size two year old. Season and around doing the hokey pokey fell and hit his head had to get stitches. And as he was in a hospital a doctor gave me a name hokey. And its stock and it's funny how things happen for a reason and that is. That Howard guys John would not have done it. He is not a how. No that's his given name but he's a hokey. And it's amazing how that used. Just stuck with him and I think very appropriately so big surely tiger and other W good morning. It first of all work actually and give my condolences to them. Editor who Asia read. A great person. And as parents are gonna go real well. And applause at that particular bug that most widow and now here and is just more. And what I want to say it is or anything. Is depressed and what you look at your life but trees grow the game. Everybody. Somewhat remote that's what makes all that we checked each other. Injured when this negative I can pick out of firearms. Endo the cultural city and a breeze what is good about it. And this is sort partners ought to death black why. Most course we have to. Respect each other. At a that this man press. And up front in order in. Best in the business right now so we did some pop and removed so. And let them. There's a aspect on don't work out. And I hope we get finally to our milky. Thank you big surely appreciate is probably Evan Evan don't know be bogey Reggie good morning and other WL. Wrong and Reggie I you do one. All the mark tomorrow all you want. We are Lou. I'll. Make little one's arm and jewelry charm a the actual movement among. We. Hope guard. Illiterate. 91 shortly. Are minimal use of erosion. Are on the court action in the war. Or shall correct it would yeah. And so for football and you know. You didn't. Of whom were. Cheering louder or you were. Out. On the issue. All of Austrian leader now. You. Panama. Thank you Reggie you know he as in one town about. Trying to come up with a hokey ism it's like do you get these things in the anyone right now is in ninety give you one right now. These things has come out of my head isn't much in a football game and it's not the enthusiasm that I am for the game. And again from the fan's standpoint I think viewers watching this game. And count on the radio as a former player. As a stout a former scout. And as one of the biggest saints fans are bigger saints fans ever because he always were seen skier when he did the games. As Jim had to be more impartial and that it hokey it was a Colorado homer and he was not ashamed about that and oh we love the saints and he pulled form. More we come back he's thirty now if you get something new and tunnels smuggled he'd Niger and somebody called and texted me. Attacks in the Brad Benson Tommy thank you for the way they were Evans who you know express opinions and an amendment does away as much as it is easily use an earlier in the family gathering after Lawson. And use talk and then remembering fondly the person that was loss to lower. Maybe it's celebration of his life either way we miss him and we are going already in ornament seem. But the rest of lives here one of his friends are accused the he touched every football season I think. I think Leonid broadcasts were able. And RD 31 time now into the W offers news for them given Dave Cohen thank you Dave we'll continue our remembrance. About pokey guy on who I think your but he knows by now we lost last time they get a text here about hokey ism. Remember hokey talking about her defense vs Seattle and playoffs so many holes and our defense. It's like pouring water in a strainer. So Jim Anderson doing Garland later today at 1010 and is going to be very tough day for him and some of the attacks that. Again in cities states LSU in the saints and the people lost a wonderful person. Com. Tommy of course as we Euro land shooters and by the loss of hokey one of his funny lines calories from member. As when he does crime go running Bagram likeness reed of Rhode Island so hard and now like quote that line is often as I can RIP. My friend Alexi the morning's Bob Bullock seemed on your WW good morning. Margaret we at the people people real when he was at issue. Old Q weren't. And I mean he was. But he was only. And that she. Remembered in. What are what will want that map with. All. The I mean. Great. People. And good plays. But he was in college star at the word. There are many as 200 pounds and is drafted. By the saints via fullback in Ann and George Rogers and then later on acquired Earl Campbell. And he's he's in they usable bag but he played both. Played those who is an excellent blocker which is probably the first mistake he made. He got you know ED immediately ebony problem you know run and old people are needed to keep. Well he has a big people will it just how good or Cuba when he. And I think that thank you Bob I think what a lot of people are remembering to. He is how good of a person he was because if he's saying about how shorter football career is UB Livan. Your life a lot more. Than just playing football and Steve court who played with so he was a good friend of his a hunting and fishing friend. It is said that pokey was fifty sixes and that's far too young but he crammed. He crammed a whole lot of living in 56 years but again. And help his family dazzling and Alphonse not to Wear anywhere close to his. Biological family but. Even though if you believe in somebody don't know better plays and doesn't mean. They you know miss them like crazy and until it will be back dubbed W. And before you get too carried away you're invited on both of those fishing trip is that right yet again anchor. On an anchorman wealthy you are now. In the sports anchor in the network. I don't know but you just want somebody who uses shown it since. He and Jim Henderson or Thomas hose you guys John had such a great chemistry and Janice understand Sydney on with Cokie Jim Jim is going to be on with Garland. And about 1010 and talk about their relationship. And I get a tax here and I guess I can read it somebody needs a finding audio hokey on ESPN. In December of 2003 after the river city relay John Carney. Miss the extra point. After the miracle touchdown pokey was interviewed on the radio. By Dan Patrick the next day he'll he told him that the saints could fall into a barrel of women's. Boobs and come outs. Second there's becomes one of the funniest rookie isms I ever heard. Oh and breach any. Anybody's sensibilities with that but that's the kind of stuff so you would come up with seemed Gallagher joins us right now relatively new to the WWO family and talkies Steve about you know union gang economy and you're not from the year you're from Jersey. It is illegal he gave musical children. Known it I came in the magical 2009 season sells like what has everyone talking about eight this team is amazing. Com but right off the bat he was one of the guys. That Tom I initially meg going to training camp. And yeah I did not know my way around. Didn't know the media members been noticing staff. March fees he was working at the time. As the sports director and which show me the ropes and introduce me to hokey and it was one of those things from right from the jump he was. Very approachable and willing to you know talk to you about just the bat. Anything you want to with football or away from the field and it's some of those conversations. That. We're off the topical football that we're probably the best in those training to any of their training camp days and then even the last two years getting two goal way. And really being forced all of us to spend time as a family together in West Virginia. We were really well a special times getting to know the person hokey guys on. If you can talk about him and I hope he can about the personal. We're similar things he'd like to discuss outside of football it was for me it was all about you want to know about my son from my son Jackson just turned six years old. And it was you know. The very interested in finding out you know how how am I gonna raises boycotted from the Jersey and it's gonna be a saints -- years since an LSU. And it's just. Almost like that fever uncle you would have Jamie's some great wisdom and in the stories he would weave and I I think those those type that type of wisdom. Of the like fatherly wisdom he passed down to me wool. We'll stick more than anything that he pulled me football wise which was above and beyond as well I feel like hokey guys on that we forgot more football than I'll ever learn. You know you say that it makes me realize the first thing out of his mouth whenever he saw me was to ask about my daughter I may not realize that and in terms of as you're talking thing and about advice it was always age relative you know he had four daughters so. When you say how old's your daughter and around Nancy Denny gimme some advice for an eight year old be on sale I'd say ten million gimme some advice for ten year old 1214161. Man via. And nom he really was I think is Stephen you say that like everybody's favorite all local. That you couldn't wait forming come over and you rated when he left and you cared about everything that he had to say. And then it's whatever if you came across that situation to it would hit you are eventually go you know why. Hope he told me about that means he told me exactly how to handle this kind of situation or what to say or what and he just his words. How were so unique. That it will lose. A solicitor had earlier today was almost late eighty world's version of Yogi Berra. And to me that that sums him up perfectly where mum. I I just looked forward. To hearing his analysis on game days and during the game and then it's even in his post game wrap up. I learned so much more about football because of him and will be greatly missed I send my deepest condolences to his family. Any mention yogi Berry and both of them not saying things. Like that because they did know but saying it because they did known had the luxury of making fun of it if you understand what I'm saying yeah absolutely go through stages where you're trying to it to get your head. Out of word doesn't belong to then you can have fun with a because you know someone. And the best part about it is that at virtually one he'd just say and you keep going over and then the more you you said it. Like that but makes completes. Thank you Steve I appreciated 851. Done in Metairie will come to you next right now Lou related traffic on evidently. It hit me square in the face like a way it's gone it's done miserable duo of heat and humidity. Mad so keep from one of his commercials I presume they'll find some of those clubs like commercials that he did. Because those things moved very very clever and again for those of you and enjoy it like I did I think it was Bud Light. I hope so but the commercials were so entertaining I don't drink and I liked here and done from Metairie morning and evidently well eager. Over Alicia Daria yeah. Yeah. They are what mine are part mart prison should do what are you lord and there's children. I'm Hokies back community. Are you dressed up this year I would game winning goal on caller. And art are I would talk right there. Where the media can play notre anarchists and Veoh and America argued organ of aggregate it over a little bit. I actually use target my are recognizable. Item Toyota pickup truck. Yeah I am I put all my big four were white danger would stop and look like a little cutesy. It anyways he passes by I believe we have issues like you're you know after that the reporters did coach inject its size and in the step by sugar Morris and issues. Edu spewed dressed up like this so much yeah Russia are. I did two years ago in March producer and different chubby more than normal regarding which he couldn't chew gum always. He told me it it was gross written Dutch reason that that abetted stay in the Bill Murray doing to stop for the don't fly around Europe or urged. But yeah and then I would I would dorm and in large cigars no play and support them but he approached by. Well Norma my wings once I'm the locker room for a going appeal. I am. While thank goodness. In sports leader Bill Gates seventy WWL New Orleans 1053 WWL FM and HD 110 in New Orleans and WWL dot com.