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4-12 7am Tommy, remembering Hokie Gajan

Apr 12, 2016|

Tommy talks to Don Dubuc about his friend Hokie Gajan.

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709 David I think the weather and a look at the city pretty well meters away we hear Demi WL feel about the passing of hokey guys on but. He had friends you know throughout the media world and and I think. At least I'm going to suspend. You know who works for whom and what attachments we have there and a friend one team cage joins us right now mourning one. You know can all be better thank you for taking the time now to call in tell me about hokey your remembrances when you thought amendments that are. Well like it'll. Jim and that I out too long ago that we talk about the other day command and it. Always great Greek while. I had an act saying a lap one joke about opera now award about it felt about eighty building by the B can't go anywhere so. It is and applaud them out in the it would do a lot. All out state and say he was they the common man the ball player he was exactly that. L radio. Right there at. The ball. Up all. The group would want to out all. But keep it out of Bagram. Shook my hand Eric upset at. Our airports. We bought bit. Just Elliot and spot a release that. That all Brett stay out critical why it I ought to let it go for it. Wake up at the news. That's. Really sad. That such a bad place. To go up and loud thank thank and let page. Delonte is you mentioned about. It measure remand and it's one thing to put your head down and and tie into an NFL player to get a block for George Rogers or Earl Campbell or whomever. But I think like you the true measure of a man is the way he deals with the Stanley the level of devotion he shows there. And also you know you you would never know when I know coming down I know from the arthritis he was suffering. Danny never ever said a word about it. And that he'd out out of it well alt pop out and while everyone out about Airbus are law. Work like that won't do it internally and I have my. And right and auto expert Eric about an hour. Can only think about how your family they're apparently during morning it's what you made it part. Now we know useful book all knowledge we know it was so full of anecdotes everything in jail term may ask them. On the radio that we all turned on the television Internet radio good morning so lets them. And it just really apple and permit so it's a really great man. I want greater spread ever met a bit and out of it that disturb really my first. That. They of its in its hit a solo yet on it you know news team again but I guess someday we will thank you want I'm glad you took time to call. You it 712 Tommy Tucker taking a break coming back talking to Don Dubuque a close friend of Hokies who spent a lot of time in. In duck blondes and duck blinds or other Angus steer stands and everything else Tommy Tucker DeVon WL remember and hokey. With you. And. That's why. It felt like hey we put it dropped him off because. Adding let's hope he guy nation on we. We lost him unless she. Didn't get the tax to rip his enlistment reduced. Weekend up you succumb his battle against cancer. And we're messing around town in. I believe he threw for a touchdown in his careers in sudden about that ball been dropped in. A bucket but that's that's not what it's about today were a member in the person and Don Dubuque is one of the closer friends I think. That joking guys on hand because they shared. Not just the love but out passion for hunting and fishing morning done. More determined. Tough day for all of us here Devin WL I would think especially for you. Yet not going to be one of the better days issue tell me about the relationship between human hokey. Well you've hit it aren't aren't Hokies one of my closest friends and who reference for thirty years. You would probably think that we would have met at a media panel football and in a minute past. And we'd really live yet we live probably fifteen minutes of Parton. Just kind of got to like in each other parents on how we both had the same common interest in content and vision in football and over the years we've got together and do all kinds of trips in fact Townsend here in my office this morning. When out some pictures and look an atom of me and him out of the chandelier islands with a big string speckled crowned. Another one of my favorites here and I hold and Lombardi trophy down on Randolph normal places. In another picture that I he insisted we take his picture and boy what a great idea and I'm so glad he did it was two years ago. Which hand in the spring luncheon in Baton Rouge which is in of them all the Bob. LSU football and Grambling football and all of the sports that goal in the in I got a picture of poking Charles Alexander. Jerry Stovall Billy cannon or it can trailed Jimmy tail and Dalton you know one we will all sit in at one table. And we got that picture and got a bunch of amazing that won him and he was really proud of that but he really belonged in and a blue top and decades of knowledge you running back. Tell me about. About his love of hunting and fishing and what was he like when he was. Out on the boat I presume you guys spent some time and what a duck blind or a deer stand. Certainly we went everywhere we worry rat infested goose camps we went swamps and marshes on boats and I did write a book on the stories of bulky guys on the you know the thing about him being an honorary everybody talks about how generous guy he was. He was generous as his current position he would give you the spot. You know I don't know if you know much about Turkey and has that god gives a special pass to Turkey realize in that was so passionate. He let July cheat steal whatever it takes to get that Eric. And when a team that Turkey on whole it was a great Turkey call he was excellent marksman guy could shoot. But what he did he would go foreign Turkey's and they would put you in the spot to shoot the terror give it up. Yeah and not to tell you how many times down. One route Detroit that go over there and and try to work it just kind of guy was and you had fun when you're out there was always telling stories in. I'll remember one time he told me sit in places. Or reasons I like gold you so much is you don't wanna just talk about football. And we talked about football and you know I guess when lament business like years. Everywhere he goes to town meeting with the Asian people wanted to talk about football I think he kind of got tired of it. But you know one Melrose with him and somebody came opposite that places. He talked to them he would he would it is up about the and he would talk with anybody and it can use. You know it it's they say when you spend a lot of time again on my husband wife now look like each other you know the past few years. I can't tell you I'm an attempt we've been mistaken Frito. People think I was smoking in he was me and we would tell each other and joke about that about who was animals insult. People says that that. And I are here and that is that yeah on the air I did not probably so. He was more than a brother to me in and out racist things you know we we came up with a the Hokies tough concept and we made the shirts and talking about his battle with cancer was going to be the way he was on the football field. Netanyahu guy called O'Keefe and the first time I saw him was his grandchildren. Sing in the morning song. It blew me away you know dialogue you you love me and he got right into it. It's something else a lot of people don't know much he has a friend out in west Texas and not that it wouldn't on the couple times. In this particular person has his son Down syndrome named Lance. And you know I believe people with down stone room or special. Work with a group called special kids a privilege and in this is something about him that you can. And they have a special sense about people. And Lance took to hole. It was more than a father son relationship that while it was more like a big broad. That Lance is hokey to Lance the run through a brick wall Lance would do you love 08. He slept with a human there. Together. In it was just so emotional in an apartment to watch a big strong powerful pop star. The soldier. And be Sola. Guys viewed you know there's so many memories that you talked about if you have one favorite. Memory that he and a tape with a and play the hokey pokey earlier because. A lot of people on militants Alex hunter's name from. Don't know people do you when he was two in Boston is in the doctor gave him that name which adding fitting for the rest of his life he certainly not a Howard he's more of Hoch moved from mom and and you know when it comes to memories. So many times you remember somebody years as they work it may be in a later day users who love their life and that's not what they were all about now. I do think even men's and two feet two year old dance and the hokey pokey probably twice the size and any other kitten and and bust in his head. An and probably left and about it if you. And I know it's it's still early in this whole process put in view of how would you like to remember hope. I think a description. The best legacy somebody can leave as he was just good you know he was of outstanding football player. Rose to level I'll and told him and Jim that was the best team the NFL and is forest play by play and it's almost in the game. He was a good husband the beauty and he's got what lovely daughters he's got grandkids he's very concerned about his manly. And he's just a little too big without all the voters in a duck blind union is just a great guy and this is such a loss you know I was talking to his oldest daughter Jennifer. 11 of his hospital will bring inning home from when he broke the late and he was gone back along for awhile before we went into back in the option. And Jennifer is its oldest daughter. In in the almost all of Jennifer are you surprised that there's been so much outreach outpouring of people willing to help and concern that she's had no. Aniston I guess not when when bad things happen to people who've been good to people their whole life people do good things for them. And she said that's what she's gonna pass along to her kids. He left that message. Well thank you down and it's not easy you know appreciate dominant. Thank you turn it. On seven Tony for a business goes on let's take a look at traffic flowing. Bet the dubbed a field trips and prime Carole Robertson you've. 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They cut to a shot suburban street erupting with people born out of bars and everything else and their black and gold and and hoot and Holler and I thought my friend if you know or or if there was any doubt that friend hoagie guy shouldn't do it. New loans in south Louisiana way and it was all about it was him. Done Dubuque senator earlier one Kincaid editor earlier. Forget Amylin been thrown off lose it before. Might retaliate that's. That he vicious just a man's man demanded that easy to me that is what it manages. He is as tough as tough can be but the silent strong ties. Not all of this I'm gonna whip is screaming it people none of that. Just as generally general could be he had a set of standards he played NFL football. But he didn't brag about that he has anything he was humble Lee Rana. A touchdown and I think it was either pants on or maravent against Tampa Bay for a touchdown and it was a long run. And he said after everybody on a tape of a team must of pulled a hamstring that's the only reason he was able to score. City you're talking about humility if you're gonna talk about toughness of the unit talk about a guy who cared deeply for his family. And make no mistake for the LSU tigers and they and the new on Sainz. I was in man remiss okay gash on 56 years old. Way way way too young. And we're on the phone line Steve court's gonna join a city fifteen but the lines are open and we would love to hear from you. And Tom. About hokey what are your fondest memories of Indian neo key reasons that you that you really wanna share with listen. What will you remember most about Cokie engaging in the chance to meeting was in line. Some 31 time now for WW traffic. It in on David de it would morning hokey guys John today Hamlet does it go on for a long time with this other WL family because we lost. Too much announcing patriarch most of really would. In his agree on a movie field of dreams where Kevin Costner says I wish I could seem ninety and before life and beat him up. And thinks so many times we see our parents today when there up against it in May be our age and now we know. What it's like because we're parents but we never think about them being eighteen years it will be in twenty years old. Tony for one hand view and they war obviously and in so many others wish we go back. And seeing him I found this PSA. From 1985. The Hokies did you go to clean clean teen PSA. On YouTube and find did nine get this from a techsters thank you for that. But it chose hokey when newbie in 1985 when he was that is playing Baston and I'd like you to look at that just go back and look at that if he can because it. It's you know as a young healthy vibrant hokey I've seen it yet extremely useful and has a little bit of the audio from. I've been hunt one can and gamer another home alive but lately I found more and more evidence of a species once rare thing now threatens us all. You won't find pictures of many while lifeboat and anyone who appreciates the great outdoors knows what I'm talking about. Thank. I bet you won't take his garbage you have final home right there. So don't leave a trail of clues. Remember it's just as easy to toss it in a bag. That is about as tough as hokey guide. With anybody off of a football field and even that was. Was a couple act model and actor playing a part of the guy left it. 26 only happening phone lines are open again it's kinda like the radio version of gathering in somebody's house after a loss. And just put every once in a bundle to. You get some fond memories of being dubbed him round the did you get to meet him. Do you think saints are LA she when you think oh he's playing gays and on today's announcement thing about these Jacob Hester. The LAQ running back to play for San Diego and everybody referred to him as another hokey guy hill. 74119. Before a Tommy Tucker coming back and evidently. Realize. Nowhere. You know like. Developing appear now like I. Things can proudly so I understand you're absolutely love lost. A so do you guys John and and Jim Henderson and Collins saints game we're remembering oh Q this morning and and case you didn't hear the succumbed to his battle with cancer last night just around midnight and that thoughts and prayers are with the slight cutie and his sport. Daughters and his grandchildren. Because if we miss him. He can only imagine how much they miss him Abdul would tent maker route open we hear from you good morning. I mean it more and more. If you can say get more and more like it. Looked that's wanted to share its story to. And they took my favorite Cokie story and it gives you a little odd you kind of person he was. You know I'm an advocate I mean I'm just an all your work and started saying a couple of silly song on the radio and he was just one of those guys that you became friends we're right out and he and that became friends who talk a wondered about farming and fishing in tablet I'm eight under. Telling the story about organ one time he was he loved to four or at least go. They're well in all accounts are told the story about a road trips and he did it in today and look like a remarkable that a lot of luck he had won the unit called. Karina left the Arctic well. Adam you know he's excellent but again I get you got a cult and you know the body here related topic at all Kolb and so he came a week ago completely bottom out due to get out ankle. And we had a great time committee which is they're trying to person when he told you something. You knew that America can be true to Asia sincere. And that way. But yeah once told me I mean that that the truth the main character in the way that it's light. When he I mean people should look at the fuel. And how big of a line because at the end that's when people really come out children are expecting and I think area and it went on its benefit form you know it's on a lot of it is to get along help but it's family. Really we needed Q we. Q we put something together raised over 70000 now Oki and Stanley and to help to sport them and the people showed up. And you know that we we shall that. Wouldn't normally sold for a couple 100000 people taken out in 2003000. Knowledge of these auction items and it would. When you point to thank them all at the same thing I'm out there and it's Okie you know it's oh yen and the best way I can say it means that Dolly in they would Tolkien and and because it was such a good person and when I was on the stage. Exactly what do that's where I don't see. More people like cookie guys on its spam charm. It would and we will Schmidt sent Cilic there should I wish people could the birth there each. Something more like cancer area that multiples the roads and out armed. Quit 81 another and just start loving one another Beecher. Actually and this is cancer timing I am you know you are not the same age were bright Hokies need to. On by Cuban law probably are friends and slept in years to change altered. When I thought that he Nokia today. I wasn't prepared when I was actually in to keep it up singing to. Gesture wrong Mae and broken down like it is it our way and almanac just just couldn't. Adam. Mark my namely that he be in the room. Key and interior like that in many regions shall. Angry at that doesn't please edit taken short medium range and scrambling. I'm Karen Karen in the world ought to good person. And it's in its shed pitched. I could net a single and he says not a thing thank you for calling them do. Our. 96 187 it would continue to remember looking guys on this morning. The reasons battle with cancer last time around midnight. He's only 56 years all. 75010 before me so it would definitely go. Send 55 Tommy Tucker I'm not a real good morning here in the city definitely not. Here WW Helen and most importantly Cokie guys Jones family who. Com or dealing with the loss of a father husband father and grandfather. Now last evening around mid nineties succumbed to his battle with cancer and ESPN's reporting and the announcement wasn't going to be made until May but. In. Tragic coincidence hokey and Will Smith with a two members elected for enshrined in in the saints hall of fame last month. Smith is a player in Niger on as a contributor and the announcement is planned for May. Lest we lose sight dean even though he downplayed. His career as a football player. His six point oh yards per carry on under two carries and 1984 lead that NFL. And his career rushing average of five point four yards per carry. Ranks him first in franchise history among all running backs who at least 250. Carries. Susan very gifted man on the football field. As well Paul in Metairie morning and other WL. Economic idea. Yet what other computer. You know I'm and it mentally thirty grew up with an answer that are changing and it is already sent him and book again and you know articulate it in your ear completely different styles and realize that you can't afford a hand. Clark. When we were grown and grown and on the area Mike guy and we would it was refreshing to hear that now. Jay got to be about business and Paramount but cook and mr. There's something amazing and came. Up Obama error code even Reggie into the team to build six. Yet that big run now and it all over the field. Don't get that you look out there bigger remember the next two of the Labarca about on the floor laughing so. I'm Matt and I mention this earlier they're creative man to beat uses. And it was but like commercials over so funny that grand during the season every week he wrote those. Nobody wrote that aren't yet peaked at the time and wrote him and made him Bosnian. Interest seeing and so forth and in multi talented guy and just a wonderful the football player that we down related injuries cut his career tragically similar shortened. I like to talk some people remember you may not obviously not old enough of this Paul remember Ayman -- issue isn't only few players Anke. I think he graduated last year Charlie Mack amateur but in her body remembers him as LA issue and seen him and Tiger Stadium on lifted. Tokyo was Weller if you played winning thank you Paul if you played winning. And LA issue. I'd really like to hear from Steve Corel join us. After the news he played with Nokia of course with the saints and and we're gonna hear about him. Com his experiences on the field was Tolkien I'm sure a lot of these players hang out together and and in my with a strong family man he was and blowing the first thing on Hokies mount Lehman asking you Dylan. He'd talk about beauty and girls could be the first thing out of his mouth and listen this earlier but one of his favorite things to do Regis it out in a recliner in his garage. And the beard too and he listened dubbed WL all day he could gloat yet Denver's of their body says. Very loyal man appearing nice man in and use it as to himself as he could possibly. Yet we'll continue talking about this so we come back to six 187 means remember. A friend. A football player broadcaster. And a wonderful father. Spouse husband grandfather will be guys that slams definitely.

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