LSU Football Living Legend and former SEC Defensive Player of the Year describes growing up in Cecilia/Breaux Bridge; his prominent athletic career at LSU and the St. Louis Cardinals; and his struggles to stay alive and return to his family.
Count Time Podcast and LSU Living Legend Ramsey Dardar
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Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra formerly named Lyman white. Thank you for joining us today.
I have a true living legend and a dear friend, teammate and someone I’ve been dealing with for a long, long time. You all will be excited to have this young man here because he has a true, touching story, a story that can move you because it has moved me every time I’ve heard it.
Man, you always exemplify leadership. I tell that to Lorraine all the time, man. Well, I won’t lie to you, and I’m not telling you this is just because we’re doing this interview, but hey, man, I have not met a guy in my football career. I’m talking from LSU to the NFL that I could trust more than you that I believe had my best interests at heart. You saved me a lot of time on the streets. You know that when I was doing bad, you know what I’m saying? But that didn’t start when I started doing bad. That started way back when I was at LSU and man you used to look out for me and Lenny.
You never acted like you was. They had a lot of guys that acted like when they were seniors, they looked down on players. They acted like there was too much to have freshman sophomore or whatever. Like they hadn’t been there before. But you never acted that way, man. I just tell you about that I never found a friend like you before. I would trust you with my life. No, I’m being honest with you. Because you never showed me. I never seen another side of you. All I see was a side compassion and care for other people. And that kind of reminds me of me.
People at home, man, raise h***. My high school people at my high school. Cecilia people for Cecilia because I went to Cecilia and LSU put Breaux Bridge in the book in the program. And it cost a mess. Not only did it cost a mess at LSU, dealing with these people, asking them to try to get them to change it. I had a lot to deal with with the people from Cecilia and the people from Breaux Bridge, even though Breaux Bridge High School was my rivalry, chief rivalry.
There’s a little place. And the restaurant is famous all over the country for sure. Poches. And they’re all over. I didn’t know they were my dad worked for those people about 25 years for the Poches. But what I’m saying is that the area of Poches, it carries a Breaux Bridge Address. That’s where I’m really from Poche Bridge.
And I chose Cecilia. Well, I had a lot of relatives there. So I decided to go, but I was the baby in the family. So my brothers and sisters there was a Cecilia, but it was no big deal