I loved Todd Christensen's color commentary as a football analyst. He was
always well prepared and insightful but most of all he was entertaining and
articulate. He was one of those rare pro athletes that had his priorities
straight: Family man, religious man, grateful man. RIP Todd Christensen.
You'll be missed.
That should be Scott Norberg not Nyberg. You don't need to post this if
you correct it. Thanks.
Thanks Dick. Excellent tribute to a man deserving of your praise. God bless
I remember Todd doing the splits in the endzone after scoring a TD in the 1976
Citrus Bowl. I remember being proud of his accomplishments with the Raiders (a
team I hate). One of my favorite memories is when he and fellow "Mountain
West" announcer James Bates tried to see who could get the most references
to songs from "The Sound of Music" in one of their 30-minute football
weekend recap shows. Todd even managed to use "The Lonely Goatherd."
It was classic.Todd, you've gone too early. We will miss you.
Todd was quite the character. Had a thirst for greatness. Remember him living
in Hinckley Hall his freshman year and was blessed to throw passes to him in the
january snow so he could get better. What a great friend and person all can
look up to. May God's blessings be with his family. It is a sad day to be
a Cougar for we have lost one too young...yet it is also a great day because we
have seen excellence, faith, courage and grace and it is Todd Christensen.God BlessGary KinneyHuntington Beach, Ca.
Why is he not in the Hall of Fame? Is it too late?
This isn't much but I remember Todd working Gary Crowton's first game
against Tulane, I think. His son Toby was playing in the game. In the third or
fourth quarter Toby caught a pass which I believe was noted by Todd's
broadcast partner, name forgotten. Todd's response was "Boy, that
kid's mother sure is beautiful!"Oddly enough, in spite of
his Church membership that made him an apparent odd fit with the Raiders, his
unique personality caused him to fit right in to that group of unusual folks,
from Al Davis to the water and ball boys.