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R. I. P. Todd Christensen: Former Raiders TE dies at 57


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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:41 PM

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Todd Christensen, former @Raiders tight end, dies at 57 http://www.nfl.com

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:43 PM

Oh wow, that is horrible. He was a great player. He also did some TV if I recall correctly  - color commentary for NFL games? RIP.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:45 PM

View PostYoloInTheBlo, on 13 November 2013 - 12:43 PM, said:

Oh wow, that is horrible. He was a great player. He also did some TV if I recall correctly  - color commentary for NFL games? RIP.

Yeah.  He was a solid color guy.  That's awful

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:46 PM

View PostYoloInTheBlo, on 13 November 2013 - 12:43 PM, said:

Oh wow, that is horrible. He was a great player. He also did some TV if I recall correctly  - color commentary for NFL games? RIP.

called The Comeback with Charlie Jones. Also had the best Jheri Curl ever on a white guy

Edited by plenzmd1, 13 November 2013 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:46 PM

View Postplenzmd1, on 13 November 2013 - 12:46 PM, said:

called The Comeback with Charlie Jones
That's right!!

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:47 PM

He was great on that loaded Raiders Tecmo Bowl team. Sad to hear about him passing so young.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:49 PM

Wow.  RIP.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:50 PM

Wow....very sad. He was an awesome pass catcher. May he RIP.

Once again though, we are reminded that the only guarantees in this life are death & taxes. If you're not living each day to the fullest, start TODAY.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:50 PM

View PostKirby Jackson, on 13 November 2013 - 12:47 PM, said:

He was great on that loaded Raiders Tecmo Bowl team. Sad to hear about him passing so young.
With Bo Jackson?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:53 PM

View PostYoloInTheBlo, on 13 November 2013 - 12:43 PM, said:

Oh wow, that is horrible. He was a great player. He also did some TV if I recall correctly  - color commentary for NFL games? RIP.

He was a terrific pass catching tight-end, and a tough guy... I will say, as a color commentator he was very "Dierdorfian", he could talk, a lot...

If I recall, he also did some play by play for the original American Gladiators!  Now that was classic tv!

R.I.P.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:57 PM

There's a handful of NFL players I have memories of watching when I was a kid...Drew Pearson...Mean Joe Greene...and one of them was TC...RIP, man...57 is way to young.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:59 PM

View PostYoloInTheBlo, on 13 November 2013 - 12:50 PM, said:

With Bo Jackson?

Yeah!! That team was so good.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:02 PM

That's awful.  Complications from surgery.  Way too young.  RIP.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:04 PM

USA Today is indicating complications from surgery.  Also had a history of liver disease.

Edited by BuffaloBud, 13 November 2013 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:27 PM

Sad..prayers to the family.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:31 PM

He was a great figure here in Utah

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:39 PM

View Postplenzmd1, on 13 November 2013 - 12:46 PM, said:

called The Comeback with Charlie Jones. Also had the best Jheri Curl ever on a white guy

Yup.  Incredibly pompous as a commentator, but knew the game.  Way too young to go.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:50 PM

That stinks. RIP.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

RIP

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:20 PM

Wow, this is just shocking.

I too remember him as a player and as a color commentator.

He was a very good Tight End for the Raiders. Always had to account for him in the passing game.

I liked him as a broadcaster. Yeah, he could go on and on about certain subjects, but he was never boring or offensive. He and Charlie Jones were a good team.

Very sad. RIP