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tommytrump
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Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
AIM: tommy2121@rogers.com
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: December 09, 2016

tommytrump has posted 372 links and 3221 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 278 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

I have two favourite sporting events. One as an adult and the other as a child. The most entertaining sporting event I ever saw as an adult was January 9, 1986. Toronto Maple Leafs at home versus the Edmonton Oilers, 99, Mess, Coffey, and the rest of the boys. At this point in my life I had seasons tickets for the Leafs, I lived in London Ontario, about 2 hrs west of Toronto and as a result sold most of my seats to friends who lived closer to Toronto. I kept tickets for 5 or six games that year and thankfully that was one of them. The Leafs led 5-1 at the end of the first period. The Oilers tied the game at 6, and early in the 3rd, Edmonton led 8-7. Final score 11-9 Toronto! We almost blew the roof off the Carlton Street Cashbox that night. When I was only 7 years old, living near Toronto, my mother and father threw us kids into the car, drove us to Malton (now Pearson) International Airport. From there, we flew to Montreal, Mom, Dad, my 3 sisters, my brother and I. We watched the Expos play the Astros in a double header. We picniced in the park outside Jarry Park before the games, went for a swim in the pool just beyond the right field fence, and most importantly got Rusty Staub's autograph. I still have it! We flew back to Toronto the same night, we even got to go sit in the cockpit of the Air Canada jet. That's something that wouldn't happen today! It was the first time any of us, my parents included, had been on a plane. Way too cool. I've seen the Leafs 4 times at the Air Canada Centre, each time as the guest of friends in their private box. It's the only way to fly, if you can afford it. I've seen plenty of NFL games in Detroit and Buffalo, C.F.L. games in Olympic Stadium, Frank Clair Stadium, C.N.E. Stadium and Skydome(Rogers Centre). My family had seasons seats for the Blue Jays for the first 8 years of their existence. I could only guess at how many games I attended, maybe 350? I go to Rogers Centre a couple of times a year for Jays games now, and Comerica Park to see the Tigers at least once a season. I've been to a Toronto Rock lacrosse game, entirely too much fun and entertainment. I've seen 2 N.B.A. games live, the Raptors home opener in MoPete's rookie season, and at The Palace of Auburn Hills, against the 76'ers, on the night the Pistons honoured Chuck Daly. My two sports loves are the Toronto Maple Leafs and the late, lamented Montreal Expos. May The 'Spo's rest in peace. Damn you Jeffrey Loria, Bud Selig, and the rest of you baseball bastards.

Recent Links

This: happened, and This happened, and This happened

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 05:50 PM on June 29 - 4 comments

Penguins claim fourth Stanley Cup with 3-1 win over Sharks: The victory secured the teamís fourth championship and, in the process, etched June 12, 2016, alongside the most celebrated dates in franchise history.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 01:22 PM on June 13 - 10 comments

Grosse Ile H.S. lacrosse team accused of killing animal before game: Members of the Grosse Ile High School lacrosse team are under investigation by police and the school district after allegations surfaced Monday that some of the teens killed an animal prior to a game.

posted by tommytrump to culture at 05:49 PM on May 11 - 4 comments

Senators acquire Phaneuf from Maple Leafs in nine-player deal: Dion Phaneuf is trading sides in the Battle of Ontario. A mammoth nine-player swap between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs saw Phaneuf landing in the nationís capital, ending a turbulent run in Toronto that began with a similar blockbuster trade six years ago. Leafs add a former 1st Rd pick in defender Jared Cowen, winger Milan Michalek, 2 youngish forward prospects in Colin Greening and Oscar Lindberg, as well as second-round draft pick in 2017. Ottawa also received AHL forwards Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and junior defenceman Cody Donaghey.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 12:35 PM on February 09 - 5 comments

Kane, Bogosian dealt to Sabres for Myers, Stafford and prospects: Two players once considered cornerstones of the Winnipeg Jets future success are gone. The Jets traded forward Evander Kane and defenceman Zach Bogosian to the Buffalo Sabres in a massive NHL deal. The Jets received immediate help in return, acquiring blueliner Tyler Myers and forward Drew Stafford The Jets also got prospects Joel Armia and Brendan Lemieux and one of the Sabres' later first-round picks in this summer's NHL entry draft. The Jets will also surrender to Buffalo the rights to goalie Jason Kasdorf.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 01:50 PM on February 11 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Just Endure The Suffering Edition

Oakland by 13

Arizona by 13

Detroit by 13

Cincinnati by 13

Denver by 13

Indianapolis by 13

Minnesota by 13

New Orleans by 13

Pittsburgh by 13

San Diego by 13

Washington by 13

New York Jets by 13

Atlanta by 13

Seattle by 13

Dallas by 13

New England by 13

Lock 'em all up.

posted by tommytrump at 12:57 PM on December 08

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Final Standings

Congrats bender, and thank you to Dr. J !!

posted by tommytrump at 09:43 PM on December 01

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: No Tie for Gary Kubiak Edition

Dallas by 18

Jacksonville by 2

New Orleans by 5

Green Bay by 9

Kansas City by 4

New England by 23

Miami by 4

Cincinnati by 16

Chicago by 11

Oakland by 11

New York Giants by 9

San Diego by 18

Arizona by 12

Seattle by 13

Indianapolis by 10

posted by tommytrump at 09:49 AM on December 01

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Andrew Shaw seems upset.....

posted by tommytrump at 10:16 PM on November 30

Brazilian Soccer Team Lost in Plane Crash

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posted by tommytrump at 12:17 PM on November 29

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

420 passing yards at the half

852 for the game, box score here

posted by tommytrump at 10:47 PM on November 27

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The ref saying "basically that's about it" while explaining the overtime rules at the Grey Cup is the most Canadian thing ever.

~Down Goes Brown @DownGoesBrown

posted by tommytrump at 10:29 PM on November 27

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Friggin' Lasers Edition

Detroit by 16

Washington by 4

Pittsburgh by 18

Atlanta by 2

Cincinnati by 11

Buffalo by 11

New Orleans by 21

New York Giants by 28

Houston by 6

Miami by 5

Chicago by 2

Seattle by 19

Oakland by 4

Denver by 5

New England by 21

Green Bay by 8

posted by tommytrump at 10:54 AM on November 24

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Ottawa by 11

Henry Burris

Over

599

posted by tommytrump at 12:04 PM on November 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It'd be a shame if Yale came up inches short.

posted by tommytrump at 05:59 PM on November 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

National Women's Hockey League cuts player salaries by half

posted by tommytrump at 06:16 PM on November 19

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

Ottawa by 17

Calgary by 17

Burris

Ottawa

posted by tommytrump at 02:34 PM on November 17

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Blocked PAT for 2 Points Edition

Carolina by 11

Arizona by 7

Dallas by 11

Cincinnati by 7

New York Giants by 11

Detroit by 7

Pittsburgh by 17

Kansas City by 16

Indianapolis by 7

Miami by 15

New England by 17

Seattle by 18

Green Bay by 7

Oakland by 7

posted by tommytrump at 02:31 PM on November 17

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Semi-Finals Edition

Edmonton by 21

British Columbia by 21

McCallum

Over

posted by tommytrump at 12:10 PM on November 10

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: I Blame Bill Belichick Edition

Baltimore by 17

Atlanta by 12

Chicago by 6

New Orleans by 6

Green Bay by 21

Houston by 11

Carolina by 6

New York Jets by 5

Minnesota by 2

San Diego by 4

Dallas by 11

Arizona by 21

Seattle by 11

Cincinnati by 9

posted by tommytrump at 01:06 PM on November 09