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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: July 28, 2016

tommytrump has posted 372 links and 3160 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

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Six

Edmonton by 23

Montreal by 11

Calgary by 15

Ottawa by 13

posted by tommytrump at 03:12 PM on July 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Are you posting from the DNC server?

That information is released on a need to know basis only.........Comrade.

posted by tommytrump at 07:59 PM on July 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Melvin Upton will complement' Blue Jays lineup, Atkins says

Not really that newsworthy a transaction, but I texted a friend this morning to pass along the news, and Autocorrect changed "Upton" to "Putin" twice.

Any reason to be worried?

posted by tommytrump at 05:17 PM on July 26

The NBA officially pulls the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC

What grum said.

posted by tommytrump at 07:17 PM on July 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Five

Calgary by 12

Ottawa by 22

Edmonton by 11

Toronto by 6

posted by tommytrump at 09:56 AM on July 20

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Four

Toronto by 5

Edmonton by 15

Hamilton by 5

British Columbia by 15

posted by tommytrump at 11:29 PM on July 11

Tim Duncan announces retirement

Too showy.

posted by tommytrump at 11:37 AM on July 11

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Three

Hamilton by 19

Toronto by 8

Ottawa by 9

Edmonton by 18

posted by tommytrump at 09:49 AM on July 06

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

tommy: Your link isn't working, but I'm going to assume it's news that Goins went on the DL.

Indeed, that's what it was (supposed to be).

posted by tommytrump at 02:44 PM on July 02

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The last batter Goins faces, he induces a double play and he walks off the mound a hero for life. He pitched a scoreless inning.

posted by tommytrump at 12:50 PM on July 02

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Montreal by 7

Toronto by 7

Hamilton by 17

Calgary by 17

posted by tommytrump at 09:05 AM on June 28

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Iceland announcer after winning goal

posted by tommytrump at 06:03 PM on June 22

The 12th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Drufus, Newfoundland

Is that anywhere near Dildo, Come By Chance, or Conception Bay?

Toronto by 9

Montreal by 2

Ottawa by 3

B.C. by 5

posted by tommytrump at 04:01 PM on June 21

Penguins claim fourth Stanley Cup with 3-1 win over Sharks

I thought Kessel would've been a great choice for the Conn Smythe, but according to my more stats oriented friends, Sid was a fine selexction.
As a Maple Leafs fan, I'm thrilled for Phil.

posted by tommytrump at 11:22 AM on June 14

Penguins claim fourth Stanley Cup with 3-1 win over Sharks

Miss Crosby

Yeah, no.

posted by tommytrump at 09:19 AM on June 14