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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: January 29, 2015

tommytrump has posted 367 links and 2964 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

Canada defeats Russia 5-4 to claim first world junior hockey gold since 2009: You can breathe again, Canada. Chances are you may still need to after what unfolded Monday at the world juniors, a gold-medal final that will be remembered as one of the most entertaining, crazy 60 minutes of hockey in a tournament filled with white knucklers over the years. Team Canada prevailed, but only barely, eking out a desperate 5-4 win after nearly blowing a four-goal lead in an ugly second period as Russia came storming back.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 01:28 PM on January 06 - 2 comments

Ticats lose Grey Cup 20-16 to Stampeders : It was the illegal block that broke hearts. A penalty call on Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Taylor Reed negated what would have been a 90-yard, go-ahead punt return by Brandon Banks with under a minute to play as the Ticats lost the Grey Cup 20-16 to the Calgary Stampeders. Meanwhile, McMaster loses the Vanier Cup to University of Montreal in a heartbreaker

posted by tommytrump to football at 10:31 AM on December 01 - 1 comment

Toronto Blue Jays trade Brett Lawrie, 3 others to Oakland A’s for Josh Donaldson: It was a four-for-one trade. The Jays gave up Lawrie and three minor-leaguers: pitchers Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman and shortstop Franklin Barreto. They got Donaldson, one of the best third basemen in the majors, whose 15.4 WAR over the past two years was second only to Mike Trout’s 16.7.

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 12:50 PM on November 29 - 4 comments

Former NHL player, coach and executive Pat Quinn dies at age 71: Pat Quinn was a man known for his direct manner – whether it was flattening Bobby Orr on the ice with one of the most famous body checks in NHL history or dealing with players, reporters and fellow executives in a long career as a coach, general manager and president.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 11:39 AM on November 24 - 4 comments

Detroit Tigers, Miguel Cabrera agree to 8 year extension: Miguel Cabrera’s bid to become one of the greatest hitters of all time apparently will take place in a Detroit Tigers uniform. Fox Sports reports the extension is for 8 years and $248 million ($31 million per year), the second deal in baseball history worth at least $30 million per season.

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 09:59 PM on March 27 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Over/Under Marshawn Lynch Crotch Grabs

posted by tommytrump at 08:21 PM on January 28

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Toller Cranston dead at 65

posted by tommytrump at 03:19 PM on January 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

New England Patriots Cialis

posted by tommytrump at 12:37 PM on January 22

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

This entire situation is deflating depressing.

posted by tommytrump at 05:13 PM on January 21

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Conference Championship Round

Indianapolis by 17

Green Bay by 17

Green Bay

Luck

Richardson

Nelson

posted by tommytrump at 05:38 PM on January 16

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Divisional Round

New England by 5

Seattle by 26

Green Bay by 21

Denver by 14

Seattle

Lynch

21F/-6C

Hightower

posted by tommytrump at 02:32 PM on January 10

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Toronto Maple Leafs fire Randy Carlyle

posted by tommytrump at 01:26 PM on January 06

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest, Wild Card Round

Carolina by 16

Baltimore by 6

Dallas by 13

Indianapolis by 7

Indianapolis

Romo

Church

posted by tommytrump at 10:37 AM on January 03

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Rob Zepp makes his debut

posted by tommytrump at 10:02 AM on December 22

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Sid's got the mumps, 13th NHL'er this season

posted by tommytrump at 12:09 PM on December 14

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Bobby Ryan

posted by tommytrump at 10:35 AM on December 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

"I'm on somebody's fantasy team, and I think it's the man upstairs."

Jerry Richardson's?

posted by tommytrump at 10:01 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ottawa Senators fire head coach Paul MacLean

posted by tommytrump at 05:35 PM on December 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Meow

posted by tommytrump at 03:53 PM on December 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Buffalo Bills pull the plug on Toronto NFL series

posted by tommytrump at 02:18 PM on December 03