tommytrump's profile

Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: October 04, 2015

tommytrump has posted 368 links and 3042 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

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

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

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 4: First-Place Jacksonville Edition

Baltimore by 4

New York Jets by 5

Atlanta by 6

New York by 3

Oakland by 7

Kansas City by 2

Indianapolis by 8

Carolina by 9

Philadelphia by 10

San Diego by 11

Denver by 12

Arizona by 13

Green Bay by 14

New Orleans by 15

Seattle by 16

posted by tommytrump at 02:46 PM on September 30

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fifteen

Montreal by 11

Calgary by 11

Edmonton by 11

B.C. by 11

posted by tommytrump at 10:35 AM on September 30

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Papelbon, Harper brawl in Nationals' loss to Phillies

posted by tommytrump at 05:06 PM on September 28

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 3: Indy's Bad Luck Edition

New York Giants by 6

Oakland by 7 Atlanta by 8

Indianapolis by 9

Pittsburgh by 10

San Diego by 5

New England by 4

New York Jets by 3

Carolina by 2

Baltimore by 11

Houston by 12

Arizona by 13

Buffalo by 1

Seattle by 14

Denver by 15

Green Bay by 16

posted by tommytrump at 02:30 PM on September 23

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Calgary by 18

Edmonton by 11

Toronto by 16

Montreal by 19

posted by tommytrump at 10:33 AM on September 23

Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra passes away

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.

posted by tommytrump at 10:17 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

P.K. Subban as Don Cherry

posted by tommytrump at 07:36 PM on September 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

P.K. Subban's foundation pledges $10 million to Montreal Children's Hospital

posted by tommytrump at 11:21 PM on September 16

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 2: Teddy Bridgewater Fail Mary Edition

Denver by 11

New England by 21

Chicago by 8

Cincinnati by 6

Cleveland by 2

Detroit by 16

New Orleans by 16

Atlanta by 4

Pittsburgh by 14

St. Louis by 11

Houston by 5

Baltimore by 15

Miami by 13

Dallas by 2

Seattle by 4

Indianapolis by 14

posted by tommytrump at 09:32 PM on September 16

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Ever bet a six-pack on the game?

posted by tommytrump at 05:29 PM on September 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

Calgary by 19

Hamilton by 19

Ottawa by 9

Montreal by 2

posted by tommytrump at 10:35 AM on September 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve

Toronto by 21

Winnipeg by 5

Edmonton by 5

Ottawa by 15

posted by tommytrump at 04:45 PM on September 09

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 1: Win One for the Duke

Will the ball arrive fully and legally inflated?

New England by 27

Indianapolis by 21

Green Bay by 17

Seattle by 8

Cleveland by 2

Miami by 4

Carolina by 8

Kansas City by 9

Arizona by 5

San Diego by 11

Denver by 11

Cincinnati by 5

Tampa Bay by 9

Dallas by 2

Atlanta by 2

Minnesota by 22

posted by tommytrump at 11:13 PM on September 08

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Kevin Pillar threw David Price's 100th-win ball into the crowd and now he wants it back

posted by tommytrump at 05:14 PM on September 06

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Montreal by 11

Winnipeg by 4

Toronto by 11

Calgary by 4

posted by tommytrump at 06:44 PM on September 02