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Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: September 25, 2016

tommytrump has posted 372 links and 3181 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.

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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

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Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident


posted by tommytrump at 09:48 AM on September 25

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Why didn't the clock expire in Winnipeg/Calgary? Calgary had no timeouts and completed a pass in the middle of the field on a play that ended with 4 seconds left. I thought the clock would start again when the ball was set. It went down to 00. They were allowed to attempt a 52-year-old field goal that won the game.

The short version of the rule is that a quarter must end with a play, even if the clock has run to 00:00.

posted by tommytrump at 10:09 PM on September 24

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Toronto by 17

B.C. by 17

Calgary by 18

Saskatchewan by 7

posted by tommytrump at 04:30 PM on September 22

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Bud Grant on the Gjallarhorn Edition

Houston by 4

Arizona by 17

Oakland by 6

Miami by 6

Jacksonville by 8

Green Bay by 15

Cincinnati by 3

Carolina by 18

New York Giants by 13

Tampa Bay by 6

Seattle by 7

Kansas City by 5

San Diego by 11

Pittsburgh by 11

Dallas by 4

Atlanta by 1

posted by tommytrump at 08:36 PM on September 21

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Phil Kessel takes jab at USA Hockey after loss to Canada at World Cup

posted by tommytrump at 02:08 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Jeff Fisher Update Your Resume Edition

Buffalo by 5

Baltimore by 21

Cincinnati by 5

Washington by 5

Kansas City by 5

Miami by 5

New York Giants by 5

Carolina by 21

Detroit by 5

Seattle by 21

Arizona by 5

Oakland by 5

Denver by 5

San Diego by 5

Green Bay by 21

Chicago by 5

posted by tommytrump at 01:22 PM on September 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

Montreal by 15

Toronto by 15

Ottawa by 15

Saskatchewan by 15

posted by tommytrump at 01:17 PM on September 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve

I'd swear I've done this already, but heh, here we go....

B.C. by 21

Winnipeg by 9

Edmonton by 5

Hamilton by 29

posted by tommytrump at 01:26 PM on September 09

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Carolina by 16

Atlanta by 5

Tennessee by 2

Cleveland by 4

Cincinnati by 11

Oakland by 8

Kansas City by 5

Baltimore by 6

Chicago by 2

Green Bay by 5

Seattle by 10

New York Giants by 12

Detroit by 1

Arizona by 9

Pittsburgh by 5

Los Angeles by 2

posted by tommytrump at 04:30 PM on September 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle


posted by tommytrump at 12:39 PM on September 02

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Toronto by 6

Ottawa by 7

Winnipeg by 8

Calgary by 9

Hamilton by 10

posted by tommytrump at 04:53 PM on August 31

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Guy in hockey goalie gear robs beer store

posted by tommytrump at 07:01 PM on August 26

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle


posted by tommytrump at 09:49 AM on August 26

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Ottawa by 17

Winnipeg by 9

Edmonton by 19

Calgary by 7

posted by tommytrump at 01:52 PM on August 22

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Nine

Ottawa by 22

B. C. by 11

Edmonton by 11

Hamilton by 22

posted by tommytrump at 09:43 AM on August 18