tommytrump's profile

Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: February 12, 2016

tommytrump has posted 369 links and 3102 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

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

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 Aís 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 Troutís 16.7.

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

Recent Comments

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Tron7

Congrats tron7!

posted by tommytrump at 08:14 PM on February 08

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

In defence of my poor showing in the conference championships picks, I made those selections while in Iowa.

I'd like to change my game winner pick to Denver, still by 16, and locked.

posted by tommytrump at 12:11 PM on February 07

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x32 Edition

Carolina by 16

Total score: 50

1st F.G. McManus

1st T.D. Stewart

Passing yards Newton

Rushing yards Stewart

Receiving yards Cotchery

Sack Allen

Interception Norman

Turnover Manning

M.V.P. Newton

Contest winner goyoucolts

posted by tommytrump at 04:52 PM on February 05

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Flames' Dennis Wideman suspended 20 games

posted by tommytrump at 02:54 PM on February 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

This happened at the Habs game last night

posted by tommytrump at 03:12 PM on January 27

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

NoMich, you missed a player for Most Receiving Yards

posted by tommytrump at 04:46 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

New England by 16

Carolina by 11

TWMY Arizona

TTCMT Denver

QB Palmer

RB Stewart

WR Fitzgerald

Sack Ware

Int Butler

posted by tommytrump at 04:07 PM on January 22

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Week 2: Divisional Round

If tommytrump had made ALL of his games a lock, I'm pretty sure he'd have won the pool before the third round.

I'm a coward, I didn't feel great about any of them.

posted by tommytrump at 10:21 AM on January 18

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Week 2: Divisional Round

New England by 7

Arizona by 7

Carolina by 7

Denver by 7

QB Palmer

RB CJ Anderson

WR Fitzgerald

Int Sherman

posted by tommytrump at 10:21 AM on January 16

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 18

Pittsburgh by 7

Seattle by 15

Green Bay by 13

Aaron Rodgers

Adrian Peterson

Antonio Brown

J. J. Watt

posted by tommytrump at 04:34 PM on January 07

NFL Pick 'Em Contest Winner: Grum@work

Congrats Grum! I hope that other Trump collapses late in the electoral season just like I did.

posted by tommytrump at 05:32 PM on January 05

NFL Pick 'Em, Week 17: Last Chance Saloon Edition

Atlanta by 3

N.Y. Jets by 7

Detroit by 2

Cincinnati by 11

Pittsburgh by 11

Washington by 11

Indianapolis by 6

New England by 23

N.Y. Giants by 4

Houston by 18

Denver by 12

Kansas City 9

Arizona by 7

San Francisco by 8

Carolina by 5

Minnesota by 6 46

posted by tommytrump at 09:15 AM on January 02

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The world of sports, one quote at a time

posted by tommytrump at 03:45 PM on December 31

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The Cuban Experiment Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

posted by tommytrump at 06:22 PM on December 18

NFL Pick 'Em Week 15: I Miss the Big Sombrero Edition

Tampa Bay by 4

N.Y. Jets by 11

Indianapolis by 5

Minnesota by 6

New England by 23

Carolina by 8

Buffalo by 4

Atlanta by 4

Kansas City by 8

Green Bay by 9

Seattle by 18

Pittsburgh by 7

San Diego by 7

San Francisco by 7

Arizona by 16

New Orleans by 8

posted by tommytrump at 02:52 PM on December 16