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Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: February 27, 2017

tommytrump has posted 372 links and 3237 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

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Scottie Pippen wants to put Mr. Submarine in your mouth

posted by tommytrump at 12:43 PM on February 26

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Thanks, Howard, that was a terrific read.

posted by tommytrump at 09:56 AM on February 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Pioneer and Hamilton football legend Bernie Custis passes away at age 88

posted by tommytrump at 05:38 AM on February 24

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Kyrie Irving believes the earth is flat: 'They lie to us'

posted by tommytrump at 06:49 PM on February 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Montreal Canadiens fire Michel Therrien, replace him with ex-Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien

posted by tommytrump at 05:47 PM on February 14

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x33 Edition

Atlanta by 17

FG Bryant

TD Jones

PY Ryan

RY Lewis

RY Jones

Sack Babineaux

Int Allen

Turnover Brady

MVP Jones

SpoFi Winner tron7

Total score 61

posted by tommytrump at 06:19 PM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Kyle Lowry weighs in (mildly nsfw)

posted by tommytrump at 01:19 PM on January 31

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

NHL ref's hot mic catches his profanity towards player

posted by tommytrump at 10:22 PM on January 26

SportsFilter's 15th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary SpoFi !

Thank you, Rogers.

posted by tommytrump at 10:27 PM on January 24

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Edition

Atlanta by 17

Pittsburgh by 17

QB Ryan

RB Bell

RY Jones, Julio

Int Freeney

posted by tommytrump at 05:56 PM on January 20

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round Edition

Atlanta by 6

New England by 31

Kansas City by 3

Green Bay by 5

Passing Ryan

Rushing Elliott

Sack Mercilus

Receiving Jones

posted by tommytrump at 05:46 PM on January 13

NFL Pick 'Em Champion Crowned

Congrats, Ufez !!

posted by tommytrump at 05:20 PM on January 10

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Wild-Card Edition

Houston by 7

Detroit by 7

Pittsburgh by 18

New York by 11





posted by tommytrump at 02:27 PM on January 06

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Laugh off a lousy year with the best in sports quotes

posted by tommytrump at 06:39 PM on December 31

NFL Pick 'Em Week 17: One-Legged Quarterback Edition

Baltimore by 3

Buffalo by 3

Carolina by 3

Minnesota by 3

Pittsburgh by 3

Dallas by 13

Detroit by 3

Houston by 3

Jacksonville by 3

New England by 14

Atlanta by 3

New York Giants by 5

Arizona by 7

Kansas City by 11

Oakland by 5

Seattle by 17

posted by tommytrump at 11:40 AM on December 30