tommytrump's profile

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

tommytrump has posted 372 links and 3198 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

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eighteen

Ottawa by 6

Calgary by 29

Saskatchewan by 11

B.C. by 6

posted by tommytrump at 05:39 PM on October 20

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: Hoodie 1, Surface 0 Edition

Green Bay by 21

New York Giants by 16

Baltimore by 6

Buffalo by 2

Cincinnati by 17

Indianapolis by 5

Minnesota by 4

Kansas City by 4

Oakland by 11

Detroit by 9

Atlanta by 9

Tampa Bay by 8

New England by 11

Seattle by 5

Houston by 1

posted by tommytrump at 03:52 PM on October 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Annie takes in Predators season opener

posted by tommytrump at 03:26 PM on October 15

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Seventeen

Hamilton by 11

B.C. by 11

Toronto by 11

Calgary by 21

posted by tommytrump at 08:07 PM on October 13

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: Stand Up for Colin Kaepernick Edition

Denver by 16

New York Giants by 6

New Orleans by 6

New England by 6

Cleveland by 4

Jacksonville by 4

Detroit by 6

Washington by 6

Pittsburgh by 16

Buffalo by 6

Oakland by 6

Seattle by 6

Green Bay by 16

Houston by 2

Arizona by 16

posted by tommytrump at 07:12 PM on October 13

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Well, ain't that just a punch in the face?!?!

posted by tommytrump at 11:23 PM on October 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition

For tomorrow night I'll (lock) Arizona by 12

Showoff !!

posted by tommytrump at 11:40 AM on October 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Sixteen

Ottawa by 22

Winnipeg by 4

Edmonton by 16

Calgary by 25

posted by tommytrump at 07:11 PM on October 06

NFL Pick 'Em Week 5: Touchdown John Kuhn Edition

Arizona by 21

Indianapolis by 6

Houston by 3

New England by 31

New York Jets by 2

Detroit by 5

Miami by 4

Washington by 8

Atlanta by 5

Buffalo by 9

Cincinnati by 11

Oakland by 13

Green Bay by 14

Carolina by 12

posted by tommytrump at 10:35 PM on October 05

Blue Jays Beat Orioles, Advance to Face Rangers

From @DownGoesBrown :

My top suspect for the beer-tosser is Rougned Odor, because they threw as hard as they could,
it landed, and they didn't knock anyone down.

posted by tommytrump at 02:59 PM on October 05

Blue Jays Beat Orioles, Advance to Face Rangers

It was a drop. Unlike when Odor punched Bautista. No one dropped then.

posted by tommytrump at 01:23 PM on October 05

Blue Jays Beat Orioles, Advance to Face Rangers

grum is correct, EE was channeling his inner Roberto Alomar.

posted by tommytrump at 09:47 AM on October 05

Blue Jays Beat Orioles, Advance to Face Rangers

So...that was a hell of an AL Wild Card game.

/passes out

Watch Matt Wieters after the pitch.

posted by tommytrump at 12:35 AM on October 05

Blue Jays Beat Orioles, Advance to Face Rangers

I stole this from Twitter just now:

Zach Britton ERA this season:

April: 2.70

May: 0.00

June: 0.00

July: 0.00

Aug: 0.96

Sept: 0.00

Oct: 0.00

Postseason: DID NOT PITCH

posted by tommytrump at 12:32 AM on October 05

NFL Pick 'Em Week 4: Throw the Ball Jameis Edition

Cincinnati by 11

Indianapolis by 5

Buffalo by 3

Carolina by 16

Washington by 9

Detroit by 11

Baltimore by 8

Seattle by 2

Houston by 6

Denver by 6

Dallas by 6

Arizona by 28

New Orleans by 2

Pittsburgh by 5

New York Giants by 11

posted by tommytrump at 03:17 PM on September 29