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tommytrump
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Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
AIM: thowden@rogers.com
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: December 06, 2019

tommytrump has posted 382 links and 3,659 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

It's raining happiness in the 'Peg as Blue Bombers end 29-year Grey Cup drought: After 29 years of waiting, after 348 months of heartbreak, after 1,513 weeks of despair and after 10,591 days of doubt, this can finally be written: the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are Grey Cup champions.

posted by tommytrump to football at 09:41 AM on November 25, 2019 - 3 comments

Detroit Red Wings' Ted Lindsay dies: A badass on ice, a gentleman off: On the ice, Lindsay was cocky and abrasive and would do anything to win. He was a highly unusual player in the post-World War II National Hockey League, a brainy boat-rocker who repeatedly challenged the conservative league establishment. Those qualities — plus his enormous talent — made him one of the most memorable and controversial players in NHL history and a fan favorite for decades in metro Detroit, where he lived for more than 70 years.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 11:11 AM on March 04, 2019 - 5 comments

Senators deal their superstar: The captain’s ship has sailed. As the Ottawa Senators officially opened training camp Thursday at the Canadian Tire Centre, two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson showed up to pack his bags after months of speculation ended when he was shown the way to San Jose.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 07:52 PM on September 13, 2018 - 4 comments

Finding Murph: He was the first overall pick in the 1986 NHL Draft. His name is engraved on the Stanley Cup. Now, Joe Murphy is living homeless on the streets of Kenora, in Northern Ontario. Rick Westhead searches for Murphy, as the close-knit hockey fraternity asks, “what can be done to help?”

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 07:03 PM on August 23, 2018 - 1 comment

Toronto Raptors trade DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard: DeMar DeRozan, the kid from Compton, Calif. who once professed “I am Toronto,” is no longer a Raptor. The team’s longest serving and most successful player, who morphed from a shy teenager drafted by the Toronto Raptors into a four-time NBA all-star, is part of a franchise-altering trade for disgruntled San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard.

posted by tommytrump to basketball at 11:55 AM on July 18, 2018 - 9 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 14: Color Analyst Tim Ryan Edition

Dallas by 11

Atlanta by 7

Baltimore by 11

Cleveland by 7

Green Bay by 28

Minnesota by 17

New Orleans by 2

N.Y. Jets by 1

Indianapolis by 3

Houston by 10

L.A. Chargers by 6

Tennessee by 2

Kansas City by 5

Arizona by 4

Seattle by 8

Philadelphia by 14

posted by tommytrump at 09:30 AM on December 05, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

49'ers broadcaster Tim Ryan channels his inner Al Campanis

posted by tommytrump at 07:36 PM on December 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

"Borocop'

posted by tommytrump at 09:53 AM on December 04, 2019

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The Conversation: Discussing sports culture of hazing & abuse

posted by tommytrump at 02:05 PM on December 01, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Flames head coach Bill Peters has resigned, effective immediately

posted by tommytrump at 12:44 PM on November 29, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 13: Offensive Rams Edition

Chicago by 11

Buffalo by 3

New Orleans by 28

N.Y. Jets by 4

Indianapolis by 2

Philadelphia by 15

Green Bay by 14

Cleveland by 2

Washington at Carolina Tie

Jacksonville by 5

Baltimore by 3

L.A. Rams by 3

L.A. Chargers by 3

Kansas City by 6

New England by 2

Seattle by 5

posted by tommytrump at 07:49 AM on November 28, 2019

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Final Standings

Congratulations, bender!!

posted by tommytrump at 05:43 PM on November 27, 2019

It's raining happiness in the 'Peg as Blue Bombers end 29-year Grey Cup drought

'Shorts Guy' gets much-welcomed wardrobe change with Bomber win

posted by tommytrump at 11:38 AM on November 26, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition

Atlanta by 12

Buffalo by 2

Chicago by 4

Pittsburgh 11

Buffalo by 2

Chicago by 4

Pittsburgh by 21

Cleveland by 5

New Orleans by 28

Oakland by 6

Seattle by 4

Detroit by 15

Jacksonville by 2

New England by 16

Green Bay by 1

Baltimore by 7

posted by tommytrump at 10:27 AM on November 23, 2019

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Jack is well known by the home constables as a flasher. He's just posting here to save fascia.

beaverboard wins.

posted by tommytrump at 09:54 AM on November 22, 2019

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Hamilton by 11

Dane Evans (I want to say Brandon Banks, but someone needs to throw him the ball)

Over

699

posted by tommytrump at 06:18 PM on November 21, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Baltimore is Pretty Good Edition

Indianapolis by 11 (This one goes to ELEVEN)

posted by tommytrump at 04:44 PM on November 21, 2019

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Ducks lose to Capitals in game marred by spitting incident

posted by tommytrump at 01:32 PM on November 19, 2019

Astros Exec Wrote Email Seeking to Steal Signs

Vacate the championship? Erase any individual statistics? Serious $$ fine for sure. Loss of draft picks, 1-3-5 1sts?

posted by tommytrump at 06:42 PM on November 17, 2019

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

Hamilton by 19

Winnipeg by 6

Dane Evans

Hamilton

posted by tommytrump at 06:03 PM on November 15, 2019