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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: February 18, 2018

tommytrump has posted 375 links and 3398 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

Edmonton Oilers sign Connor McDavid to eight-year contract worth $12.5-million a year: “Two years ago, I was at the Oilers development camp in Jasper. Now this … you take it all in stride and run with it.” McDavid will make $3.775 million with his performance bonuses this coming season and then the whopping extension kicks in.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 07:32 PM on July 05 - 4 comments

With words and a strong grip, an MLB umpire pulls a woman back from the brink in Pittsburgh : As a Major League Baseball umpire, John Tumpane often has to diffuse tense situations at the ballpark. None compared to the scene he came upon Wednesday as he walked across the Roberto Clemente Bridge around 3 p.m. on his way back from a run and lunch: A few hundred yards from PNC Park, he saw a woman climb over a railing and look toward the Allegheny River below.

posted by tommytrump to culture at 08:41 PM on June 28 - 2 comments

Lexi Thompson lost an LPGA major after a TV viewer’s email prompted a four-stroke penalty: Tiger Woods knows all too well how this feels. Dustin Johnson can identify. An eagle-eyed TV viewer, watching the LPGA’s first major of the year, spotted day-old rules infractions that left Lexi Thompson in tears and, unlike with Woods, it cost her the lead and the second major title of her career.

posted by tommytrump to golf at 06:45 PM on April 03 - 2 comments

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 team’s 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

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Four fans ejected from United Center for directing racist taunts at Washington Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

posted by tommytrump at 11:31 AM on February 18

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Former Argonauts head coach and GM Leo Cahill dead at age 89

posted by tommytrump at 08:46 PM on February 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Blue Jays radio man Jerry Howarth calls it a career after 36 years

posted by tommytrump at 07:07 PM on February 13

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

Philadelphia by 18

posted by tommytrump at 04:59 PM on February 04

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

The search for Jackie Wallace

posted by tommytrump at 12:27 PM on February 03

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Super Bowl 0x34

Philadelphia by 18 +10

FG Elliot +5

TD Ajayi

Passing Brady +5

Rushing Blount +5

Receiving Jeffery

Sack Barnett

Int Robinson

Oops Amendola

MVP Foles +5

Contest ic23b

posted by tommytrump at 01:43 PM on February 02

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Slow down you guys, I'm taking notes here. Could there be an essay in my future?

posted by tommytrump at 04:33 PM on January 26

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Then again who will be disappointed when the white jerseys have the most Super Bowel Wins. Fence Companies Baton Rouge

I'm not sure just where to start...

posted by tommytrump at 09:08 PM on January 25

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Montreal loses a hockey legend as Red Fisher dies at age 91

posted by tommytrump at 06:12 PM on January 20

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Conference Championship Round

Jacksonville by 21

Minnesota by 17

QB Keenum

RB Fournette

WR Diggs

T/O Barr

Jacksonville

posted by tommytrump at 04:53 PM on January 20

NFL Playoff Pick 'Em: Divisional Round

I would not have thought it possible to be 34 points down after one week.

Oh, to be down 34 points....one can dream!

Atlanta by 17

New England by 25

Pittsburgh by 17

New Orleans by 17

Passing Drew Brees

Rushing Devonta Freeman

Receiving Michael Thomas

Sack Grady Jarrett

Points New England

posted by tommytrump at 08:54 PM on January 12

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

If the Bills win -- me, tommy and grum are heading to the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to prep for week 2.

Shotgun!!

posted by tommytrump at 04:12 PM on January 06

NFL Pick 'Em Champion: Tron7

Thanks, tahoemoj, it was a season-long effort.

posted by tommytrump at 02:18 PM on January 05

Play SportsFilter's NFL Playoff Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 17

Atlanta by 18

Buffalo by 6

Carolina by 19

QB Ryan

RB Freeman

INT Trufant

WR Sanu

Pts Carolina

posted by tommytrump at 02:15 PM on January 05

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

So, this happened off the opening faceoff of the San Jose/Toronto game last night.....

posted by tommytrump at 08:48 AM on January 05