tommytrump's profile

Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: November 24, 2017

tommytrump has posted 375 links and 3363 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 Thursday Huddle

Somebody is actually watching the Giants play the Redskins. Field condition is probably the most interesting facet of that contest.

It was a weak moment, cixelsyd, I feel shame.

posted by tommytrump at 12:22 PM on November 24

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

How is it possible that an NFL playing surface is in the condition of the grass at FedEx Field?

posted by tommytrump at 09:10 PM on November 23

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Double Blue by 19

Ricky Ray



posted by tommytrump at 07:03 PM on November 23

NFL Pick 'Em Week 12: Turkey Leg Award Edition

Detroit by 14

Dallas by 4

Washington by 19

Atlanta by 12

Cincinnati by 21

Tennessee by 16

Kansas City by 6

New England by 28

Carolina by 15

Philadelphia by 18

Seattle by 16

Oakland by 11

New Orleans by 3

Jacksonville by 7

Pittsburgh by 14

Baltimore by 15

posted by tommytrump at 10:06 AM on November 23

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

NHL Power Rankings: The Team Apology Edition

posted by tommytrump at 10:42 AM on November 22

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Georgia Dome implosion

posted by tommytrump at 11:25 AM on November 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Jerry Jones is Detrimental Edition

Pittsburgh by 17

Jacksonville by 21

Detroit by 6

Baltimore by11

Tampa Bay by 6

L.A. Rams by 5

New Orleans by 18

Kansas City by 21

Arizona by 3

L.A. Chargers by 9

Cincinnati by 8

New England by 11

Philadelphia by 15

Atlanta by 2

posted by tommytrump at 09:59 AM on November 17

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Finals Edition

Toronto by 17

Calgary by 21

Ricky Ray


posted by tommytrump at 09:54 AM on November 17

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Jerry Jones is Detrimental Edition

Pittsburgh by 17

posted by tommytrump at 03:08 PM on November 16

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Edmonton Elk?

posted by tommytrump at 01:00 PM on November 10

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Detroit Wins in Lambeau Edition

Seattle by 21

New Orleans by 17

Chicago by 4

Detroit by 17 Tennessee by 4

Pittsburgh by 21

N.Y. Jets by 4

Washington by 17

Jacksonville by 4

L.A. Rams by 17

Atlanta by 4

N.Y. Giants by 4

New England by 21

Carolina by 4

posted by tommytrump at 08:04 PM on November 09

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Division Semis Edition

Ottawa by 21

Edmonton by 17

Brett Maher Ottawa


posted by tommytrump at 01:07 PM on November 09

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Detroit Wins in Lambeau Edition

Seattle by 21

posted by tommytrump at 08:13 AM on November 09

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Thanks for that, grum.

posted by tommytrump at 07:52 PM on November 07

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings

Congrats, Reever! Thanks, as always, Dr. J!

posted by tommytrump at 08:51 PM on November 06