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Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: September 22, 2017

tommytrump has posted 375 links and 3324 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

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Rushing Leader Kareem Hunt Edition

San Francisco by 11

Baltimore by 18

Denver by5

Pittsburgh by 18

Atlanta by 9

Indianapolis by 5

Tampa Bay by 8

New England by 12

Miami by 6

New York Giants by 8

Carolina by 13

Seattle by 10

Green Bay by 24

Kansas City by 12

Oakland by 2

Dallas by 7

posted by tommytrump at 07:35 PM on September 21

NFL Pick 'Em Week 3: Rushing Leader Kareem Hunt Edition

San Francisco by 11

posted by tommytrump at 02:06 PM on September 21

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Ottawa by 8

B. C. by 25

Toronto by 17

Calgary by 14

posted by tommytrump at 12:04 PM on September 20

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Florida beats Tennessee

posted by tommytrump at 08:53 PM on September 16

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Statement from Alex Ovechkin on 2018 Winter Olympics

posted by tommytrump at 10:48 PM on September 14

NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Jaguars Edition

Cincinnati by 21

Baltimore by 21

Carolina by 17

Arizona by 11

Tennessee by 8

Kansas City by 6

New England by 4

Pittsburgh by 5

Tampa Bay by 16

Miami by 11

Oakland by 21

Dallas by 19

Washington by 9

Seattle by 19

Atlanta by 2

Detroit by 5

posted by tommytrump at 04:33 PM on September 14

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Montreal Alouettes fire head coach Jacques Chapdelaine, defensive co-ordinator Noel Thorpe

posted by tommytrump at 11:22 AM on September 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

Saskatchewan by 18

Edmonton by 11

Calgary by 15

Ottawa by 18

posted by tommytrump at 11:05 AM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Darwin Barney Works Very, Very Hard To Slide Into Third

posted by tommytrump at 12:17 PM on September 12

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

It's 3rd & Goal from the 7.....their own 7

posted by tommytrump at 10:52 PM on September 10

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Tweeted today: WPG Blue Bombers‏ @Wpg_BlueBombers

Fans tailgating around the stadium - please be cautious of a moose on campus. Conservation officers are on scene! 🤷‍♂️ #LooseMoose

posted by tommytrump at 03:35 PM on September 09

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve

B.C. by 16

Winnipeg by 19

Ottawa by 16

Calgary by 18

posted by tommytrump at 12:02 PM on September 08

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Twelve

B. C. by 16

posted by tommytrump at 04:21 PM on September 07

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

N.Y. Jets by 5

Philadelphia by 6

Oakland by 7

Houston by 8

Detroit by 9

Pittsburgh by 21

Atlanta by 17

Cincinnati by 10

L.A. Rams by 4

Carolina by 3

Seattle by 2

N.Y. Giants by 11

New Orleans by 12

L.A. Chargers by 13

posted by tommytrump at 11:19 AM on September 07

Enter SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Kansas City by 12

posted by tommytrump at 08:43 PM on September 06