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tommytrump
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Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
AIM: tommy2121@rogers.com
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: December 20, 2014

tommytrump has posted 366 links and 2955 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

Ticats lose Grey Cup 20-16 to Stampeders : It was the illegal block that broke hearts. A penalty call on Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebacker Taylor Reed negated what would have been a 90-yard, go-ahead punt return by Brandon Banks with under a minute to play as the Ticats lost the Grey Cup 20-16 to the Calgary Stampeders. Meanwhile, McMaster loses the Vanier Cup to University of Montreal in a heartbreaker

posted by tommytrump to football at 10:31 AM on December 01 - 1 comment

Toronto Blue Jays trade Brett Lawrie, 3 others to Oakland A’s for Josh Donaldson: It was a four-for-one trade. The Jays gave up Lawrie and three minor-leaguers: pitchers Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman and shortstop Franklin Barreto. They got Donaldson, one of the best third basemen in the majors, whose 15.4 WAR over the past two years was second only to Mike Trout’s 16.7.

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 12:50 PM on November 29 - 4 comments

Former NHL player, coach and executive Pat Quinn dies at age 71: Pat Quinn was a man known for his direct manner – whether it was flattening Bobby Orr on the ice with one of the most famous body checks in NHL history or dealing with players, reporters and fellow executives in a long career as a coach, general manager and president.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 11:39 AM on November 24 - 4 comments

Detroit Tigers, Miguel Cabrera agree to 8 year extension: Miguel Cabrera’s bid to become one of the greatest hitters of all time apparently will take place in a Detroit Tigers uniform. Fox Sports reports the extension is for 8 years and $248 million ($31 million per year), the second deal in baseball history worth at least $30 million per season.

posted by tommytrump to baseball at 09:59 PM on March 27 - 8 comments

Ralph Wilson, founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, dies at 95 : He brought major league sports to Buffalo in 1959, when he joined a group that became known as “The Foolish Club,” eight businessmen led by Texas oilman Lamar Hunt, who founded the American Football League. The initial cost to Wilson was $25,000, and it was considered a risky venture to challenge the established National Football League.

posted by tommytrump to football at 04:19 PM on March 25 - 14 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Sid's got the mumps, 13th NHL'er this season

posted by tommytrump at 12:09 PM on December 14

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Bobby Ryan

posted by tommytrump at 10:35 AM on December 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

"I'm on somebody's fantasy team, and I think it's the man upstairs."

Jerry Richardson's?

posted by tommytrump at 10:01 PM on December 11

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Ottawa Senators fire head coach Paul MacLean

posted by tommytrump at 05:35 PM on December 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Meow

posted by tommytrump at 03:53 PM on December 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Buffalo Bills pull the plug on Toronto NFL series

posted by tommytrump at 02:18 PM on December 03

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Grey Cup Edition

Hamilton by 23

Collaros

Over

582

posted by tommytrump at 04:14 PM on November 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Happy Thanksgiving to my my American friends here!

posted by tommytrump at 12:42 PM on November 27

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Viktor Tikhonov, hockey coach of Soviet-era Big Red Machine,' dies at 84

posted by tommytrump at 11:41 AM on November 24

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Edmonton Eskimos are breaking balls

posted by tommytrump at 08:30 PM on November 19

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Finals Edition

Hamilton by 17

Calgary by 17

Collaros

Calgary

posted by tommytrump at 08:27 PM on November 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Bryan Murray's ultimate battle

posted by tommytrump at 09:47 AM on November 14

CFL Playoff Pick 'Em, Semi-Finals Edition

Montreal by 17

Saskatchewan by 7

Whyte

Under

posted by tommytrump at 11:45 AM on November 13

CFL Pick 'Em, Final Standings

I am also not last!

Thanks Dr. J!

posted by tommytrump at 01:55 PM on November 11

CFL Pick 'Em, Week 20

Toronto by 26

Calgary by 2

Hamilton by 16

Saskatchewan by 27

posted by tommytrump at 10:30 PM on November 05