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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: September 18, 2018

tommytrump has posted 380 links and 3,482 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

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 - 3 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

Toronto Maple Leafs sign John Tavares for seven years, $77 million: As Free Agent Frenzy begins..... John Tavares is a Toronto Maple Leaf. Tavares tweeted out the news himself, bidding farewell to New York Islanders fans while saying he wanted to live out “his childhood dream.”

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 01:53 PM on July 01, 2018 - 5 comments

Humboldt gathers, and mourns, through a long and tragic night: Word spread fast — down the highway, across the prairie, into the farm community of Humboldt, where people huddled with phones and friends. ...With that word came numbing horror: Fourteen people on a bus carrying their beloved Humboldt Broncos, dead. They were en route to a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game late Friday afternoon when their bus collided with a semi at a junction on Highway 35.

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 11:00 AM on April 07, 2018 - 5 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

North Texas shenanigans

posted by tommytrump at 10:24 PM on September 15, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Browns Edition

Atlanta by 14

L.A. Chargers by 28

Minnesota by 5

Houston by 8

Cleveland by 19

Miami by 7

Pittsburgh by 11

Philadelphia by 10

Indianapolis by 3

L.A. Rams by 12

San Francisco by 14

Denver by 5

New England by 9

N.Y. Giants by 5

Seattle by 13

posted by tommytrump at 08:00 PM on September 13, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Fourteen

Montreal by 11

Calgary by 18

Saskatchewan by 4

posted by tommytrump at 07:55 PM on September 13, 2018

SportsFilter NFL Pick 'Em Week 2: Undefeated Browns Edition

Cincinnati by 5

posted by tommytrump at 10:07 PM on September 12, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Pittsburgh by 12

Cincinnati by 6

Miami by 3

San Francisco by 11

Houston by 4

New Orleans by 14

N.Y. Giants by 5

Baltimore by 11

L.A. Chargers by 2

Seattle by 14

Washington by 4

Carolina by 21

Green Bay by 21

Detroit by 8

L.A. Rams by 9

posted by tommytrump at 09:21 AM on September 09, 2018

Play SportsFilter's NFL Pick 'Em Contest

Atlanta by 7

posted by tommytrump at 07:13 PM on September 06, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Thirteen

Ottawa by 14

Toronto by 14

Winnipeg by 14

Calgary by 14

posted by tommytrump at 05:38 PM on September 06, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Trash Pandas voted nickname for new Madison baseball team

posted by tommytrump at 08:53 PM on September 05, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em Week Twelve

Ottawa by 20

Saskatchewan by 10

Calgary by 15

Toronto by 3 (Note: Duron Carter not expected to play this week or next)

posted by tommytrump at 08:35 AM on August 29, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

They treated him like he was a hockey star

posted by tommytrump at 09:41 PM on August 28, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Eleven

Edmonton by 14

Toronto by 18

Calgary by 21

Saskatchewan by 24

posted by tommytrump at 12:31 PM on August 22, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

He looks fabulous!

posted by tommytrump at 08:52 AM on August 20, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Former Edmonton Oiler Georges Laraque wins drag competition

posted by tommytrump at 12:15 PM on August 19, 2018

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Ten

Winnipeg by 11

Toronto by 8

Edmonton by 24

Calgary by 8

posted by tommytrump at 07:42 AM on August 17, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Wow indeed.

posted by tommytrump at 01:30 PM on August 12, 2018