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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: June 22, 2018

tommytrump has posted 376 links and 3,448 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

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

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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 2 comments

This: happened, and This happened, and This happened

posted by tommytrump to hockey at 05:50 PM on June 29, 2016 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

CFL Pick 'Em, Week Two

Ottawa by 16

Montreal by 4

Hamilton by 9

Toronto by 8

posted by tommytrump at 03:45 PM on June 19, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

I can see what Ottawa gets out of that shipment, and I can see what Florida gained, but it looks like San Jose just got rid of Boedker.....

Cap space.

posted by tommytrump at 01:21 PM on June 19, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Senators trade Hoffman to Sharks, San Jose flips him to Florida for picks

posted by tommytrump at 11:43 AM on June 19, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Milwaukee Brewers reliever has less than pleasant inning of work today NSFWS (not suitable for weak stomachs)

Final Stat Line 1 I 2 H 1 ER 2 ML (Meals Lost)

posted by tommytrump at 06:26 PM on June 17, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Hit of the game

posted by tommytrump at 03:44 PM on June 17, 2018

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Bombers last 6 hours to lose to the Eskimos 33-30 in the final seconds

posted by tommytrump at 02:12 PM on June 15, 2018

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Marlies general manager

posted by tommytrump at 12:22 PM on June 15, 2018

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Canada's going to be in another World Cup! Wooo!

It's my understanding Mexico and Canada are co-hosting the 2026 tournament along with their troubled middle child.

posted by tommytrump at 12:24 PM on June 13, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

There's trouble in the nation's capital.
Criminal charges are possible.

posted by tommytrump at 03:48 PM on June 12, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Found on Twitter, from an unknown paper from 1932

posted by tommytrump at 05:51 PM on June 11, 2018

The 14th Annual chicobangs Memorial SpoFi CFL Pick 'Em

Winnipeg by 6

Toronto by 16

Calgary by 11

British Columbia by 8

posted by tommytrump at 03:34 PM on June 11, 2018

NFL to Punish Players Who Don't Stand During Anthem

LeBron weighs in ...

posted by tommytrump at 01:50 PM on June 05, 2018

NFL to Punish Players Who Don't Stand During Anthem

Gosh, the Eagles make me feel all warm and fuzzy. Good job.

posted by tommytrump at 09:59 PM on June 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Dwight Clark dead at 61 after battling A.L.S.

posted by tommytrump at 07:10 PM on June 04, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

CFL rights 21-year wrong, revises number of field goals Paul McCallum missed one windy night in Saskatchewan

posted by tommytrump at 01:15 PM on June 02, 2018