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Name: Thomas
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Gender: Male
Social Media Account: (AIM)
Member since: January 30, 2006
Last visit: December 03, 2023

tommybiden has posted 403 links and 4,186 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

Man arrested in death of former Penguins forward Adam Johnson: South Yorkshire Police on Tuesday said they arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter, and he remained in police custody. The man was not named. Johnson, who spent three years with the Penguins organization, was sliced by a skate in the neck Oct. 28 while playing a game in Sheffield, England, for Nottingham of the Elite Ice Hockey League.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 12:53 PM on November 14, 2023 - 3 comments

Mike Babcock resigns as Columbus Blue Jackets coach after NHLPA investigation: Inquiries about the accusations were conducted by the NHL and NHL Players’ Association after former NHL player and TNT studio host Paul Bissonnette said Tuesday on the “Spittin’ Chiclets” podcast that Babcock was demanding access to players’ phones so he could scroll through photos. The Blue Jackets pushed back and attempted to explain what happened by adding context with statements from Babcock and captain Boone Jenner, whose meeting with the coach was referenced by Bissonnette.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 05:16 PM on September 17, 2023 - 2 comments

We have a trade to announce: • Pittsburgh acquires defenseman Erik Karlsson, forward Rem Pitlick, forward Dillon Hamaliuk & San Jose’s 2026 third-round draft pick. • San Jose acquires Pittsburgh’s 2024 first-round draft pick (top-10 protected), forward Mikael Granlund, defenseman Jan Rutta & forward Mike Hoffman. • Montreal acquires Pittsburgh’s 2025 second-round draft pick, defenseman Jeff Petry, goaltender Casey DeSmith & forward Nathan Legare.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 12:09 PM on August 06, 2023 - 2 comments

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS OWNER ROCKY WIRTZ PASSES AWAY AT 70: W. Rockwell 'Rocky' Wirtz, owner and chairman of the Chicago Blackhawks, has died at 70 years old, the team confirmed on Tuesday.

posted by tommybiden to hockey at 10:05 PM on July 25, 2023 - 2 comments

Elly De La Cruz: Not since 1919

posted by tommybiden to baseball at 08:53 AM on July 09, 2023 - 4 comments

Recent Comments

NFL Pickem Week 13: Duuuuuuuval Edition

Revised picks:

Titans by 1
Chargers by 14 (lock)
Lions by 8
Falcons by 4
Cardinals by 2
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)
Dolphins by 10 (lock)
Texans by 4
Rams by 2
Eagles by 3
Chiefs by 11 (lock)
Jaguars by 10 (lock)

posted by tommybiden at 09:19 AM on December 02, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 13: Duuuuuuuval Edition

My picks:

Cowboys by 12 (lock)

posted by tommybiden at 08:34 AM on November 30, 2023

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Chicago Blackhawks to terminate Corey Perry's contract after finding 'unacceptable' conduct

posted by tommybiden at 05:41 PM on November 28, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 12: Tryptophan Edition

Revised picks:

Dolphins by 13 (lock)
Saints by 5
Bengals by 3
Titans by 6
Buccaneers by 7
Patriots by 3
Jaguars by 8
Broncos by 2
Rams by 1
Chiefs by 10 (lock)
Eagles by 5
Ravens by 7
Vikings by 6

posted by tommybiden at 09:35 AM on November 24, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 12: Tryptophan Edition

My picks:

Lions by 11 (lock)
Cowboys by 17 (lock)
49ers by 10 (lock)

posted by tommybiden at 09:41 PM on November 22, 2023

CFL Pickem Champion: rcade


posted by tommybiden at 09:44 AM on November 22, 2023

Montreal Alouettes Win 110th Grey Cup

It was an entertaining, fun game start to finish. Green Day did a great job with the 1/2 time show.

posted by tommybiden at 07:35 PM on November 20, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 11: Joshua Unitas Edition

Rogers, it's definitely a GLITCH.

Just to see if I could, I locked the Ravens game (5:18 e.s.t. on Friday), I actually took Baltimore by 5 (NO LOCK) .....

posted by tommybiden at 05:20 PM on November 17, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 11: Joshua Unitas Edition

Revised picks:

Ravens by 5 (lock)

posted by tommybiden at 05:18 PM on November 17, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 11: Joshua Unitas Edition

Revised picks:

Steelers by 3
Lions by 19 (lock)
Chargers by 9
Dolphins by 17 (lock)
Commanders by 8 (lock)
Cowboys by 15 (lock)
Jaguars by 10 (lock)
Texans by 6
49ers by 5
Bills by 13 (lock)
Vikings by 8
Eagles by 2

posted by tommybiden at 05:17 PM on November 17, 2023

CFL Pickem: Grey Cup Edition

My picks:

Blue Bombers by 22 (lock)
Grey Cup MVP: Collaros
Top rusher: Oliveira
Top receiver: Lawler
Tiebreaker: 52

posted by tommybiden at 05:11 PM on November 17, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 11: Joshua Unitas Edition

My picks:

Ravens by 5

posted by tommybiden at 09:16 AM on November 16, 2023

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Soap opera continues as Edmonton Oiler fire Jay Woodcroft

posted by tommybiden at 01:15 PM on November 12, 2023

NFL Pickem Week 10: Stroud Like Colossus Edition

Revised picks:

Bengals by 14 (lock)
Saints by 5
Packers by 2
Buccaneers by 10 (lock)
Jaguars by 2
Ravens by 7
Falcons by 10 (lock)
Lions by 5
Cowboys by 23 (lock)
Seahawks by 6
Raiders by 1
Bills by 16 (lock)

Stupid morning games....

posted by tommybiden at 09:43 AM on November 12, 2023

CFL Pickem Week 24: Division Finals Edition

Revised picks:

Alouettes by 11 (lock)

posted by tommybiden at 02:58 PM on November 11, 2023