Mr Bismarck's profile

Mr Bismarck
Name: Aleksandr Bismarck
Location: England
Member since: October 21, 2004
Last visit: November 24, 2015

Mr Bismarck has posted 61 links and 2421 comments to SportsFilter and 1 link and 300 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

A life-long Ipswich Town fan, I'm used to dim and distant triumphs, backed up with more recent disappointment. So you'll not be surprised to hear I follow the Dolphins, (0-2 in Superbowls in my time).

For a trivial aside, I have a career record of one catch for nine yards from future Hall of Fame Quarterbacks, when Dan Marino visited the UK in 1986.

He looked quite useful.

Recent Links

LeBron Taking His Talents Out of South Beach: LeBron James will exercise his early termination option and become an unrestricted free agent, his agent Richie Paul has informed the Miami Heat. He was scheduled to make $20 million next season. In James' four seasons with the team, the Heat went to four straight NBA Finals and won two championships.

posted by Mr Bismarck to basketball at 09:46 AM on June 24 - 18 comments

The Life And Death of Justin Fashanu: Roads and Kingdoms details the life of Justin Fashanu, the first black player in England to be transferred for 1,000,000 and the first openly gay English professional footballer.

posted by Mr Bismarck to soccer at 08:45 PM on March 04 - 0 comments

Former Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher Fights For Life: The seven-time World Champion remains in a coma in a French hospital after falling and injuring his head while skiing.

posted by Mr Bismarck to auto racing at 09:29 AM on December 30 - 3 comments

Mark Sanchez Hurt in Fourth Quarter of Preseason Game: Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News on what happened Saturday in the Jets/Giants preseason game: "Rex Ryan took ineptitude and incompetence to new heights with a boneheaded decision Saturday night that ultimately could seal his fate as the head coach of the Jets. Ryan, apparently consumed with winning a trophy of a Peanuts character, vaulted into the annals of dumb moves by putting Mark Sanchez into the fourth quarter of the Jets' meaningless preseason 24-21 overtime win over the Giants at MetLife Stadium. Sanchez promptly suffered a shoulder injury that clouds the Jets' quarterback situation."

posted by Mr Bismarck to football at 02:59 PM on August 25 - 10 comments

Jacksonville Owner Buys Fulham FC: Shahid Khan, owner of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, has bought Fulham FC of the English Premier League.

posted by Mr Bismarck to soccer at 08:52 PM on July 12 - 11 comments

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Missed opportunity to be Bismarcks.

Also, scroll through the non-consideration list and be completely unsurprised by how frequently "Fighting Sioux" shows up.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:36 PM on November 19

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

So this just happened.

"3rd & 3 on PHI 27 (5:11) (No Huddle, Shotgun) S.Bradford to PHI 17 for -10 yards (D.Shelby). FUMBLES (D.Shelby), RECOVERED by MIA-O.Vernon at PHI 12. O.Vernon to PHI 7 for 5 yards (D.Kelly). FUMBLES (D.Kelly), RECOVERED by PHI-S.Bradford at PHI 3. S.Bradford to PHI 27 for 24 yards (O.Vernon). PENALTY on PHI-A.Barbre, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at PHI 27 - No Play. Miami challenged the loose ball recovery ruling, and the play was REVERSED. (No Huddle, Shotgun) S.Bradford to PHI 17 for -10 yards (D.Shelby). FUMBLES (D.Shelby), and recovers at PHI 3. S.Bradford to PHI 3 for no gain (O.Vernon). Penalty on PHI-A.Barbre, Offensive Holding, declined"

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:33 PM on November 15

Holly Holm Knocks Out Ronda Rousey in Huge UFC Upset

The Ronda Rousey hype train just totally derailed in Australia.

Holly Holm's takedown defence was good enough and then striking technique was more than Rousey could handle.

Rousey refused to touch gloves before the bell, which is entertaining the fans of schadenfreude.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:08 AM on November 15

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I can't watch a highlight on the "World" version of ESPN about a game in Europe because I'm Canadian.

Canadians: can get a hit here.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:01 PM on November 02

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Here's that final Final try from the Kiwis.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:07 PM on October 31

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

That final New Zealand try was a really spectacular dagger.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:57 PM on October 31

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Breaking : New Zealand good at rugby.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:27 PM on October 31

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Alexander Burmitsov disagrees with the refer... ehhhh, ok, maybe you got me.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:12 PM on October 27

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

ESPN is successfully ruining Grantland.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:26 AM on October 22

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Aren't those clever fans just too cute? Having such fun, and so pleased with themselves.

Please note what's missing from the phone. The time and date.

People enjoying themselves are such jerks!

I feel like I'm missing a point here, but the time is on the "screen."

Maybe next week they can bring the behind the scenes conversation that led to that fake punt.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:02 AM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:00 AM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

I still don't know what this was.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:23 PM on October 18

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

England are playing cricket against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi at the moment and for folks who think baseball goes on a bit, English Captain Alastair Cook was at bat for 13 hours and 56 minutes, scoring 263 runs.

According to the BBC, more than 215,000 babies were born while he was batting. The ones who were born when he first went in to bat are probably in school now.

It's the longest ever innings, by time, for an English batsman, but only the third longest in test history.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:55 PM on October 16

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

So, this happened.

His stuck done got stuck.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:03 AM on October 16

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Not sure if this has been linked already, but this was an enjoyable piece of writing about whatever that was that happened yesterday.

"Maybe this is the tip-off that something crazy was bound to happen. A "well-played elimination game between the Rangers and Blue Jays?" In what bizarro universe are we living when that is the situation?

We are in a universe where the Cubs are are not only in the playoffs, but they're the ones WAITING to see who they get to play."


"Kevin Pillar sounds like the name Kevin Millar gave to the cops when they caught him drinking a beer at a house party when he was 17. "I'm Kevin Pillar.""

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:17 PM on October 15