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Mr Bismarck
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Name: Aleksandr Bismarck
Location: England
Member since: October 21, 2004
Last visit: August 29, 2015

Mr Bismarck has posted 61 links and 2381 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 Tuesday Huddle

"Some pictures from the Fifth Test at The Oval."

Not shown : English batting.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:25 AM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Jets Coach on New QB Matt Flynn: He's the Only One Available'

Vote of confidence!

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:09 PM on August 20

Welcome to Manchester United, Memphis Just Memphis

Our Player very rarely has full matches in it. It's why I stopped paying for it. Maybe I should pay for yours instead.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:08 AM on August 19

Welcome to Manchester United, Memphis Just Memphis

I didn't see it, as I was watching Ipswich go top of the Championship.

Being top with 43 games to go is essentially meaningless, but I don't care.

We also played rcade's sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:39 AM on August 19

Teammate Sucker Punches Geno Smith, Breaks His Jaw

I'm blatantly stealing this from elsewhere :

"I think Rex is hoping Ik punches a Bills Quarterback, because that'll mean somebody found one."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:00 AM on August 13

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I don't know what this guy did, but I hope he said sorry.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:08 PM on August 12

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

A Goalkeeper dares to Zlatan.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:27 PM on August 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Take that, Canada!

I would moan about ESPN for that, but being able to watch the cricket live this summer on ESPN3 has been marvellous. Not least for the opportunity to confound my colleagues when they come into my office.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:52 PM on August 07

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

It's been a good week for good catches.

Stokes.

Smith.

Root.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:19 PM on August 07

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

America's take on Broad's performance.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:57 PM on August 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

England's Joe Root becomes the first person to score a century on day one of an Ashes test in which his team batted second.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:00 PM on August 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:09 PM on August 06

How close are we to a London Jaguars NFL franchise?

"But while Wednesday isn't in the Premier League, it's an easier dilemma."

Especially as it's in the most exciting division in Europe, by far.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:57 AM on August 06

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

As far as I know, you're correct - in England they're called "American odds," so I figured you'd be better placed to tell us.

+169 is bet $100 to win $169 and -169 would be bet $169 to win $100.

The odds style I grew up with, that I'd consider "English" was the 2/1, 4/1, 7/2 style. But I left England eight years ago and on watching English TV streams, it appears the entire country is now powered by gambling and payday loans, so that may have changed.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:54 AM on August 06

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Luckily, the Aussies have a real love of Stuart Broad and will be pleased to see him do well.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:41 AM on August 06