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Mr Bismarck
Name: Aleksandr Bismarck
Location: England
Member since: October 21, 2004
Last visit: May 28, 2015

Mr Bismarck has posted 61 links and 2333 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

Henchmen arrested, but the Joker is still at large

Vox attempts to sum up what happened today and why.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:09 PM on May 27

Henchmen arrested, but the Joker is still at large

Also, from the NY Times comments:

Aslak Oslo, Norway 7 hours ago

On behalf of the rest of the world I can safely say that we're absolutely delighted that you're using your power for good. If Bush had invaded FIFA instead of Iraq he'd have a street named after him in every European capital.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:14 PM on May 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Houston Rocket Scientists.

If you can watch that without shouting at your screen, you're a better person than I.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:44 AM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Marouane Fellaini is doing his best to help Hull. He just stamped on Paul McShane and got a straight red card, dropping United to 10 men. I'm fairly sure McShane is bleeding from the "inner thigh."

Meanwhile, Arsenal are beating West Brom 4-1, despite hitting the post of crossbar five separate times.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:42 AM on May 24

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

When NBC announced its deal with the English Premier League would show every game on the final day across 10 networks, a final day in which only two games mean anything is probably not what they had in mind.

Proof that I'm easily amused comes as the E! Entertainment Network is showing Crystal Palace vs Swansea. It's currently one of only two goalless games today.

In one of the two games with meaning, Newcastle are beating West Ham 1-0, which renders the result of the other game, (where Hull have to beat Manchester United to have any chances of survival), moot.

Stevie Gerrard's send off from English football could be going better. Liverpool are losing 5-0 to Stoke.

*Edit : As I type this, Palace Forward Marouane Chamakh's tap-in gives E! fans the type of entertainment they love.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:25 AM on May 24

Kraft Says Patriots Won't Appeal DeflateGate Punishment

I think those two are way past their first date.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:51 PM on May 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Turns out I've been over-complicating baseball.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:44 AM on May 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

As no such team exists, they should give Ipswich the other slot in the final.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:46 AM on May 19

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Guess now I know what Gollum playing soccer looks like.

"Phil Jones Face" is a thing...

posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:39 PM on May 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Phil Jones, ladies and gentlemen.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:29 AM on May 18

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

The NFL has selected the judge for Tom Brady's appeal and it's . . . Roger Goodell.

Every time I think this whole thing can't get any dumber.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:16 AM on May 15

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

In this Division, I'm not worried that four games with Janeane Garofalo at Quarterback is going to derail the Patriots' ascension to yet another AFC East title.

Angry Bill will make sure he's the most prepared backup since that time Matt Cassell looked like an NFL Quarterback.

And Tom gets to enjoy another five weeks of whatever is happening here.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:04 PM on May 13

NFL Investigator: Patriots Probably Deflated Balls on Purpose

Can we have dirty communist currency symbols, like £ and €?

Not that I haven't enjoyed eleven years of trying to remember the code to force money with pictures of the Queen on it into these comment boxes.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:44 AM on May 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I hope the groundsmen can find Boateng's ankles.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:41 PM on May 06

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Messi has cheat mode enabled on FIFA again.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:25 PM on May 06