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Mr Bismarck
Name: Aleksandr Bismarck
Location: England
Member since: October 21, 2004
Last visit: October 24, 2014

Mr Bismarck has posted 61 links and 2249 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

The Out Of The Park Baseball developers used the 2015 version of their game to run the upcoming World Series five times.

The first series went six games. All the others went seven.

I won't spoil the projected winner, but I will say they posted the stats generated by the five series in a big google doc. If only we knew anyone who liked that sort of thing.

Interestingly, the overall losing team scored more runs across the five series and had a better ERA from the starters and the bullpen.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:35 AM on October 21

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

So the Dolphins beat the Patriots and folks said they were clearly in decline. The Dolphins beat the Raiders and they fired their coach. The Dolphins beat the Bears and there was apparently a fight in the Bears locker room.

I'm not sure how to feel about this.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:40 PM on October 19

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Last year the Seahawks traded 2013 first and seventh round picks and a 2014 third-round pick to the Vikings for Percy Harvin.

Today they traded Harvin to the Jets for a conditional mid-round draft pick.

If he goes lights out for the Jets, then Seattle might get a second round pick in return.

I know the Jets carried a lot of cap space through the off season, but at 1-6, this seems like an odd move. They're not exactly one wide receiver away from anything.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:52 PM on October 17

Royals Steal 9-8 Win Over A's in Epic 12-Inning AL Wild Card

This was the best thing about the game.

Check out that sweet handwriting.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:00 AM on October 01

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

"The suspension given to Simmons by ESPN for criticizing Goodell is actually one week longer than the original suspension given to Rice for knocking out his girlfriend in an Atlantic City elevator."

Does anyone know what condition his socks were in?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:00 PM on September 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

A dash of weirdness being added to the Rob Bironas accident, as some university students claim Bironas told them he was going to kill everyone in their car on the night of his death.

This comes after a recording was released of a 911 call claiming Bironas had tried to run a woman and her husband off the road.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:22 PM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Good news! Dolphins' pass rusher Dion Jordan had his four game suspension for violation of the NFL's Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse lifted as part of the NFL's new drug policy!

Bad news! Dolphins' pass rusher Dion Jordan has been banned for four games for violation of the NFL's Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse after immediately failing another test.

Jeff Ireland's quality work lives on in Miami.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:10 PM on September 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Antonio Brown has been fined ~$8,000 for that amusing karate kick to the facemask of Browns' Punter Spencer Lanning.

I'd like to point out, again, that this is $2,500 less than Frank Gore was fined last year for having sloppy socks.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:17 PM on September 11

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

For what it's worth, it's streaming live on

Good goal from the Czechs.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:41 PM on September 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I expect that Goodell will fine him $3.50, and then when he actually watches the video of the kick, he'll fine him $200million.

I seem to remember when Brady did that cleats-up slide into Ed Reed's thigh he was fined $10,000. The same weekend Frank Gore was fined $10,500 for having bad elastic in the top of his socks.

I hope Lanning's socks were in order.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:41 AM on September 09

Video of Ray Rice Elevator Punch on Partner Released is roughly the only football related site on the internet where you can't see this film.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:10 PM on September 08

Annual Patriots trade key piece right before season move

2. Just who the heck is going to play LG?

Richie Incognito needs a team.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:19 AM on August 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

who does one root for between MK Dons and Man U? If it's MK Dons

Some kind of asteroid strike?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:04 PM on August 26

Dangerous Experiment : A Roster of 25 Adam Dunns

Zombie Dee P. Gordon's ERA could have been better.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:58 AM on August 14

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Bravo, beaverboard. And what a great movie.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:28 PM on August 13