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Mr Bismarck
Name: Aleksandr Bismarck
Location: England
Member since: October 21, 2004
Last visit: December 08, 2016

Mr Bismarck has posted 61 links and 2494 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 Sunday Huddle

Favourite play of the day.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:56 AM on November 28

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The problem with the Germans is they have no sense of humour.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:42 PM on November 01

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Would anyone really miss Thursday Night Football? Even the Jaguars didn't watch last night's game.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:09 PM on October 28

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Felix Passlack ladies and gentlemen.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:22 PM on October 27

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Dolphin Runningback Jay Ajayi doesn't have any 100 yard rushing games in his career, but he now has two 200 yard rushing games in back-to-back weeks.

After the 214 yards this week and 204 last week, Ajayi's third-best single game performance is six carries for 48 yards against the Eagles in week two last season.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:14 PM on October 24

Packers Returner Ingeniously Exploits Out-of-Bounds Rule

- If he doesn't touch the ball, then the play continues as it is and the Packers start deep in their own endzone (like they would have if he hadn't tried any trickery).

Kickoffs are a live ball the second it goes ten yards. If Montgomery doesn't touch the ball it's a Detroit touchdown.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:36 PM on September 27

Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident

Jose gave us one of the best baseball gifs ever.

Did you catch that?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:55 PM on September 25

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

From today's text coverage of Crystal Palace vs Tottenham.

"Spurs midfielder Eric Dier is in agony after Connor Wickham absolutely blasted the ball into his special adult area from a couple of feet away."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:39 AM on August 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

That was the semi-final which, I imagine, is why they're a bit happier to goof about.

Bolt said that DeGrasse was supposed to slow down a bit at the end, as it's only a semi, but DeGrasse said he was just trying to stop Usain from being lazy.

Both fastest losers came out of this heat, which meant that Justin Gatlin failed to qualify for the final from third place in his heat.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:04 AM on August 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Usain Bolt tells off Andre DeGrasse for trying to beat him.

How does it feel if you're in third-to-eighth watching the two guys up front flirt with each other as they cross the line?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:21 AM on August 18

Hope Solo Calls Sweden 'Cowards' After U.S. Loses Quarterfinal

Iceland played like this in the Euros, and they were lauded as courageous and heroic

Cristiano Ronaldo hits out at "small" Iceland after Portugal are held.

At least Hope's in good company.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:15 AM on August 14

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I'm not sure this is legal and I'm not sure I care.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:39 AM on August 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Shouldn't that be "Yeah no, Nah? Yeah."?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:17 PM on July 27

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Mowed into someone's field during the Tour today.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:28 PM on July 18