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Mr Bismarck
Name: Aleksandr Bismarck
Location: England
Member since: October 21, 2004
Last visit: July 29, 2014

Mr Bismarck has posted 61 links and 2231 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

James Rodriguez jumped from Monaco to Madrid today, for about 80 million Euros.

Monaco double their money in a year. Then keep all of it because LOLTaxes.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:51 PM on July 22

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Meanwhile, it was a busy German Grand Prix today.

Some Germans showed up with their living room.

Massa went upside down.

Kvyat caught fire.

And three different World Champions drove into Kimi, including this sandwich between Vettel and his own teammate, Alonso...

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:08 PM on July 20

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Worth watching to hear the pronunciation of that name.


Although I still want to hear Twellman and Darke have a run at it.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:01 PM on July 20

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

According to Steven A. Smith this move makes LeBron the "most beloved sportsman in the world."

So it's nice to see we're maintaining perspective.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:16 PM on July 11

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

"A pretty Belgian fan's photo at the World Cup went viral, landing her a modeling gig."

Axelle Despiegelaere

What a spectacular name.

I'll have to ask Tayler Twellman how to pronounce it.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:14 AM on July 10

Brazil Faces Germany for Spot in World Cup Final

Argentina need to lose tomorrow to make sure we have two important games left, not one.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:25 PM on July 08

Brazil Faces Germany for Spot in World Cup Final

Germany is up by a touchdown in the 85th minute.

Brazil got a rouge at the end.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:02 PM on July 08

Brazil Faces Germany for Spot in World Cup Final

I thought ESPN were showing this game, but they seem to be rerunning The Red Wedding.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:04 PM on July 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Slightly late for Wimbledon, but: Capybaras That Look Like Rafael Nadal.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:18 AM on July 07

Germany Closes Down France in World Cup

One person in Paris was happy with the result.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:18 PM on July 05

Brazil Knocks Out Colombia, But Loses Neymar

Keep the quality coming, Yahoo.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:28 AM on July 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Howard, in one image.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:15 PM on July 03

Michael Bradley Covered Most Ground in World Cup

But most of me wants to stand up, applaud and yell at all the other teams that this is how they should all play

I think the reason it was so entertaining was because the US couldn't keep the ball and Howard was outstanding. I wish the US could bottle their effort and team spirit and sell it to England, but I don't see too many teams aspiring to have a technically limited midfield playing in front of a miraculous goalkeeper.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:50 AM on July 03

U.S. Falls to Belgium Despite Epic Tim Howard Performance

Ian Darke:

91:45 : A slow start here, by Belgium.

92:01 : Belgium scores.

"Lukaku who had looked terrible in the group stage."

Interesting, that. Since the injury to Benteke the answer to "who is Belgium's best forward?" seems to be "whoever's on the bench."

To be fair to him, Origi looked decent today. But he also looked quite raw, which is appropriate, as that's exactly what he is.

I hope by Saturday someone has asked Kevin de Bruyne how to say his name, so we don't have to go through the 19 different pronunciations we had today.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:00 PM on July 01

U.S. Falls to Belgium Despite Epic Tim Howard Performance

Third team we've seen today with one really good player and then... some others. Without Howard that's an absolute massacre.

Like Ochoa, I expect it'll be a man of the match award and a flight home.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:35 PM on July 01