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Mr Bismarck
Name: Aleksandr Bismarck
Location: England
Member since: October 21, 2004
Last visit: October 07, 2015

Mr Bismarck has posted 61 links and 2404 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 Wednesday Huddle

As far as I'm aware, The glory of Reading is a roundabout.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:32 PM on October 07

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

If the Tannehill thing is accurate then Donte Stallworth has a nice extra layer to add: Tom Brady used to pay practice squad players who intercepted him.

Meanwhile, some guy from the NFL is complaining about picking on a QB without a character blemish based on second-hand sources, which is chucklesome considering how the NFL spent its off-season.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:19 PM on October 06

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

There was a special commentary moment during the game where Ian Eagle said something like "Another failed third down. They've made that the focus of practice this week."

I mean, I wouldn't be completely surprised.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:19 AM on October 06

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

I saw Wilson's story yesterday. It doesn't ring true of the Tannehill who shows up in front of the press - I've never picked up a petulant vibe from him - but with this franchise, anything is possible.

After he got turned down for stadium funding I was hoping Ross would move the team to LA so I could sort of give up on them. Probably kidding myself though.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:52 AM on October 06

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

Defensive Co-ordinator Kevin Coyle is apparently out the door as well.

With half a secondary and no linebackers the Dolphins' defence is actually pretty terrible, but probably not last-in-the-NFL terrible.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:37 PM on October 05

Miami Dolphins Fire Coach Joe Philbin

Huzzah! The fact that we're promoting the Tight Ends Coach to interim leadership says a lot. I don't think we can poach anyone from another team during the season, so I don't think this makes the team better, but Philbin was such a beige sack of nothing that in some way, even worse is better.

I was hoping we'd give the job to Lazor, so that when he inevitably tanked, we could hold up signs saying "FIRE THE LAZOR."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:22 PM on October 05

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:05 PM on October 01

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

The photo is so high def I can read the other team's playbook.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:36 AM on September 29

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Scotland have woken up at half time.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:41 AM on September 27

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

From today's Porsche Carrera race in France...

The much more expensive version of Cup stacking.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:39 AM on September 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Lewandowski had a disappointing last half hour though.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:27 AM on September 23

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:48 AM on September 21

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:08 PM on September 20

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Annnnd... the Vine was deleted. Boo.

Here's the version without yakety sax.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:49 AM on September 14

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

(Turn the sound on)

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:29 AM on September 14