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Mr Bismarck
Name: Aleksandr Bismarck
Location: England
Member since: October 21, 2004
Last visit: January 25, 2015

Mr Bismarck has posted 61 links and 2282 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

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

"Rob Gronkowski is not afraid of making a buck off the situation."

Unrelatedly, I saw another Gronk shirt that said:

"Gronk know only three things :
Touchdowns and fucking."

Even as a Dolphins fan I almost bought that.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:25 AM on January 22

11 of 12 Patriots' Balls Deflated, ESPN Reports

Bill is furious to hear 11 of the 12 balls were underinflated.

He wants to know who didn't do their job with the 12th ball. That guy is fired.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:22 PM on January 21

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Yep, he gets the Bills' $4m for doing nothing. Or being an Offensive coach for Jacksonville. Whichever takes less work.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:21 PM on January 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Doug Marrone used his option to escape the Head Coach role in Buffalo, enabling him to take up an exciting new opportunity... as Offensive Line Coach in Jacksonville.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:29 PM on January 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

The Jets have hired Arizona DC, (and former Dolphins' interim head coach), Todd Bowles to be their new leader. Heaven knows hiring a defensive specialist hasn't gone wrong for them before.

Meanwhile, Rex Ryan finally gets his wish to lead a New York football team, as he's in in Buffalo.

In Florida, Miami Head Coach Joe Philbin cooked a pancake without burning it.

Prediction : New England to win the AFC East in 2015.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:15 AM on January 14

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Touching moment of sympathy from the Arsenal fans toward their visitors from Stoke today.

After the Emirates Stadium PA backed up Arsenal's third goal with the announcement that the trains back to Stoke had been cancelled, home fans all began to sing "you're shit and you can't get home."

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:35 PM on January 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

This week in headlines that write themelves, former Miami Dolphin Fullback Rob Konrad fell of his boat in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida, then swam back to shore. Nine miles.

As you do.

He was swimming for twelve hours and treated for hypothermia and then released after being found on a beach at 4am.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:34 PM on January 09

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

At the start of the season I may have said out loud "Dallas will be lucky to win four games this year."

Clearly I underestimated how lucky they are.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:47 PM on January 04

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

"Biggest Play of the Year"

Neither of those videos are available in "my" country. Please describe them in text, using your best Skip Bayless tweet impression.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:22 PM on December 30

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Stay classy, Skip.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:01 AM on December 30

How Boxing Day Became a Highlight of the Sports Year

Ipswich won 4-2 at third placed Brentford, meaning we were top of the league for 10 minutes, before Bournemouth scored against Fulham.

Mick McCarthy is doing a fantastic job with a team that cost a total of 10,000. People are sniffing around Murphy (14 goals) and Mings (very comfortably replaced multi-million sale Aaron Cresswell), and we had offers in the summer for McGoldrick. If we lose those three then I suspect we'll slip backwards after January, so I have my fingers crossed the Chairman will decide we can afford to ignore offers, at least in this window.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:07 AM on December 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

I first bumped into Scott McLaughlin in online sim racer iRacing, where he was throwing the older Ford Falcon V8 Supercar about, (stick with it after they cut away from Scott-v-Scott, because it's going back to them a couple times). Turns out he was decent at that too.

Shane Van Gisbergen is another Aussie Kiwi who I first saw on iRacing before he appeared in the real life V8 series.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:42 AM on December 18

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That's the same thing, right?

I'll show myself out.

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

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

That's good stuff.

Although it needs some "fucked it in first and gave her some Jandal!"

I'd be quite excited after this finish too.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:37 PM on December 17

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Exciting signing for the Devils.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:04 PM on December 15