Mr Bismarck's profile

Mr Bismarck
Name: Aleksandr Bismarck
Location: England
Member since: October 21, 2004
Last visit: April 20, 2014

Mr Bismarck has posted 61 links and 2128 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

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

Lewis Hamilton signs for Mercedes: - the 27 year old 2008 World Champion signed a three year deal with the German team, ending his 14 year association with McLaren F1. Hamilton will replace seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, while up-and-comig Mexican driver Sergo Perez will take Hamilton's seat at McLaren.

posted by Mr Bismarck to auto racing at 12:38 PM on September 28 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Wednesday have had a man sent off and scored again. Now 2-3... Go Owls!

And again! 2-4!

And Reading lost. And Blackburn drew. Now we just need Brighton to slip up. Oh. And win our game.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:00 PM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

If your Wednesday could silence the crowd by scoring a bunch of times, that would be fine.

Yes, Ipswich are in a playoff chase with Bournemouth.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:38 AM on April 18

Chris Resop - The Most Interesting Reliever in the World.

So you're saying he needs more strikes and fewer balls?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:00 AM on April 18

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Sick burn, Ohio.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:07 PM on April 17

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Here's Gareth Bale winning the Copa del Rey for Madrid last night.

Nice to see someone ride a completely illegal challenge instead of falling over looking for a booking, and get rewarded for it.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:38 AM on April 17

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Remember when Gareth Bale ate Maicon's lunch in the Spurs-Inter game a few years ago?

He's just done it again in the Copa del Rey final, riding out a clear and blatant foul from Marc Bartra to outrun him like he was standing still and score the winner.

Since last Wednesday Barca have gone out of the Champions League, lost to Grenada in la Liga and then lost the cup final to their biggest rivals. Not a great seven days there.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:23 PM on April 16

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Thanks, Bismarck. I wish all the games were broadcast online, like NBC Sports is doing with the Premiership.

Every time I see Jordan Rhodes score I die a little inside.

Stupid Roy Stupid Keane was trying to sell Pablo Counago to Crystal Palace, but the Spaniard couldn't agree personal terms. So Keane thought "well, I've already decided to sell a Striker..." and moved Rhodes to Huddersfield for £350,000 instead.

Rhodes has only gone on to score 136 goals in 233 games since.

A front line of Ipswich youth products Rhodes and Connor Wickham would have been properly, err, heart warming.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:44 AM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Trying to decide who's the most heart warming underdog out of Liverpool and Man City is adorable.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:38 AM on April 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

The team I want to follow at the Premier level is Sheffield Wednesday. I listen to their matches and catch the occasional game on Bein Sport.

Like a lot of Championship teams, Sheffield Wednesday have their own youtube channel.

Highlights are usually posted about 36 hours after each game.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:55 PM on April 14

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Manny Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley for the second time tonight.

The good news is the judges were actually watching this time and unanimously gave the decision to Pacquiao, 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:14 AM on April 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

The FIA has granted NASCAR team owner Gene Haas a license to run a team in next year's Formula 1 World Championship.

You may now commence your jokes about turning right.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 04:14 PM on April 11

UConn Wins National Championship

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:40 PM on April 08

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Simply fantastic racing in the Grand Prix yesterday - if you've any interest in motor racing you should definitely find a stream if you can before FOM hits it with the takedown hammer. Especially nice that the race came after Bernie and di Montezemolo had a whine about the new Formula being boring.

Pastor Maldonado was at it again. He ended up with a stop/go penalty, a five spot grid penalty for the next race and three of those brand new penalty points for turning Esteban Gutierrez into an astronaut.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:30 AM on April 07

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

US national team plays Mexico tomorrow and today Nike has revealed the new away kit for the US team ahead of the World Cup.

Here it is:

posted by Mr Bismarck at 05:22 PM on April 01

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Ian Darke calls a blind date.

I feel the concept was stronger than the execution there. This may be the only place where I'd rather have Ray Hudson in the seat than Darke.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:54 PM on April 01