Mr Bismarck's profile

Mr Bismarck
Name: Aleksandr Bismarck
Location: England
Member since: October 21, 2004
Last visit: October 05, 2015

Mr Bismarck has posted 61 links and 2399 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

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

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

It only negates the play if he's touching the ball while he's grounded over the rope, at which point it counts as a six for the batsman.

So he catches the ball, throws it back into the air, grounds outside the rope, then jumps back inside and catches his own throw and then lands in fair territory, which means the batsman is out.

Even Maxwell thinks it's a silly rule, but if you took all the silly rules out of cricket there'd not be much left.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:28 AM on September 13

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I was hoping it was a sign that the Patriots were doubling down on everything, and we'd see deliberately broken comms, Roethlisberger's footballs replaced with frisbees and Patriot staffers in the crowd shooting Steeler defensive backs with sedatives, via those Rhinoceros dart guns you see on National Geographic.

Actually, I'm pretty sure that last one happened.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:47 AM on September 11

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

"Plus the Steelers lost a TD when the receiver's toes slid out of bounds in the end zone just before making the catch."

A Recevier who's fast with poor awareness. And you say the Raiders drafted him?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:27 AM on September 11

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Meanwhile, England need a win today against mighty San Marino to guarantee they'll be at the 2016 European Nations Championship.

They're currently leading 2-0 thanks to a penalty from Rooney and an own goal. Ian-terestingly, Rooney's goal made him England's joint all-time leading scorer with 49, (alongside Bobby Charlton), and then the own goal was also the 49th in England's history.

So Rooney, Charlton and (OG) are now all tied for the lead.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:48 PM on September 05

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Geno Smith?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:43 PM on September 05