urall cloolis's profile

urall cloolis
Location: Planet Soccer
Gender: Male
Member since: March 31, 2006
Last visit: September 19, 2008

urall cloolis has posted 11 links and 414 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 3 comments to the Locker Room.

Sports Bio

All-State (Virginia) HS Soccer Player
All-American College Soccer Player- still holder of a few national records
Former Pro Soccer Player
Won 3 State (Virginia) Soccer Championships as a Coach (so far)
High School, Club and College Soccer Coach
Trainer/Consultant for leagues, teams and organizations
Still play and compete (although the injuries add up over time).

Favorite Teams:
Italy Mens National Soccer Team
NY Giants
USC Trojan football
AS Roma
Manchester United
Liverpool (I do not care if they are rivals, I love watching them play)
DC United
US Mens National Soccer Team (Although it is frustrating a lot of the time)
Georgetown Hoya basketball
Philadelphia Flyers
Washington Capitals (once again don't care if they are rivals)
LA Dodgers
NY Yankees
NY Mets
Washington Bullets (still refuse to call them the Wizards)
I think I am starting to like the Washington Nationals

RESPECT THE GAME AND YOUR OPPONENTS! Win with class. Leave it all on the field.

If you score- act like you have been there before and will be there again, not like it may be your one and only chance to make an ass of yourself.

Fight On!

Whoever said winning isn't everything obviously never won anything.

Winners get home and bang the "prom queen" while the losers go home and tell mommy they tried their best.

Recent Links

Navy Beats Notre Dame In Triple Overtime: It took 44 years, but the Navy football team finally beat Notre Dame. The Midshipmen had not won a game against Notre Dame since Roger Staubach was the QB in 1963.

posted by urall cloolis to football at 09:00 PM on November 03, 2007 - 41 comments

A-Rod a Mud Hen?: Alex Rodriguez was offered a lucrative minor league contract from the Toledo Mud Hens. Of course it came from one of George Steinbrenner's sons. Will this be the only offer he gets considering he is asking for a $350 million contrat just to begin negotiations?

posted by urall cloolis to baseball at 07:07 PM on November 03, 2007 - 20 comments

CONMEBOL not pleased with U.S.: The South American Soccer Federation feels disrespected that the USA sent a second-tier team to the Copa America, the continents most important tournament. As an invited guest has the USMNT embarassed itself on the field and off?

posted by urall cloolis to soccer at 06:57 AM on July 05, 2007 - 42 comments

Barton Wins D2 basketball championship in amazing fashion: With 45 seconds left and 7 points down, Barton comes back and wins the D2 championship. Anthony Atkinson scores 10 points in less than a minute to end Winona State's 57 game winning streak. One of the most dramatic finishes of any basketball game, let alone a championship game.

posted by urall cloolis to basketball at 11:04 PM on March 25, 2007 - 11 comments

Edgar Davids going back to Ajax- not to Dallas.: Too bad Dallas couldn't get the deal done. Looks like Ronaldo will not be coming our way either. Who should MLS target next?

posted by urall cloolis to soccer at 06:44 PM on January 30, 2007 - 8 comments

Recent Comments

Critics Go Ape Over LeBron James Magazine Cover

OK...I had to come out of retirement for this???? Exactly the reason I left SpoFi... LeBron was trying to look fierce as a competitor (and ripped) and Giselle looking sweet and svelte, qualities of good bodies and attitudes- which is what the title and article suggests. LeBron and Giselle are fine with it, excuse me for my ignorance but where is the controversy? Annie Lebovitz, the photograher is reknowned and respected. But if everyone wants controversy you will get it. Are some people really that stupid? Never mind I already know the answer, which is why I am out again. GO GIANTS!!!

posted by urall cloolis at 01:28 AM on March 28, 2008

Oklahoma crushes Missouri,

I vote for a Notre Dame-Duke rematch for the championship.

posted by urall cloolis at 09:58 AM on December 02, 2007

Sean Taylor murder was a botched robbery

jlh- Actually I am a college educated business owner in the sports industry. I know a lot of friends of Sean Taylor's and have met him once. None of them are close to being "thugs", they are all educated, compassionate people. That is why I take it so personally. As for my trailer park, at least I own it instead of living in mommy's garage and sponging off tax dollars. Now I am out for good. Have a nice day and enjoy talking to the wall.

posted by urall cloolis at 09:55 AM on December 02, 2007

The Hoser's NFL Picks, Week 13

Unless the Giants are stupid enough to kick the ball to Hester (which they may be), there is no way the Giants lose to Rex Grossman and da Bears.

posted by urall cloolis at 09:31 AM on December 02, 2007

Sean Taylor murder was a botched robbery

urall cloolis .. you have to be the stupidest person in the world. does anything you say make any sense? a sporting challenge? well that will just change evertyhing And I am the stupid one? Actually I just wanted you to shut the fuck up and start backpedaling, which I have clearly done. The 5,000 amount was something I know you probably cannot afford to lose, but I can. The sporting challenge was because I KNOW I am clearly a better athlete than you. If you are going to talk about how you could have prevented getting shot in a home invasion (which you have done in a previous post) because of your strong military background I would have thought you also had some balls to back it up. LBB and others, my apologies, I did not mean to get into a pissing match and I clearly went about it the wrong way (including this post, which I couldn't resist). I am out, have a nice day.

posted by urall cloolis at 09:27 AM on December 02, 2007

Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel dead at 69

He was one of the first real men! Evel did what a lot of men wanted to do but wouldn't dare try. A pioneer, a stud and a man with no equal in his time. He did feats that brought fame and opportunity to X-Games and all the extreme sports out there. And he did them without todays technology (and medicine).

posted by urall cloolis at 01:44 AM on December 02, 2007

Sean Taylor murder was a botched robbery

And again...RIP Mr. Sean Taylor. You were a pleasure to meet and a lot of people cared about you! You will be missed.

posted by urall cloolis at 01:35 AM on December 02, 2007

Sean Taylor murder was a botched robbery

I will allow justgary, lilbrownbat, yerfatma or anyone else we both feel comfortable with to hold the money, judge the events and award the winnings.

posted by urall cloolis at 01:31 AM on December 02, 2007

Sean Taylor murder was a botched robbery

Joe (jlh) before you respond about how great you are- I have a challenge for you. We each put up $5,000.00 and play 10 sporting events, we each pick 5. The winner stays on SpoFi anytime they want and the loser shuts the fuck up forever and leaves. Are you willing to compete? If so, pick your 5 sports and when you want your plane ticket to arrive. If not shut the fuck up! I am serious. Ask mommy for the money and lets compete.

posted by urall cloolis at 01:20 AM on December 02, 2007

Sean Taylor murder was a botched robbery

i rest my case jlh- are you a fucking moron or just have no class. Because someone was in a house it does not mean the owner invited his own death. You brag about your marine background and how it could never happen to you- is that because no one knows your moms address and the garage you live in? Or because you are a Super Ninja that no one can touch. You are probably the guy that would have been the middle linebacker for the Patriots this year if your High School coach didn't hate you so much and bring you down. You probably still wear a jersey with "69" on the back so it makes you feel like a stud. You are either ignorant and uninformed about how Sean Taylor has grown and lived lately or just do not care because mom still buys your Froot Loops and Kool cigarettes.

posted by urall cloolis at 01:10 AM on December 02, 2007

Five Arrested in Football Corruption Investigation.

When I read the story I was certain that Sam Allardyce and his son would be neck deep in this whole mess. Maybe it is just a matter of time since they are the biggest "bungers" that I have heard about.

posted by urall cloolis at 10:09 PM on November 28, 2007

The count is up to four.

The video I saw on youtube was at a bad angle and not much leading up to the hit. I saw it from a different angle late last night and agree it was on the cheap-side, he had time to stop or change directions.

posted by urall cloolis at 07:06 AM on November 28, 2007

The count is up to four.

I have watched the video over and over. Yes he was hit but it wasn't that devestating or cheap. One player skating full speed to deliver a check and he (Hartnell) definitely held up, another (Alberts) on his knees for little reason. There was no clear attempt to injure. What the hell was Alberts doing on his knees against the boards trying to control a puck when Flyers are arriving full speed anyway? It was a hip against a man on his knees...a hockey player on his knees has no reason unless he is a goaltender. Otherwise he is just stupid. The Broad Strret Bullies are baaaaaaack! Go Flyers.

posted by urall cloolis at 11:02 PM on November 27, 2007

Redskins' Taylor Shot by Intruder

Sean Taylor has made mistakes, but haven't we all. When one of us passes I doubt that our darkest secret or worst mistake will be our defining moment or part of the grieving. Sean Taylor may have hit hard and had a scrape or two. but was a person that matured greatly. He didn't talk to the press because he was uncomfortable with it due to being a very shy person. He was LOVED by his teammates, family and daughter. Sean Taylor grew up in a rough section of Miami. He got himself a scholarship to a reputable prep school and got good grades, was polite and helped spearhead their fundraising. He supported the other teams and was by all accounts a great guy to be around. He was not in the clubs at night when he was injured, he was getting treatment and taking care of his family. On the news tonight they interviewed the local children from Taylor's neighborhood in Virginia. They were all devestated and spoke of what a great friend he was to them. "Thugs" do not regularly invite the neighborhood kids over to play video games and teach them how to fish in the pond behind his house. They do not invite their parents over to see where their kid is spending time and how. The parents and neighbors all spoke of how respected he was- not because he was a football player- but because he cared about them all and their well being. Sean Taylor will be missed by a lot of people, not only as a football player, but as a caring human being.

posted by urall cloolis at 10:42 PM on November 27, 2007

Beckham beats Hollywood strikers.

United ingrained in him to always fight back for the ball, as they do all they're players, and I believe he does that conisistently when he's healthy Fighting back for a ball just lost and engaging in tackles while defending are two seperate parts of the game. We will probably never agree on this issue. He must not have been healthy at all for Madrid either. I rarely saw him engage at Madrid or his last year or so for United, that was a major big knock on his game that landed him on the bench at Madrid and United allowing him to go there. Both squads claimed he was too one dimensional-offense only. His big prowess has always been crossing and taking direct free kicks (not PKs). He should be able to defend against marginal talent in MLS, but we will have to wait until next year to find out whether he is willing.

posted by urall cloolis at 06:29 PM on November 07, 2007