Articles By: Eddie Maisonet, III

Eddie Maisonet is a connoisseur of the ultimate reality show that is sports.

Here’s How We Got To DeMarco Murray Being The Best Running Back In The NFL

If you would’ve asked me seven years ago if DeMarco Murray was capable of being one of the best running backs in football, I wouldn’t have hesitated in saying, “Absolutely.” Seven years ago, Murray was a redshirt freshman for the Oklahoma Sooners, and the whispers in Norman were...
September 29th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

LeBron James Calls Himself Bill Belichick And Kyrie Irving Is Tom Brady

The boys are finally all together. NBA Media Day was held on Friday, and it served as the first chance we would have to see all of the newest faces in different places as the 2014-15 NBA season is just over one month away. While every team is focusing on what their organization can do to make a title...
September 27th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

John Oliver Eviscerates Roger Goodell’s Crappy Press Conference In Just 3 Minutes

Late Friday afternoon, the National Football League put its No. 1 employee on the depth chart in front of the world for 45 minutes to try and explain all of the shenanigans and tomfoolery that’s taken place in the last month or so. That employee was commissioner Roger Goodell, and what he stood...
September 22nd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Witnessing The Beginning Of The Blake Bortles Era

The score was 30-0 at halftime, and everyone was fed the hell up. The Jacksonville Jaguars were getting curb-stomped by the Indianapolis Colts on an otherwise beautiful Sunday afternoon in Northern Florida. The Colts, with their crowned wonder boy in Andrew Luck slanging the pill all around the field,...
September 22nd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Caron Butler Talks About Growing Up In Racine, Cocaine And Playing Ball With Tony Romo

My first introduction to Caron Butler was during his time as a member of the Connecticut Huskies. You see, Caron Butler was the bridge between two epic eras of UConn basketball as the years before Butler was there Richard Hamilton and Khalid El-Amin reigned supreme in Storrs, and winning the 1999 National...
September 20th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Remember When Darren Sproles And Kansas State Smashed Oklahoma In The 2003 Big 12 Championship?

I remember telling Kenny Masenda six years ago that the scariest man in the NFL played tailback, wore #43 and was no taller than 5’5″. His name was Darren Sproles. On Monday night, the Philadelphia Eagles pulled victory out their backsides in a come-from-behind 30-27 win over the Indianapolis...
September 18th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Hexagons And Hairlines: 5 Thoughts On The Nike LeBron 12 Unveiling

On Tuesday, Nike Basketball did its usual song and dance as it unveiled the 12th iteration of LeBron James’ signature basketball shoe in front of a selected group of media influencers. By usual song and dance, I mean that Nike rolled out its red carpet and went out of its way to show the world...
September 17th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

My Uncle Bill Loves Watching Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine Run The Damn Ball

“PEEEEEE-RINE!!!!” — Uncle Bill If you’ve been reading TSFJ long enough, you know that I constantly make references to my Uncle Bill. That man is the reason I am an Oklahoma Sooners fan to this day, and he is the man I talk to when all things Sooner football-related need discussing....
September 16th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

VIDEO: Ethan Strauss And Eddie Maisonet Talk Sneakers And NBA Superstars On ESPN’s Truehoop TV

Ethan called me a “sneaker expert.” That alone, is enough of a reason for anyone to watch this Truehoop TV video of yours truly and ESPN NBA columnist Ethan Strauss talking about superstars and the choices they make with sneaker brands. We here at TSFJ have covered the Kevin Durant saga...
September 13th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Floyd Mayweather Fights Again Saturday But What If No One Watches?

On Saturday night, there’s absolutely no question what I’ll be doing. With college football nearing its conclusion, the natural transition will be to watch Floyd Mayweather put his multiple world championship belts and his zero in the loss column on the line in a rematch with the feisty...
September 12th, 2014 | Boxing, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

15 Years Ago, Michael Vick Flipped His Way Into Our Hearts As A Virginia Tech Freshman

Will all due respect to that non-suit-wearing quarterback at the NFL Draft of the New York Jets named Geno Smith, I want Michael Vick to play. This is just how it has to be for me. As long as Michael Dwayne Vick is wearing shoulder pads, I want to see the man play football. I don’t care if the...
September 12th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Because Everything About The Ray Rice Story Sucks

Ray Rice isn’t the first person to put his hands on his significant other. He will certainly not be the last either. The biggest NFL story of 2014 hasn’t been the beginning of a crazy football season, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts having more coke than any reference Jeezy could spit...
September 8th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The SEC Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves For Their Terrible Week 2 Schedule

Look at that abomination of a Week 2 schedule. Jesus Christ. I was invited to go watch Mexico vs. Chile at Levi’s Stadium play in an international friendly on Saturday night, and it sounded like an awesome opportunity. But I knew where my heart lies, and what I’d be doing that night wasn’t...
September 5th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Kevin Durant Chose Nike Over Under Armour, But Why Do We Care So Much?

This is a story I’m sure many of you can and will relate to. My mother was not about that paying $100 for a pair of sneakers life. In fact, I believe her words, verbatim, were, “I”m not gonna pay $100 of my hard-earned money so you can get some shoes dirty in a month.” As a wayward...
September 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

For $199.95, You Can Own Every ESPN 30 For 30 Film Ever Made

What started off as a vision from ESPN’s Bill Simmons that sports stories still needed to be told in the form of a documentary by some of the greatest filmmakers in the world has turned into ESPN’s critically acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series. Our lives as sports fans would never be...
August 28th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Films and Docs | Read More

Andrelton Simmons Is The Man

“The only security a man can have is the ability to do a job uncommonly well.” — Abraham Lincoln When the 16th president of the United States said those words, I’m pretty sure he didn’t think he’d be talking about a Curaçao-born baseball player and his work. Hell, I...
August 28th, 2014 | Baseball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Under Armour Vs. Nike: 11 Of Your Favorite Writers Weigh In On Kevin Durant’s Decision

$265 million. $285 million. Two dollar amounts that represent the range that Under Armour is willing to pay as it tries to acquire the 2014 NBA MVP  in Kevin Durant as its pitchman. This sponsorship deal could prove to be one of the largest ever signed, and it would give the Maryland-based company...
August 27th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

I Freestyle Rapped For Damian Lillard And Talked About NBA Live 15

When I was in college, one of the things that my friends and I would do to pass the time is turn on some instrumental versions of our favorite songs and try to rap over the beat. This activity wasn’t about determining who had a chance to sign with Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel on Roc-A-Fella Records,...
August 25th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Video Games | Read More

The Yoenis Cespedes Success Guide To #NABJ14 In Boston

Look at the picture above. First, there’s David Ortiz on the left. Boston legend. Full of accomplishment, prestige, icon status, gregariousness, and a man who simply commands respect from everyone who works with him. Next to Big Papi, there’s Yoenis Cespedes. The Boston newbie. A young...
August 4th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More

Adrian Peterson’s Incredible Freshman Year At Oklahoma Turns 10

Just think about the change we’ve seen in college football in the last couple of years. – We’ve seen two freshmen (Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston) go on to win the Heisman Trophy. – We’ve seen a freshman quarterback (Winston) lead his team to a national championship. –...
July 31st, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More