Articles By: E. Maisonet, III

Eddie Maisonet is an appreciator of the ultimate reality show that is sports.

While You All Try To Vilify Yasiel Puig, I’ll Be Over Here Enjoying The Swag

On Wednesday night, the three amigos joined together on #theUCshow to discuss the latest and greatest that’s happening (and not happening) in the sports world. One point in particular riled up our own Justin Tinsley, as MLB has decided to suspend many of their players for a multitude of games...
July 12th, 2013 | Baseball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Kendrick Perkins May Or May Not Be Planning Kevin Durant’s Bachelor Party

Late last week, the second greatest basketball player in the world decided that the single life was no longer for him. Kevin Durant went down on one knee and asked his basketball-playing girlfriend Monica Wright of the Minnesota Lynx to be his for life. (Sidenote: The fact that KD ended up wifing a...
July 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

It’s Time To Bring The (Throwback) Jersey Back Into The Wardrobe Arsenal

If you have free internet at your location along with either decent coffee and/or food and are within walking distance to my home in Oakland, I will frequent your place constantly. From the Sweet Bar Bakery, a chill locale with huge windows bringing in sunlight, to Cafe Lizzi in Jack London, where I...
July 10th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

All Hail Reggie Jackson, The King Of The Summer League

You know it when you see it. When you see a garden of flowers, and one flower just sits taller from the rest. A crisp dollar bill in a group of crumpled and wrinkled bills. A fine ass woman with a group of regular women. They all have a way of standing out. For Reggie Jackson, a 3rd-year guard for the...
July 9th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The 5 Reasons Why ESPN Had To Pull Playmakers: Because It Predicted The Future

The fear of the unknown is very real. The fear of the truth is something Jack Nicholson told us that we couldn’t handle. When ESPN decided to bless the masses with its own original drama series titled “Playmakers,” it became a little too real. Playmakers, now 10 years old, gave us...
July 8th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Films and Docs, Football | Read More

Rest In Peace To Jim Kelly, The Coolest Karate Man Ever (1946 – 2013)

I can remember one of the OG’s who used to hang around my family at different social functions who would get excited when my mom would pick me up from my Tae Kwon Do dojo sessions and bring me out while still wearing my gi. Immediately, he would scream out to all that could hear, “Jim Kelly...
June 30th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, MMA | Read More

Introducing Calvin Johnson’s New Signature Shoe, The Nike CJ81 Trainer Max

“Nike designers approached my CJ81 Trainer in the same way they approached my cleat, taking insights directly from the way I train,” said Johnson. “I told them my cleat should be built like a sports car for game day – low and lean with a tight suspension so I can feel the ground. But my trainers...
June 28th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

The Lost Conversation Between Once Teammates Shaquille O’Neal And Chris Webber

On Thursday, June 26, the 2013 NBA Draft will take place as 60 amateur players will hope and pray that their names get called so they can live out their dream to play in the league. NBA TV has been replaying many of the televised draft selection shows, and when the 1993 draft was re-aired at 4:37 a.m.,...
June 27th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Ladies, Show Your Man It’s Real By Reserving NCAA Football 14 For Him

With an early release date of July 5 and a national release date of July 9, the NCAA Football 14 video game release will help bridge the gap from the end of Game 7 between the Spurs and the Heat to the opening kickoff of the 2013 college football season. This is just another signal that the summer is...
June 26th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Video Games | Read More

Tattoos Are The Devil, Apparently: First Colin Kaepernick, Now John Wall

Let me kick this off by saying the following, I don’t have a tattoo on my body, and I don’t plan on getting a tattoo anytime soon. I’ve toyed with the idea once or twice, but I’ve never really been compelled to do such a thing like putting that ink on the body. Maybe I’ll...
June 25th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

QOTD: What Was Your Favorite Moment Of The Ubuntu Era?

Glenn Rivers probably didn’t see his life past his playing days in the NBA going quite like this, but now the man affectionately known as “Doc” is being counted on to cure basketball’s biggest franchise joke and provide the ailment to make the Clippers world-class performers...
June 24th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Win The Summer: 5 Dope Tees From Homage To Help You Flourish

A couple of signals to let you know that the summer is officially here. 1. Women of all shapes, sizes, colors and creeds begin leaving their house wearing the glorious creation that is, the sundress. 2. You will begin to whiff the faint smell of meat, charcoal and wood chips cooking in the distance...
June 22nd, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Because Your Day Isn’t Official Until You Hear The Dan LeBatard Rant

If you haven’t been paying attention, the only three-man weave that competes with our own podcast is the trio of Dan LeBatard, friend of the family Bomani Jones, and of course Papi, on ESPN’s Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable. With Dan and Bo exchanging in witty quips and savvy insight,...
June 21st, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

I Ain’t Got No Worries – The Miami Heat Are World Champions Again

“For me, I can’t worry about what everybody says about me. I’m LeBron James, from Akron, Ohio. From the inner city. I’m not even supposed to be here. That’s enough. Every night I walk into the locker room, I see a #6 with James on the back, I’m blessed. So what everybody...
June 21st, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Neymar Shows The World Why You Should Care About Neymar

In this day and age of the internet, becoming a Youtube sensation is something we’ve just become used to. High school football players create these mixtapes and gather hundreds of thousands of views on their video by running wild through a bevy of overwhelmed prepsters. We’ve seen amateur...
June 19th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer | Read More

QOTD: What Is Your Favorite Arcade Game Of All Time?

In the 1990s, it was clockwork. My Aunt Monica loves shopping. She will go to any length to purchase things to her heart’s content. It could be in a shopping catalog, it could be on QVC or it could be a mom-and-pop shop. If they had nice things, she was in there to check it out. However, nothing...
June 19th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera, Video Games | Read More

Today’s Obituaries: Michael Lloyd Miller (1980 – 2013)

(Ed’s Note: Today’s Obituaries is a satire series that runs on The Sports Fan Journal. Don’t be lame and get offended. Thanks.) Michael Lloyd Miller, 33, passed away on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013, during game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals as the San Antonio Spurs squared off with the Miami Heat....
June 18th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Why Doesn’t LeBron James Dunk On People Anymore?

I’ll be damned if that question didn’t pop back into my brain again during Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. A question’s that been brewing in the back of my mind for almost three years now. That question always seems to arise in crucial moments,...
June 17th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Bring Back The Chili Dogs: HBO’s Hard Knocks Returns To The Queen City

As the NBA Finals begin to wind down and the summer officially on the horizon, red-blooded American sports fans will begin to feel the drought of quality sports programming on their televisions. Sure, things like the NBA Draft, the MLB All-Star Game  and the ummm…Little League World Series…can...
June 15th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

“I Sit In The House By Myself With The Lights Off, Watching The Game With The Volume Up Real High.”

It’s like clockwork. Maybe 1-2 hours before any given big game, the text messages and phone calls will begin. “Kinfolk, where you at?” “Yo, where we watching the game at?” “Fam, you want to link up at the bar to watch the game?” “Come thru, got a few...
June 14th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More