Articles By: Eddie Maisonet, III

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

Because Janoris Jenkins Is Just Another Notch In Steve Smith’s Bedpost

Photo Source: The Big Lead I imagine St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins went into the game versus the Carolina Panthers with good intentions as he tried to use the internet to dig up intel on the life of Steve Smith. This is common stuff in the competitive landscape of the NFL, dig up some dirt...
October 20th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Shocking The World At Alcatraz For Red Bull’s 2013 King Of The Rock Tournament

Alcatraz Island is an intimidating experience. I’d never been there before, and since living in the Bay Area for approximately one year, I’d never really been motivated to go. It’s mostly because I’m not the touristy type (I’ve never been over the Golden Gate Bridge either,...
October 19th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Condoleezza Rice, Shutting Down Good Ole Boys And Raising The Level Of Intelligence In College Football

“All she knows about football is what somebody told her. Or what she read in a book, or what she saw on television. To understand football, you’ve got to play with your hand in the dirt. I love Condoleezza Rice and she’s probably a good statesman and all of that but how in the hell...
October 17th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

It’s Peanut Butter And Jelly Time: Kevin Durant Shows Off His Sweet And Salty Nike KD VI

“I’d spend hours with my Aunt Pearl as a kid just listening to her advice and eating her PB&J sandwiches. Great memories.” — Kevin Durant If you ever needed another reason to feel connected to the humble killer that is Kevin Durant, now you have it. I’d say almost every young boy...
October 15th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Starting Lineups: All Hail Aqib Talib

There are few people I like watching play football more than Aqib Talib. Here are just a couple of reasons why. 1. His name is Aqib Talib. 2. Aqib Talib is one of the most athletically talented football players in the NFL. 3. Aqib Talib thinks he’s the greatest player in football. 4. Aqib Talib...
October 14th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Things You Need To Listen To: Steven LeBron Vs. Grantland’s Jonathan Abrams

I think everyone who is familiar with Grantland’s Jonathan Abrams has their favorite story. While some remember the epic Oral History he did on the 1980’s Houston Rockets and the reflections he’s done on players like Tracy McGrady, Stephen Jackson and Korleone Young, my favorite will...
October 11th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Steven LeBron | Read More

Because The Nike x Air Jordan “Triangle” Art Collection By Larry Luk Is Pretty Freaking Cool

It’s funny how life works sometimes. I remember when I was a young sports fan living in my mother’s home always having a desire to collect things. At first it was the trading cards and the Starting Lineups figurines, but then I gradually went over to posters. Man, did I ever have way too...
October 10th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More

Watchin’ The Ships Roll In: Navigating The Highs And Lows Of The Georgia Bulldogs

By Timothy Threadcraft / @shadcraft21 Trying to summarize the events behind the national perception of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, post-2008 preseason No. 1 ranking, is daunting, quite frankly. There’s far too many recruiting battles, injuries, dismissals and flat-out bad luck to wade through....
October 4th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

QOTD: If You Were USC’s Athletic Director, Who Would You Hire As The Next Head Coach?

It’s a simple question that has a potentially very complex answer. As USC’s athletic director Pat Haden tried to re-create the opposite of Spike Lee’s memorable film, “Get On The Bus” early Sunday morning with Lane Kiffin, the former golden boy head coach was told to Get Off The Bus and never...
October 1st, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Here Is The Baby Blue Sleeved Los Angeles Clippers Uniform You’ve Always Wanted

There’s something intoxicating about the colors, shades and hues of baby blue and its relationship to sports uniforms. From the greatness that has come from the University of North Carolina’s basketball program and their Carolina Blue, to the spins, jukes and sprints of Barry Sanders in...
September 30th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Re-Introduction Of Reggie Bush And Finding The Right Fit

I buy my jeans from American Eagle. I know that might sound weird, coming from someone like myself, but it’s true. I buy my jeans from a store whose age demographic is somewhere in the range of folks who love music from One Direction and Miley Cyrus. (I have no idea who those people are.) It’s...
September 30th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Previewing The Nike LeBron 11 ID: Power Harnessed, Creativity Unleashed, So Many Colorways

From the Glow-in-the-dark material to the paint speckle and chroma color-shifting options, this new shoe that LeBron James will be wearing for the 2013-14 NBA season looks to be quite the eye-catcher. The Nike LeBron 11 ID will hit the online retail shelves on October 7th, NIKEiD took insights from...
September 27th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Starting Lineups: Derrick Rose Discusses Training With Kevin Durant And Kevin Love, Plus The adidas D Rose 4

Basketball season can’t get here soon enough. There are a variety of reasons why the last couple of days in October are circled on my calendar. The NBA season will start back up, hopes and dreams will re-emerge from the abyss and our favorite stars will come back into our lives. I can’t...
September 23rd, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: A Letter to Dallas Cowboys Fans From A Dallas Cowboys Fan

I present this letter without comment from my brother from another mother Larry Luk. You might know this gentlemen is a part-owner of We Are The Process, and we are also in the same fraternity, #USMediaBros4Life. That was way too much comment for someone who just said that he would present this letter...
September 20th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, The Fam | Read More

Here Are The 5 New Colorways And Launch Dates For The Nike KD VI

As the sunny days get a little shorter and the temperature gets a little cooler, we are accustomed to knowing that the transition from summer to fall is officially upon us. For the fellas I hoop with here in the Bay Area, those few times we were courageous enough to hoop outside will have no choice...
September 18th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Starting Lineups: Because You Want To Know Why Stephen Jackson Choked Out Steve Francis In The Club

Without a shadow of a doubt, Stephen Jackson is considered a bonafide legend around these parts. From being an integral cog to the 2003 San Antonio Spurs championship run, to going into the crowd during the “Malice at the Palace” to stick up for his victimized teammate Ron Artest (you damn...
September 16th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

New Era Encourages Fans To ‘Speak With Your Cap’ This NFL Season

The NFL fitted cap has now become a regular piece of my wardrobe. I’ve always tried to make a point to pickup a fitted cap that represents a city that I have visited or lived in during my time on this earth. Therefore, I have multiple caps that represent Cincinnati, Seattle, Atlanta and the Bay...
September 11th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Starting Lineups: Because You Probably Missed Gary Payton’s Hall Of Fame Speech

I’ve got a real issue with the NBA Hall of Fame ceremonies that take place every year in September. For one, I don’t think it’s presented very well. For two, I hate that the Hall of Fame is located in Springfield, Massachusetts. For three, why in hades is the enshrinement on the opening...
September 9th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Let’s All Appreciate The Greatness Of Steve Smith In One Awesome Play Vs. New Orleans

Earlier today here at TSFJ we profiled the real 10 best wide receivers in the NFL. The list has already been met with scrutiny, anger and downright mutiny…and that’s just internally amongst members who write on this site. However for me personally, I realized that there was one player that...
September 6th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

By Sumit Dasgupta / @skd_thExchange If you were to play a word association game with a large sample college football fans, I would bet that one of the most common responses to “Notre Dame” would be some permutation of “overrated,” “overexposed” or whatever the spoken word equivalent of an...
September 6th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, The Fam | Read More