Articles By: Eddie Maisonet, III

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

Starting Lineups: The New York Knicks Are Officially Outside Their Minds

The New York Knicks are 3-6 on the season, and things aren’t looking good for the boys who play in the world’s greatest arena, Madison Square Garden. Here are some words from their fearless leader, Carmelo Anthony on their current struggles: We’re not getting it done from an effort standpoint....
November 18th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Observation Of Coach Sheed

“Nah, I don’t do those anymore, homie. Go talk to them.” — Sheed It was the retort that I expected when I walked into the Detroit Pistons locker room on Tuesday night. Sure, there were other players in the room that I would’ve liked to have asked questions to,  as guys...
November 13th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Prayer List: The Only Way Marvin Williams Can Be Relevant These Days Is By Getting Dunked On By JJ Hickson

Ed’s Note: There are times when dunks, crossovers, insane tackles and other things that can cause extreme embarrassment to players and raucous laughter amongst the consumers of live sports, yet don’t meet the (singular, as in mine, and mine only) criteria of what should be an obituary post. Therefore,...
November 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Sports Fan Journal Turns Two

Anniversaries are a great time to reflect on those moments that you truly cherish. It can be a time where the people come together and embrace each other as a unified front. The annual celebration allows past history to remain fresh in the people’s minds and hopefully use the knowledge sharing...
November 11th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More

The Holy Trinity: Dr. O’Neal, Kenny, Chuck And The Unified Greatness Shown On Inside The NBA

If you missed Inside The NBA last night…well, what in the hell is wrong with you? During the end of the show, after the four-man brigade of Ernie Johnson, Dr. Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny “The Jet” Smith and Charles Barkley had thoroughly broke down the three-game slate of games on...
November 8th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Million Dollar Ballers Honors LaMarcus Aldridge And Damian Lillard With The Rip City Collection

“This collection was inspired by two hometown stars that have become a major force in the league. No matter what team you root for, when they come to your city, you know they’re going to bring it. We believe LA and Dame’s jerseys will be hanging from the rafters someday, no doubt about...
November 7th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Here Are The 5 Best Players In The Upcoming 2013-14 College Basketball Season, Period

“Dylan. Dylan. Dylan. Dylan. Dylan.” — Dylan When Dylan was telling the world who he thought the best rappers of all time were, he didn’t sit back and contemplate things like emcee ability, freestyle skills, tenure in the game or swagger. No, Dylan just told the world who the...
November 6th, 2013 | Basketball, Columns, Ed The Sports Fan, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Return Of Russell Westbrook

“His presence [was big]. Russ is Russell Westbrook, a three-time All-Star, 23-5-7 the last three years so you’ve got to respect it. He put pressure on the defense all night. He missed a few layups, but it was good to see him aggressive and not worry about anything and just play freely. He opened...
November 4th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Anthony Davis Talks NBA 2K14, Says Tyreke Evans Is Scared To Play Him

Michael Jordan’s bald head. Patrick Ewing’s box fade. Larry Johnson’s gold tooth. Scottie Pippen’s huge nose. We grew up with these signature looks from players we revered as kids, but for the new generation, their looks will consist of LeBron’s skewed headband, Kobe’s...
October 31st, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Video Games | Read More

East Meets West With The CLOT x Converse First String Chang Pao Sneaker Collection Collaboration

It’s really a shame that I might have to call one of my buddies in Los Angeles to try and cop some of these, because these are super clean. The good folks over at Converse have collaborated with the progressive Hong Kong based brand CLOT on their own personal remix of the Chuck Taylor: Today,...
October 28th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Starting Lineups: I Dressed Up As Waldo For Halloween And It Was An Awesome Idea

For a brief moment I felt like a professional athlete. It was a Friday night and I was out with my people, preparing to head out to a Halloween fundraiser costume party here in the Bay Area. Mind you, this was the 25th of October, and I know that this article above references that it was Halloween but…there...
October 28th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More

Starting Lineups: Do You Agree With Where Your Team Is Ranked In The BCS?

This past Saturday saw many of college football’s best fall by the wayside as team after team after team began losing in the top 10. With those that fell from the top, there is now a new power structure atop the newly released BCS Standings and it’s probably time that we clean off our glasses...
October 21st, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Today’s Obituaries: Trindon Jerard Holliday (1986 – 2013)

Trindon Jerard Holliday, 27, passed away on October 20th, 2013. He was born on April 27th, 1986 in Zachary, Louisiana. Trindon was known as being one of the fastest people in the world, first making a name for himself as a world-class sprinter and then later as one of the best kick and punt returners...
October 20th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

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