Articles By: E. Maisonet, III

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

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

Do NBA Teams Have A Coaching Bias Against Big Men?

The internets and the media world had plenty to talk about earlier this week when the Brooklyn Nets decided to name Jason Kidd as the head coach. While many around the NBA world were happy for the point God to land a head coaching gig immediately after playing 19 seasons in the Association, there are...
June 13th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

NBA 2K14, Next-Gen Graphics And Introducing Video Game James

When it comes to video games around here at TSFJ, we realize that they are a time-waster, an opportunity to let the mind escape and generally for us gamers to be in our own world. Recently, it was announced that LeBron James will be on the cover of the world’s greatest basketball game, NBA 2K14,...
June 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Video Games | Read More

Today’s Obituaries: Tiago Splitter Beims (1985 – 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.) Tiago Splitter Beims, 28, passed away on Sunday, June 9th, 2013, during game 2 of the 2013 NBA Finals as the San Antonio Spurs squared off with the Miami Heat. Splitter,...
June 9th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Meet Eric Kelly, Possibly The Greatest Boxing Trainer Of All-Time (Because He Trains Nerds)

If you’re a heavy user of Google Chat then you know that your normal day can be filled with anywhere from a couple of a plethora of IM’s from your family, friends, coworkers and acquaintances that you haven’t spoken to in ages. These IM’s can range from anything like, “what’s...
June 8th, 2013 | Boxing, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Oh, So THAT’S What Beautiful Basketball Looks Like: Spurs 92, Heat 88

In Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Indiana Pacers committed 21 turnovers as they fell to the Miami Heat 99-76. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Heat and the West champion San Antonio Spurs, both teams combined to commit just 13 turnovers. In fact, there were no technical fouls calls,...
June 7th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

30 Years Ago, Moses Malone Made A Bolder Declaration Than Anything LeBron James Could Imagine

Fo. Fo. Fo. I turn 30 years old in precisely 51 days. I can’t speak for anyone else who has surpassed the 30-year milestone, but I’m hear to tell you that you do a ton of reflecting about your past living as you begin to inch up on the magical 30-piece. Is this the life you expected to have?...
June 6th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Dwyane Wade’s Knee Still Works, LeBron’s Miami Heat Marches To The NBA Finals

I remember sitting down yesterday eating two tacos from Jack in the Box. These tacos cost a grand total of $1. While I was eating said tacos, I began to think about the upcoming contest between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. My stomach began to toss...
June 4th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Big KRIT, Lance Stephenson And Always Going Hard For The People

There’s no worse feeling in the world than feeling like you didn’t get your money’s worth. There are three instances where I supremely felt cheated about the money I spent for a particular item or service: When I spent $22 on a date to go see “A Vampire In Brooklyn” (good...
May 29th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More