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Good Hustle

Good Hustle

Author: Andrew Mackey

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Sports is emotional gambling. We put so much into a team over the course of a lifetime, and in the end, it either pays off with championship parades or leaves you bankrupt.

Good Hustle is a podcast that explores some of the most underwhelming, underperforming, and suboptimal teams in the history of sports - and the fans that love them. Each episode is a deep dive into a season that most franchises would rather forget.

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14 Episodes
A VERY SPECIAL EPISODE OF GOOD HUSTLE! This week we celebrate ACTUAL Good Hustle on the playing field. In honor of Clint Dempsey's retirement last week this special episode explores the life and playing career of my favorite athlete of all-time. An incredible man, with incredible talent, and an incredible heart. This is Episode 13 of Good Hustle. American Swagger, the story of Clint Dempsey. Support the show at
"Those who stay will be Champions" is creed in Ann Abor. The University of Michigan is the winningest football program of all time. With returning seniors Mike Hart, Chad Henne, and Jake Long a team that was the preseason #5 had big hopes ahead of them in 2007. However, by the end of the first game, it had all gone wrong. This is episode 12 of Good Hustle, the 2007 University of Michigan Wolverines football team. Like Profressional Wrestling? Check out Next Up: NXT with my friends Kyle and Nicholas on Anchor, iTunes, and wherever you get your favorite podcasts! Find it here at
Generational misery, the most famous error in baseball history, and blowing a 3-1 lead before the Golden State Warriors made it cool. Hear the story of the scrappy Red Sox team that despite all the odds somehow won the division, made an incredible rally in the American League Championships Series, and then suffered the most gut-wrenching loss in World Series history. This is Episode 11 of Good Hustle, the 1986 Boston Red Sox. To support the show visit
The humble roots of a $75 billion dollar business happened in a Car Dealership in Canton, Ohio because some guys just wanted to control spending, player movement, and the schedule. Learn about the powerhouses of early football the Dayton Triangles, Akron Pros, Decatur Staleys, and the Buffalo All-Americans. This is episode 10 of Good Hustle, the 1920 American Professional Football Association. To support the show visit
In celebration of Listener Support on Anchor. This very special episode of Good Hustle is exploring the world of sports movies. The year is 1994. The season before we saw Rookie of the Year Henry Rowengartner’s rocket arm lead the Cubs to an improbable run. In Anaheim, there were Angels in the outfield. While in real life we had to deal with the baseball strike that cost fans the world series and hurt the game for many years. But in this episode, we’re joining the Minnesota Twins. A struggling team owned by Thomas Heywood and managed by a mustachioed firebrand, George O’Farrell. Who are about to have their season turned upside down by their new 12-year-old owner/manager Billy Heywood. This is Episode 9 of Good Hustle, the 1994 Minnesota Twins from the movie Little Big League.
Meet the Mets (S1E6)

Meet the Mets (S1E6)


For some reason this didn't upload to Castbox so here it is two weeks late! Sorry! - Andy New Stadium. Big Spending. High Expectations. From a terrible stadium patch, injuries to all-stars, and a shirtless executive challenging minor leaguers to fight this season wasn't what Mets fans had hoped. This is Episode 6 of Good Hustle, the 1999 New York Mets.
Blue Moon (S1E8)

Blue Moon (S1E8)


In Manchester choosing sides is important. Manchester City may be the defending Premier League Champions but it wasn't always so sunny on the Blue Side of the city. From humble beginnings at St. Mark's Church to the Premier League. When we join Man City they are in the middle of 6 Managers in 2 Years, and a Chairman resigning. A season that started off optimistic and ended with a team reaching the lowest point in their history. This is Episode 8 of Good Hustle, the 1997-1998 Manchester City Football Club.
The current Alabama Crimson Tide football dynasty was created in the ashes of the 2000 season. A team ranked #3 in the preseason polls, the defending SEC Champions, and hunting for their first title since 1992. What we got instead was disappointment on the field, scandal off it, and football purgatory for the teams that followed. This is Episode 7 of Good Hustle, the 2000 University of Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team.
In the SEC Football is King. But what do you do when you're historically irrelevant? You hire a big time coach and try to turn your fortunes around. In 1999, South Carolina wanted to join Florida, Tennessee, and Alabama at the top of the standings. Instead, they had one of the worst seasons in football history. This is episode 5 of Good Hustle. The 1999 South Carolina Gamecocks.
Super teams don't always work. As was the case when you take a headstrong, hall of fame shooting guard. Trade for a franchise center in a contract year with no guarantees he'll stay. In Los Angeles they don't settle for good seasons, they want banners in the rafters. Lots of talent, lots of expectations, and lots of drama. This is episode 4 of Good Hustle. The 2012-2013 Los Angeles Lakers.
The owners bought another team and sent all your best players out of town. The players are worried fans are going to throw stones at them on the field. Because no one wants to see you play you end up going on a 50 game road trip. This is the story of the 1899 Cleveland Spiders, the worst team in the history of baseball.
A Local Hero. A Comic Sans Letter. A Season on the Brink. NBA Free Agency is coming up July 1st so Good Hustle is revisiting "The Decision" and the season that followed.
The 2003 Detroit Tigers lost 119 games. That's the second most in modern Major League Baseball history. Hear what makes this bad team so good on the first episode of Good Hustle.
The trailer for the upcoming podcast series Good Hustle which explores the emotional suffering that being a sports fan entails. The teams are bad, the stories are good.
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