Good Hustle

Good Hustle
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. Hosted by Andrew Mackey ([email protected]) Support this podcast:

American Swagger - The Story of Clint Dempsey (S1E13)
Sep 3, 2018 • 38 min
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…
Hail to the Victors Valiant (S1E12)
Aug 27, 2018 • 22 min
“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…
Boston, You’re My Home (S1E11)
Aug 20, 2018 • 36 min
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…
Born in a Car Dealership in Canton (S1E10)
Aug 13, 2018 • 27 min
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…
The Minnesota Twins Have a New Owner (S1E9)
Aug 9, 2018 • 19 min
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…
Blue Moon (S1E8)
Aug 6, 2018 • 27 min
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…
Dixie’s Football Pride (S1E7)
Jul 30, 2018 • 31 min
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…
Meet The Mets (S1E6)
Jul 23, 2018 • 28 min
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…
We Hail Thee Carolina, and Sing Thy High Praise (S1E5)
Jul 16, 2018 • 27 min
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.…
Friends Can Come and Go, But Banners Hang Forever (S1E4)
Jul 9, 2018 • 23 min
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 Farce Has Begun (S1E3)
Jul 2, 2018 • 22 min
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…
Taking My Talents To South Beach (S1E2)
Jun 25, 2018 • 29 min
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. —- Support this podcast:
The Worst Team of All-Time Without A Good Excuse (S1E1)
Jun 18, 2018 • 26 min
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. —- Support this podcast:
Good Hustle: A Podcast About Bad Teams (Trailer)
Jun 18, 2018 • 2 min
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. —- Support this podcast: