Keep Getting Dem Checks! (S2E2)

This is the story of a number one overall pick, a top 5 pick, and two second-rounders. It’s not a story about bad players who burned out fast. It’s a story about love for the game and the ultimate hustle. Keeping yourself valuable. For every Jordan, LeBron, and Shaq there are guys who rounded out those teams. This week’s Good Hustle is focusing on 4 men. Who combined played for 25 of the 30 NBA franchises, they all played for a minimum of 13 years in the League. They’ve been traded for one...


Old Man Strength: The Story of Julio Franco (S2E1)

For the season 2 debut of Good Hustle we're talking about a man who was featured in an Atari 2600 video game and a PLaystation 3 video game while still being an active player. Over 30 years of baseball talent wrapped up into a man who lied about his age and was hitting dingers when he was in his 50s. We're talking Julio Franco this week on Good Hustle. Listen to Good Hustle on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. To support the show visit anchor.fm/goodhustle Become a supporter of this...


#BirthdaySZN break the show will return in October!

The show is taking a break for #BirthdaySZN but will be back in October with more episodes so stay tuned! Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goodhustle/support


American Swagger - The Story of Clint Dempsey (S1E13)

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 anchor.fm/goodhustle --- Support this podcast:...


Hail to the Victors Valiant (S1E12)

"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 Professional Wrestling? Check out Next Up: NXT with my friends Kyle and...


Boston, You're My Home (S1E11)

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 anchor.fm/goodhustle Like Professional...


Born in a Car Dealership in Canton (S1E10)

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 anchor.fm/goodhustle --- Support this podcast:...


The Minnesota Twins Have a New Owner (S1E9)

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...


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...


Dixie's Football Pride (S1E7)

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. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goodhustle/support


Meet The Mets (S1E6)

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. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goodhustle/support


We Hail Thee Carolina, and Sing Thy High Praise (S1E5)

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. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goodhustle/support


Friends Can Come and Go, But Banners Hang Forever (S1E4)

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. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goodhustle/support


The Farce Has Begun (S1E3)

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. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/goodhustle/support


Taking My Talents To South Beach (S1E2)

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: https://anchor.fm/goodhustle/support


The Worst Team of All-Time Without A Good Excuse (S1E1)

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: https://anchor.fm/goodhustle/support


Good Hustle: A Podcast About Bad Teams (Trailer)

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: https://anchor.fm/goodhustle/support