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Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic battles?
From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars”, “Gladiator” and “The Lead” comes SPORTS WARS, a new series that offers an immersive look at some of the greatest athletic rivalries of all time: two superpower nations facing off in the Miracle on Ice. The battle for the starting quarterback gig in Green Bay between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. And many more.
Host Dan Rubenstein (Sports Illustrated, SB Nation) will take you from the grudge matches to the pranks, from the tantrums to the triumphs: what really happened, who was right, who was wrong -- and you can decide whose side you’re on.

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    • 4.6 • 198 Ratings

Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic battles?
From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars”, “Gladiator” and “The Lead” comes SPORTS WARS, a new series that offers an immersive look at some of the greatest athletic rivalries of all time: two superpower nations facing off in the Miracle on Ice. The battle for the starting quarterback gig in Green Bay between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. And many more.
Host Dan Rubenstein (Sports Illustrated, SB Nation) will take you from the grudge matches to the pranks, from the tantrums to the triumphs: what really happened, who was right, who was wrong -- and you can decide whose side you’re on.

    Wondery Presents Business Movers

    Wondery Presents Business Movers

    In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the million dollar idea that catapulted them to success, how exactly did these companies grow from an idea and a dream to multi-billion dollar corporations? Hear the landmark decisions, the scandals, and the stunning triumphs that made them who they are. First up: Walt Disney. Listen at wondery.fm/business_movers.

    • 7 min
    The Final Season of Sports Wars: Conor vs. Khabib

    The Final Season of Sports Wars: Conor vs. Khabib

    In the final season of Sports Wars, prepare to enter the Octagon with bitter rivals, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, two of the fiercest UFC fighters out there. Both are notorious for their intense battles, infamous pre-fight feuds and a willingness to say or do anything to beat a hated rival. But, once they’re inside the octagon, only one can emerge victorious. Pick a side, the fight is here.

    This final season of Sports Wars: Conor vs. Khabib is a Wondery Plus exclusive. Start your free trial of Wondery Plus in the Wondery app to listen ad-free: https://wondery.app.link/kPEVPzzSi9

    • 5 min
    Globetrotters vs. The World | A Legacy for Sale

    Globetrotters vs. The World | A Legacy for Sale

    The Globetrotters become a corporate hot potato. They're sold and resold, with little concern for the team's pioneering heritage. But that changes when an ex-player steps in. He has deep pockets—and a big plan to restore the Globetrotters’ legacy.

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    • 34 min
    Globetrotters vs. The World | Father Time

    Globetrotters vs. The World | Father Time

    The Globetrotters land a new star. But then, their fortune takes a turn for the worse. Abe heads to the hospital, and soon, the team has to reinvent itself.

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    • 30 min
    Globetrotters vs. The World | The Disease of More

    Globetrotters vs. The World | The Disease of More

    The Globetrotters have become America’s basketball team. But already, they're starting to unravel. Players are tired of their second-class status. Tired of all the unfair treatment they have to put up with. And as they turn against the team’s owner, their future remains in serious doubt.

    • 30 min
    Globetrotters vs. The World | Playing for American Pride

    Globetrotters vs. The World | Playing for American Pride

    The Globetrotters face off against their biggest rival, the Harlem Renaissance. But as they emerge in the national spotlight, the Trotters will confront an even larger challenge: a divided America, and a decade that changes the country.

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

David36987 ,

Review

Ok i love the good seasons, but this is a sports RIVALRY podcast right? Like baseball after 9/11? What?

jonns82 ,

Stick to the early seasons

Loved this podcast when it first came out- (Favre vs. Rodgers, Federer vs. Nadal, the two NBA series) but it really fizzled out towards the end, covering sideshow sports and weak, one-off matchups. Stone Cold vs. The Rock? Yankees vs...... wait what? Mets?! A series on the Harlem Globetrotters? Dan brought insight and levity to the series that kept me somewhat tuned in, and Brady vs. Manning was a great late season, but by the end I stopped even downloading eps. This show was a good concept that for some reason or another fizzled out after early promise, while focussing too much on basketball and football while leaving much more interesting material untouched. (Yankees- Red Sox! Leafs- Canadiens! Auburn-Alabama!)

otisspunkmeyer42 ,

Otis

Love this pod. And Dan is great

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