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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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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.

    Brady vs. Manning - The Rivalry Comes to a Close | 6

    Brady vs. Manning - The Rivalry Comes to a Close | 6

    Father Time knocks on the door for Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. But the two legendary QBs refuse to answer. Manning, now 39 years old, fights tooth and nail, as he competes for another Super Bowl ring. But he’s got a big obstacle in his way. It’s a driven quarterback named Tom Brady.

    • 33 min
    Brady vs. Manning - The Mannings Strike Again | 5

    Brady vs. Manning - The Mannings Strike Again | 5

    Multiple neck surgeries. Grueling rehab. An emotional meeting that upends his career. For Peyton Manning, life hasn't been easy. But he won't stop fighting to win—especially as he faces his biggest rival, Tom Brady.

    • 31 min
    Brady vs. Manning - Peyton Breaks Through | 4

    Brady vs. Manning - Peyton Breaks Through | 4

    Peyton Manning faces the biggest moment in his career. It's a chance to finally win a Super Bowl title. And soon, Tom Brady will have a shot at redemption. But, once again, he'll find himself head to head with a formidable Manning. Only this time, the quarterback is named Eli.

    • 34 min
    Brady vs. Manning - Hey, I’m Peyton | 3

    Brady vs. Manning - Hey, I’m Peyton | 3

    Tom Brady becomes the NFL's greatest winner. And he's only in his mid-20s. As for Peyton Manning? He continues to lead the Colts to stellar regular seasons—only to struggle when the lights are the brightest.

    • 31 min
    Brady vs. Manning - Growing Pains | 2

    Brady vs. Manning - Growing Pains | 2

    Peyton Manning achieves a lifelong dream—he’s heading to the NFL. But when he gets there? It’s a rough start, to say the least. Times are tough in Ann Arbor, too. Because Tom Brady has a new rival named Drew Henson, who threatens to unseat Brady as Michigan’s top QB.

    • 34 min
    Brady vs. Manning - Family First | 1

    Brady vs. Manning - Family First | 1

    For years, football fans were divided. You were either a Tom Brady fan or a Peyton Manning fan. The two quarterbacks came to define the modern NFL, as they cemented their status as all-time greats. It was a rivalry between two players with remarkable similarities and differences—one who came from football royalty, and one who’d been long overlooked.




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    • 35 min

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