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.
Most episodes are available for free with ads. You can binge the entire series, including exclusive seasons, ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.
Conor Vs Khabib | Worlds Apart
One boy is from Dagestan. His father teaches him to be a disciplined wrestler, a devout Muslim. The other boy grows up in Ireland. He feels like the world is out of his control, and he channels his rage into boxing. While the two may come from different backgrounds, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor find themselves on the same path. It's a path that, one day, will lead them straight into each other's crosshairs—in UFC’s Octagon.
Conor Vs Khabib | Rising Stars
Conor falls on hard times. His fix? A glass of whiskey. And another. Soon, it’s time for an intervention. Meanwhile, Khabib begins his ascent. He's crushing his opponents. And he's ready for someone who can actually challenge him.
Conor Vs Khabib | Closer than Ever
Conor and Khabib are on a warpath. They’ve been trading insult after insult. And finally, their feud is ready to boil over. But while their first meeting gets rough, the rivalry is about to get much more heated—and violent.
Conor Vs Khabib | The Fight
The fight is only days away, and Conor McGregor decides to make things personal. His insults get heated and bitter. And they make Khabib fume. But when the two step into the Octagon, there’s only one thing that matters. Who’s going to take the win?
Conor Vs Khabib | The Road Ahead
When the fight ends, it’s not business as usual. Chaos erupts, and both camps dive headfirst into a brawl. Both Conor and Khabib will have to grapple with the aftermath—and what it means for each of their legacies.
Globetrotters vs. The World | Survival of the Misfits
Before LeBron, and before MJ—before Magic, Bird, and even Bill Russell, basketball was defined by one name. Globetrotters. The Harlem Globetrotters would go on to change the world. But in the beginning, the squad faced an uphill battle. They were an upstart touring team, trying to become a profitable sports organization. Yet few Americans considered basketball a sport worth watching. And the Globetrotters struggled to gain a footing amid a national crisis: the Great Depression.
Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here
Support us by supporting our sponsors!
Can’t listen to them all
I hate that I can’t listen to all the pod cast But other than that 💯
Best sport podcast
I really enjoyed the history to every sports in this podcast. Highly recommended. Especially season 12 on Brady and Manning two world best quarterbacks in my lifetime.
Connor vs Khabib
Why can I only listen to one episode?
Thank you! Love the podcast!