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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 rivalries? From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars” and “American Scandal” comes SPORTS WARS, an electric new series that offers an immersive, courtside 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 the gunslinger Brett Favre and the cocky California kid Aaron Rodgers. The beef between the Yankees and the Red Sox. 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.

Sports rivalries can fuel fans and athletes to fight and argue for years. But what’s the real story behind these epic rivalries? From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars” and “American Scandal” comes SPORTS WARS, an electric new series that offers an immersive, courtside 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 the gunslinger Brett Favre and the cocky California kid Aaron Rodgers. The beef between the Yankees and the Red Sox. 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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United States

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Wondery

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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 rivalries? From Wondery, the company behind “Business Wars” and “American Scandal” comes SPORTS WARS, an electric new series that offers an immersive, courtside 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 the gunslinger Brett Favre and the cocky California kid Aaron Rodgers. The beef between the Yankees and the Red Sox. 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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English


Episodes

Strokes of Genius: Jon Wertheim | 5

5/24/2019
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Jon Wertheim -- best-selling author of Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played -- joins Sports Wars to discuss tennis’ greatest modern rivalry between two of the best the game has ever seen and what it’s been like to have a front-row seat to some of their most prolific matches.

Duration:00:32:54

Federer vs Nadal - The Greatest Match Ever Played | 4

5/22/2019
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Roger Federer enters the 2008 Wimbledon Grand Slam as a five-time defending champion. The tabloids mark him as finished -- mostly because of his poor performance in the year’s first two grand slams. Rafael Nadal is coming off a dominant French Open title and the bad taste of last year’s loss at Wimbledon. It is the perfect storm to create what is widely considered the greatest tennis match in history. Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at...

Duration:00:31:07

Federer vs Nadal - Grass and Clay | 3

5/17/2019
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Rafael Nadal continues to add French Open titles, but winning on the grass courts of Wimbledon proves elusive because of one person: Roger Federer. The Swiss Champion holds as much dominance on grass as Nadal has on clay. So when the 2007 Wimbledon Final goes to Federer in a closely-won match over Nadal, the Spaniard believes he’s lost his best opportunity to beat his nemesis.

Duration:00:26:38

Federer vs Nadal - The Raging Bull | 2

5/15/2019
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At age 19 Nadal dominates on clay and shoots up the world rankings. Now he’s looking to prove his win in Miami over Federer was no fluke. Meanwhile, Federer tries to capture the career grand slam, but to get it, he’ll need to beat Nadal on his best surface at the French Open.

Duration:00:31:07

Justin Long Gets Personal on "Life is Short"

5/13/2019
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Life is Short with Justin Long finds the actor sitting down with some of the funniest and most intriguing people of today, like Dax Shepard, Olivia Wilde and Neil Patrick Harris. No topics are out of bounds, and no questions are too personal. Subscribe to Life is Short with Justin Long and start listening at wondery.fm/lifeisshort

Duration:00:08:32

Federer vs Nadal - The Hothead | 1

5/10/2019
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In this series we explore the unique tennis rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal-- two very different players, both exceptional, in pursuit of perfection. Swiss-born Roger Federer was seemingly born with a racquet in his hand and at a young age he quickly masters the game, but what he needs to reach the top is to learn how to master his emotions. Meanwhile, Spaniard Rafael Nadal learns the game under the tutelage of his uncle Toni on the clay courts of Mallorca, where the decision...

Duration:00:30:41

Jeff Pearlman: Author of “Gunslinger” | 7

5/3/2019
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Jeff Pearlman-- the best selling author of Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre-- joins Sports Wars to discuss the rivalry between Favre and Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. They began as competitors on the same team, but ended up battling for division titles and respect when Favre came out of retirement with the Vikings. As Rodgers heads toward the second half of his career, some think he’s become the new Favre in Green Bay. Support us by supporting our...

Duration:00:36:26

Favre vs Rodgers - One Last Chance | 6

5/1/2019
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As the new quarterback of the rival Minnesota Vikings, Brett Favre wants revenge against the Packers. He won’t retire until he gets his chance to beat Rodgers and Green Bay in 2009. Meanwhile, Rodgers tries to show the Packers he’s ready to be the new face of the franchise. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter - Listeners of Sports Wars can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at this exclusive web address: Ziprecruiter.com/sportswars

Duration:00:37:02

Favre vs. Rodgers - Hero To Villain | 5

4/26/2019
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Brett Favre comes out of retirement again, but this time Green Bay is moving on to the Aaron Rodgers era. The Packers trade Favre to the Jets, turning their legendary QB into a new rival.

Duration:00:31:50

Favre vs. Rodgers - Packer For Life? | 4

4/24/2019
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Aaron Rodgers starts his career as the backup QB in Green Bay as Brett Favre ponders retirement. When Favre leads the Packers to their best season in years, the legendary quarterback decides he may not be ready to turn the team over to Rodgers after all.

Duration:00:38:14

Favre vs. Rodgers - On a Crash Course | 3

4/19/2019
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Brett Favre takes Titletown to the Super Bowl for the first time in 29 years. Aaron Rodgers tries to prove he's good enough to play college football and be chosen by his favorite team - the 49ers.

Duration:00:34:51

Favre vs. Rodgers - The Savior from Mississippi | 2

4/17/2019
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In 1991, the Atlanta Falcons tire of the antics of their rookie quarterback, Brett Favre. They decide to trade him to Green Bay where he soon takes over as the starting quarterback. He begins a streak of consecutive starts that will turn him into a legend. Along the way, he battles his competition, his coaches and his demons. As he is pursuing his first Super Bowl, a kid in California named Aaron Rodgers is watching at home and dreaming of an NFL football career that will one day collide...

Duration:00:30:52

Favre vs. Rodgers - Good Morning, Grandpa | 1

4/17/2019
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It's 2005 and The Green Bay Packers are on the clock in this year's NFL Draft. The last thing most Packers fans think the team needs in the draft is a new quarterback. Their team already has Hall of Famer, Brett Favre, who is in the middle of his record-breaking Iron Man streak for consecutive games started. But when Aaron Rodgers slips in the draft, the new Packers GM makes a risky call, and sets up a bitter rivalry between two quarterbacks with very different styles. Support us by...

Duration:00:29:26

Introducing Sports Wars

4/5/2019
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Brett Favre vs. Aaron Rodgers. Michael Jordan vs. Isiah Thomas. And many more... Sports Wars premieres on April 17th. Subscribe now!

Duration:00:01:48