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Sports Wars


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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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Our Editor's Take

Competition is embedded in our DNA, and sports are embedded in our culture. In Sports Wars, host Dan Rubenstein lays out the fierce battles, the passive aggressiveness, and the fisticuffs—covering everything from college competition to the Olympics.

What’s the greatest rivalry of all time? The greatest team of all time? The greatest player of all time (the G.O.A.T.)? There may be no definitive answer, but Wondery's Sports Wars does an incredible job of trying to answer these perennial questions. Each half-hour episode of Sports Wars provides listeners with the perfect set-up for a listening binge or just a quick fix of entertainment.

Sports Wars explores today’s divisive issues in the NBA, NFL, NHL, college football, and more. Rubenstein is a tremendous host, pulling years of experience into a focused podcast covering everything from tension on the pitch to stress on social media. Sometimes, the real stories are even more dramatic than the gossip fans hear through the grapevine. Rubenstein's Sports Wars is a must-listen for sports fans across the world.

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