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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.

Latest Episodes

Introducing Sports Wars

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

1 MIN2019 APR 6
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Introducing Sports Wars

Favre vs. Rodgers - Good Morning, Grandpa

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 supporting our sponsors!

27 MIN2019 APR 17
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Favre vs. Rodgers - Good Morning, Grandpa

Favre vs. Rodgers - The Savior from Mississippi

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 with Favre's in Green Bay. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

28 MIN2019 APR 17
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Favre vs. Rodgers - The Savior from Mississippi

Favre vs. Rodgers - On a Crash Course

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. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

32 MIN2019 APR 19
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Favre vs. Rodgers - On a Crash Course

Favre vs. Rodgers - Packer For Life?

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. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

37 MIN2019 APR 24
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Favre vs. Rodgers - Packer For Life?

Favre vs. Rodgers - Hero To Villain

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. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

31 MIN2019 APR 26
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Favre vs. Rodgers - Hero To Villain

Favre vs Rodgers - One Last Chance

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!

36 MIN2019 MAY 1
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Favre vs Rodgers - One Last Chance

Jeff Pearlman: Author of “Gunslinger”

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 sponsors!

34 MIN2019 MAY 3
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Jeff Pearlman: Author of “Gunslinger”

One on One: Why Tennis Rivalries Are So Uniquely Compelling

“Strokes of Genius” author Jon Wertheim discusses what makes tennis rivalries different than any other sport, why Federer v Nadal was so compelling, and other great match ups in tennis history. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

20 MIN2019 MAY 31
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One on One: Why Tennis Rivalries Are So Uniquely Compelling

Jordan vs Isiah - The Freeze Out

It’s 1985. Michael Jordan is a flashy Chicago Bulls rookie, and Isiah Thomas is an established star for the Detroit Pistons. When they’re thrust together at the NBA All-Star Game, it’s not exactly love at first sight. Jordan feels slighted by Isiah, and Isiah can’t stand Jordan’s swagger. A brutal rivalry starts in a weekend and lasts for over a decade. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

27 MIN2019 JUN 7
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Jordan vs Isiah - The Freeze Out

Latest Episodes

Introducing Sports Wars

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

1 MIN2019 APR 6
Comments
Introducing Sports Wars

Favre vs. Rodgers - Good Morning, Grandpa

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 supporting our sponsors!

27 MIN2019 APR 17
Comments
Favre vs. Rodgers - Good Morning, Grandpa

Favre vs. Rodgers - The Savior from Mississippi

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 with Favre's in Green Bay. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

28 MIN2019 APR 17
Comments
Favre vs. Rodgers - The Savior from Mississippi

Favre vs. Rodgers - On a Crash Course

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. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

32 MIN2019 APR 19
Comments
Favre vs. Rodgers - On a Crash Course

Favre vs. Rodgers - Packer For Life?

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. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

37 MIN2019 APR 24
Comments
Favre vs. Rodgers - Packer For Life?

Favre vs. Rodgers - Hero To Villain

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. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

31 MIN2019 APR 26
Comments
Favre vs. Rodgers - Hero To Villain

Favre vs Rodgers - One Last Chance

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!

36 MIN2019 MAY 1
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Favre vs Rodgers - One Last Chance

Jeff Pearlman: Author of “Gunslinger”

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 sponsors!

34 MIN2019 MAY 3
Comments
Jeff Pearlman: Author of “Gunslinger”

One on One: Why Tennis Rivalries Are So Uniquely Compelling

“Strokes of Genius” author Jon Wertheim discusses what makes tennis rivalries different than any other sport, why Federer v Nadal was so compelling, and other great match ups in tennis history. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

20 MIN2019 MAY 31
Comments
One on One: Why Tennis Rivalries Are So Uniquely Compelling

Jordan vs Isiah - The Freeze Out

It’s 1985. Michael Jordan is a flashy Chicago Bulls rookie, and Isiah Thomas is an established star for the Detroit Pistons. When they’re thrust together at the NBA All-Star Game, it’s not exactly love at first sight. Jordan feels slighted by Isiah, and Isiah can’t stand Jordan’s swagger. A brutal rivalry starts in a weekend and lasts for over a decade. Support us by supporting our sponsors!

27 MIN2019 JUN 7
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Jordan vs Isiah - The Freeze Out

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