Rivalry Week Update: ESPN Classic Premiere

In honor of Rivalry Week, we are happy to announce that Red V. Blue will premiere on ESPN Classic in February 2015!

The ESPN deal has been many moons in the making, and it seems appropriate that we are finally able to share the news over this Thanksgiving weekend. We will announce more details as they become available. In the meantime please enjoy our new trailer below to get amped up for today’s football game and the big basketball game in December!

And if you still have some Christmas shopping to do, don’t forget that Red V. Blue DVDs, BluRays, tshirts, posters, hoodies and other merch are available from our website at


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Rapcast, Seinfeldcast or Wrestlecast: Which is your favorite?

First there was Wrestlecast, then Seinfeldcast and finally Rapcast – which sportscast ranks as your ultimate Adam Lefkoe moment?

In the fall of 2013 sports personality Adam Lefkoe caught the imagination of the internet with an unique twist on reporting sports for the WHAS 11 news in Louisville, KY. 


The first of Adam’s hilarious sportscasts was dubbed the Wrestlecast. Here Lefkoe jams a cornucopia of wrestling references into his coverage of the Louisville and Kentucky college football teams. That night everyone from the Ultimate Warrior to the Iron Sheik and Doink the Clown clotheslined their way into the Louisville news as a result of Adam’s creativity.


After the success of Wrestlecast, Adam followed up with Seinfeldcast, his homage to America’s favorite sitcom. Instead of five, boring minutes of typical sports highlights, Lefkoe added spice to the broth with humorous allusions to the infamous red dot on the cashmere sweater, the J. Peterman catalog and urban sombreros!


On the heels of Seinfeldcast, Adam scored his most viral video yet with Rapcast! In the course of reporting on the Louisville, Kentucky and Indiana college football teams Lefkoe drops some serious hip hop knowledge and pays homage to Ice Cube’s “Today was a good day,” Jay Z’s “99 Problems,” De La Soul’s “Me, Myself and I” and Bone Thugs-n-harmony’s “Crossroads”


So which Lefkoe-cast is your favorite? Let us know if the comments. And don’t forget to buy “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” today. It’s produced by Adam Lefkoe and it’s about the college basketball rivalry between the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats. You can buy “Red V. Blue” on Amazon or through our online store!

Louisville vs Kentucky Basketball Anthem

An original Louisville vs Kentucky Basketball Rap Anthem… Listen to it loud, Louisville and Kentucky fans!

One of the fans The Rivalry: Red V. Blue wrote “Tell Em,” an original rap anthem inspired by the documentary.

Versityle, a local hip hop artist based out of Louisville, saw the film during its theatrical release and created a song for us, which we love by the way. Thanks, Versityle! Over the weekend we created a video for “Tell Em” using some of our favorite photos from Red V. Blue.

Greatest Basketball Rivalry in the World from Rory Owen Delaney on Vimeo.

You can buy the single “Tell em” on iTunes after you preview the full song on our SoundCloud player.

Versityle “Tell E” (aka VTE), or simply Verse, is originally from Louisville, KY, and has been all over the world, with his music reflecting that international flair as well as his Southern roots. Versityle began in music as a producer in 2004, and then debuted as a lyricist with Awaken Records in 2007 on the “Big Dreams” compilation. Since then, he has performed at many venues in the Louisville metro area with Awaken Records label mates Wyde Awake, Militant, and Kid Cos.

Versityle has also worked with other Kentucky artists, such as the Derby City Boys, Bona-Fide, Macaroni, Too Tall, and DJ KGee. Versityle’s style is self-descriptive, combining repetitive phraseology (e.g., Kool G Rap, AZ, Lupe Fiasco) with rhythmic delivery and singing. He animates stories with realistic and comical punchlines and at times delivers wise lessons to his audience. Versityle’s production is laced with bass-heavy, soulful and jazzy instrumentation. For more information, please visit

Beginning March 18th, don’t forget to pick up one of our DVDs or BluRays at retailers across Kentucky, including Walmart, Kroger, Lids and Meijer among others. Or if you prefer to shop online, head over and order a copy today!

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Digital Pay-Per-View

Beginning Sunday, March 16th, 2014 at 6:00 pm ET, the film will be available through Digital Pay-Per-View on Fans can purchase unlimited digital viewing of the film for $9.99 and will be able to purchase advanced tickets beginning Friday, March 14th.

Please click on the Purchase button in the video player below to access unlimited digital viewings of Red V. Blue for $9.99!

Kentucky Premiere Recap

Kentucky Premiere Recap

It’s been an awesome few days in Kentucky unveiling “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” to audiences across the state. Both Kentucky and Louisville fans have responded positively to the film and we can’t wait to share it with more of you!

For the December 27th premiere at the Lexington Opera House, Lexington mayor Jim Gray was in attendance along with Rob Bromley, Miss Kentucky, Governor John Y. Brown, and Tom Leach, among others. WKYT News covered the event on the local news. Watch here.

For the December 29th premiere at the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville mayor Greg Fischer attended along with Tony Vanetti, Terry Howard, Al Benniger, Jim Tharp, Ken Kurlas and the barbers (Robert Boone and the Wagners). WHAS and WLKY covered the event on the local news. Watch here.

For the December 30th premiere a the SIPP Theater, Paintsville mayor Bob Porter attended along with UK fan Doug Young and U of L fan Rick Roberts. WYMT covered the event on the local news. Watch here.

More photos to come and more screenings to be announced very, very soon. As far as DVDs and blurays, we are planning on releasing them this spring in time for March Madness. Finally, our new web store is almost complete and you will be order to preorder DVDs and blurays there, as well as order some of our unique merchandise.

P.S. the morning of the 27th director Rory Owen Delaney was a guest on the Great Day Live morning show on WHAS11 in Louisville where he was seen desperately holding on to the back of the couch during his interview with Terry Meiners. Those couch cushions are really, really small 🙂

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Red V. Blue Q & A Session

Watch the Red V. Blue Q & A Live!

Tonight we will be live streaming the filmmaker Q & A for “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” at the Lexington Opera House with the assistance of Volar Video. Director Rory Owen Delaney, producer Wade Smith and cinematographer Aaron Mikel will be answering your questions live. The Q & A is scheduled to begin at 9 pm and you can watch it all right here on!

Thanks to Gillette for sponsoring “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue.” To find a screening in your area, click here.

Louisville Kentucky Rivalry: 2013 Official Theatrical Trailer

The Louisville Kentucky Rivalry is college basketball’s ultimate feud, and The Rivalry: Red V. Blue is the first film to document this incredible sports story.

Red V. Blue: Official Theatrical Trailer from Rory Owen Delaney on Vimeo.

The Rivalry: Red V. Blue weaves the fascinating history of one of college basketball’s greatest rivalries with the incredible back-to-back championship runs of the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals in 2012 and 2013. From Louisville’s upset win over Adolf Rupp’s Wildcats in 1959 to the 1983 Dream Game and the 2012 Final Four clash in the Big Easy, “Red V. Blue” documents why the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry is second to none. Thanks again to Gillette for sponsoring “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue!”

P.S. The release date announcement is coming soon!

Kentucky Rivalry: Why Red V. Blue Must Be Made

Kentucky rivalry… To celebrate getting to 63% of our funding goal, we are releasing a new video featuring some of our favorite UK and UofL fans, including the barbers R. Boone and R. Wagner, plus boxing trainer James Doolin!

Kentucky Rivalry

It’s officially time to get on the Red V. Blue bandwagon, folks. There are only 2 days left to make Kentucky film history, and we need your help if we are going to get to our goal of $40,000! To back The Rivalry: Red V. Blue head to our kickstarter page and click the green “Back This Project” button! To pay via PayPal, email

Kickstarter Bloopers

Running a 40 day kickstarter campaign is serious work.

To celebrate being over 52% funded (and to prove we are not robots), we decided to lighten the mood and have some fun! That’s why we are giving y’all a behind-the-scenes look at some of on-the-set antics during the filming of the official kickstarter video for THE RIVALRY: RED V. BLUE in Atlanta. Here the 2013 AP Kentucky TV Sportscaster of the Year, Adam Lefkoe schools director Rory Delaney and producer Wade Smith on how to talk to camera!

Bring the Heat: Kickstarter Bloopers from Rory Owen Delaney on Vimeo.