Executive produced by L. Jon Wertheim (author, Sports Illustrated Exec. Editor, 60 Minutes anchor-correspondent, TC Analyst) & Presented by TC Studios (2-time Emmy nominated “Strokes of Genius”, “Barnstormers The Birth of Open Tennis”)
This new, quarterly docuseries tackles one of the greatest forces in human history. Each two-hour edition explores a unique sports rivalry and its background, nuances, and impact on the players and teams involved. What does it mean to those who are passionate about it and why? How is it that these competitions can exert such a pull in our lives? RIVALS showcases the many ways great rivalries transcend time and borders, shape mass culture, affect millions, and even reach into the worlds of business and politics. And, as we so often find when we identify with a particular sports rivalry ourselves, how they relate to the individual rivalries in each of our own daily lives.
10-time Emmy winning sports producer, Michael Hughes’ DLP Media (3 ESPN 30 for 30 eps., films
for FOX Sports, NFL Media, NETFLIX, Nat Geo, etc.), along with director Peter Karl (The Long Game, American Futbol) bring you the Ohio State – Michigan college football rivalry. Two legendary schools, teams, organizations, and societies that represent the strong personification of what RIVALS should be.
Narrated by JK Simmons