Six Degrees of Separation

Josh Juckettabout 5 years


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kevin-bacon Throughout the week KSR will be the place to be for info on the UK-South Carolina football showdown.  While Freddie Maggard and Nick Roush will break down the upcoming match-up on the field, I'm here to breakdown the match-up on the big screen.  Using celebrity alumni from each university we're going to break down the pop culture match-ups through Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.  Each university has a team of three alumni and a song used in athletic events.  Each separation string gets a rating (up to five stars) and the highest overall rating wins.  Everybody on board?  Great, onwards and upwards then! South Carolina Darius Rucker→Jack Black (Shallow Hal)→Ben Stiller (Pick of Destiny)→Matt Dillon (There's Something about Mary)→Kevin Bacon (Wild Thing)  Rating: 4 stars Leeza Gibbons→Kurtwood Smith (Robocop)→Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted)→ James McAvoy (Wanted)→Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class) Rating: 3 stars Lilían García→John Cena (WWE Battleground- IMDb lists this as a tv movie, just go with it)→Mark Wahlberg (Daddy's Home)→Jack Nicholson (The Departed)→Kevin Bacon (A Few Good Men)  Rating: 4 Stars "Sandstorm"→Jim Carrey (Fun with Dick and Jane)→ Carey Elwes (Liar, Liar)→ Robin Wright (The Princess Bride)→ Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump)→Kevin Bacon (Apollo 13) Rating: 5 Stars South Carolina total rating: 16 Stars Kentucky Ashley Judd→Samuel L. Jackson (A Time to Kill)→Robert DeNiro (Goodfellas)→Al Pacino (Heat)→Johnny Depp (Donnie Brasco)→Kevin Bacon (Black Mass)  Rating: 5 Stars Walter McCarty→Denzel Washington (He Got Game)→Russell Crowe (American Gangster)→Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind)→Kevin Bacon (Apollo 13) Rating: 5 Stars Pat Riley→ Peter Falk (Columbo- Also a tv movie on IMDb so it works)→Alec Guinness (Murder by Death)→Harrison Ford (Star Wars Episode IV)→Willem Dafoe (Clear and Present Danger)→Meryl Streep (Fantastic Mr. Fox)→Kevin Bacon (The River Wild) Rating: 5 Stars "Bitter Sweet Symphony"→Sarah Michell Gellar (Cruel Intentions)→Jennifer Love Hewitt (I Know What You Did Last Summer)→Ethan Embry (Can't Hardly Wait)→Tom Hanks (That Thing You Do!)→Kevin Bacon (Apollo 13) Rating: 5 Stars ( what Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jennifer Love Hewitt lack in acting chops they make up for with style, or something like that.) Kentucky total rating: 20 Stars So there you have it everybody, Kentucky is your Six Degrees of Separation winner!  Sure there are better and shorter paths available for all of the above, but I am completely biased and wanted to make sure Kentucky won the match-up. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ As it happens, the final margin of victory for UK in the Six Degrees throwdown is also my prediction for their margin of victory this weekend over South Carolina, but the score is probably going to be a bit higher.  Cats 42-USC 38!

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