Ok, so Leslie Nielson died. This is a very sad day for those who love movies and especially slap-stick comedies. Nielson may not be the king of one-liners (see Dangerfield) but he is certainly up there. All of us movie lovers will miss him greatly.
As I was pondering it today, for some reason I was thinking about the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. I don’t know why (probably the fact that I’ve had 3 hours of sleep in two days), but it got me thinking. Can we invent a similar game with actors that have just died? Probably. But can we do the same thing if every move had to be sports-related? Much…much harder. Let’s try it.
Start with Kevin Bacon.
Bacon was in the Air Up There directed by Paul M. Glaser. (That’s one)
Mr. Glaser also directed the woman cult hit The Cutting Edge. (That’s two and I have seen that movie more than once. (I am currently shaking my head in shame)).
The Cutting Edge starred D. B. Sweeney. (Has any seen that guy lately? Oh, that’s right. The Event. Still haven’t heard anything good about that show.)
D. B. Sweeney starred in a episode of Tales From the Crypt in 1994. (This is not sports-related, I know, but you try this and see where you get.)
Do you know who else starred in an episode of Tales?
That’s right, boys and girls, Priscilla Presley.
I think you get the rest.
With the exception of one hiccup, I did it. Wow, I like this game. If someone can do it better, with only sports themes lemme know.
Okay, now I must go rent The Cutting Edge. My….uh…..girlfriend wants to see it.