(CNN) -- Six degrees of separation, that's all there is between any two people on the planet. At least that's what some would have you believe. Others would tell you that no person is ever more than six steps away from Kevin Bacon.
With two of the biggest sporting events on the planet set to get under way in New Jersey and Russia in the next few days, CNN has put that theory to the test -- and bettered it.
Sadly there's no Kevin Bacon (trust me, I tried) but above are some of the more obscure links between the National Football League's biggest game and the Winter Olympics.
Click on the three chains we've put together which connect Russia to the showdown at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. From skier Julia Mancuso to cornerback Richard Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks to Cossacks and from snowboarder Shaun White to star quarterback Peyton Manning.
From Seattle to Sochi, it's all connected.