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KSR’s Kickoff Playoff: The Semifinals


Now that the football team’s Kickoff Playoff has its final matchup, its time we decide who advances in KSR’s version of the Kickoff Playoffs. Last week’s winners advanced by way of vote here on the website and we ask you again tonight to send two more ahead and two more home.

Here is a look at the field, in case you missed it.

Jared Lorenzen – “Hells Bells” by AC/DC
Matt Jones – “Victory” by Puff Daddy
Bryan The Intern – “Whoomp! (There It Is) by Tag Team
Ryan Lemond – “Turn Down For What” by DJ Snake and Lil’ Jon
Shannon The Dude – “For Those About To Rock” by AC/DC
Tyler Thompson – “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
Drew Franklin – “Jungle” by X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons
CM Tomlin – “Magnificent Seven Theme” by Elmer Bernstein

So tonight we have Jared Lorenzen and AC/DC’s “Hells Bells” versus Ryan Lemond and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” on one side of the bracket. And on the other side we have Tyler Thompson and Eminem’s classic “Lose Yourself” against me and “Jungle” by the X Ambassadors & Jamie N Connors.

Help us decide which two songs reach the finals:


“Hells Bells” vs. “Turn Down For What”


“Hells Bells”

“Turn Down For What”

“Lose Yourself” vs. “Jungle”

surveys & polls

“Lose Yourself”



Be sure to vote in the Braylon Heard vs. Za’Darius Smith matchup, too. The winner of that one will meet our winner in one final showdown next week.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for KSR’s Kickoff Playoff: The Semifinals

  1. JC
    9:00 pm July 30, 2014 Permalink

    I still can’t get over BTI with “Whoomp there it is” in round 1. That makes me figure him for a 45 year old father of 4 that owns an awesome collection of dad jeans.

    • CPACAT
      10:47 pm July 30, 2014 Permalink

      Hey!! I resemble that remark…and they aren’t “dad jeans”!!

    • Elwood Blues
      11:47 pm July 30, 2014 Permalink

      That…was hilarious.

  2. JDH
    9:07 pm July 30, 2014 Permalink

    I would like to hear “Hair of the Dog” by Nazareth. That would be awesome. It is old school but would be great to hear before kickoff. “Now you’re messin’ with a son of a bitch!” Classic!!!

  3. Claytus
    9:23 pm July 30, 2014 Permalink

    First time I have ever heard Jungle….thousand votes for Jungle, Good call Franklin!

  4. DVH
    10:11 pm July 30, 2014 Permalink

    I think the Billy Hill Theme would be a good song for the Kentucky football team.

  5. Dy9astyUK4Life
    10:59 pm July 30, 2014 Permalink

    Turn down for what!

  6. Elwood Blues
    11:46 pm July 30, 2014 Permalink

    Whoever keeps voting for Lose Yourself over Jungle, you’re about to ruin our season.

    • TK
      9:27 am July 31, 2014 Permalink

      Second that!

  7. Stoops Troops
    11:55 pm July 30, 2014 Permalink

    Need to play – “Long Way to the Top – If You Wanna Rock Alone”

  8. Bigsmooth
    12:04 am July 31, 2014 Permalink

    Volbeat’s A Warriors Call

  9. TK
    9:31 am July 31, 2014 Permalink

    NOthing like picking a song from the 80’s and the early 2000’s to get BBN fired up. Lose Yourself…Really? Hells Bells? Like these have not been overdone numerous times before. Good call Franklin on “Jungle”