What do Park Jae-sang and Samantha Gordon have in common?
Easy. They are YouTube sensations helping us forget about the elections and the economy and the weather.
Jae-sang, also known as PSY, is the goofy singer/dancer who has made Gangnam Style popular on the internet and on the dance floor. His original post has garnered, get this, 686,284,999 views as of Friday night.
Meanwhile, Sam Gordon is an 8-year-old football phenom from Utah who has been the topic of conversation in the sports world for the past week.
A highlight video of the talented girl breaking tackles, outrunning her Ute Conference football foes and starring for her Gremlins team is all over the internet.
More than 541,000 have viewed the highlights at last count. ESPN and other sports show spent much of the midweek breaking down the runner’s moves.
So smile, put aside your concerns over girls playing football and kids sustaining concussions, and just enjoy the moment. It’s worth it.
See the highlight reel at http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8610633.
Cliff Corey is on fire.
The Layton golfer recorded his third hole in one of the summer on Nov. 5 at Swan Lakes Golf Course.
Corey aced holes No. 3, 5 and 7 this year. Only the snow can slow this guy down, but don’t bet on it.
The Cobra Council, a private organization that benefits military members, civilians and families at Hill Air Force Base, will host an MMA fight card on Nov. 17 at the Davis Conference Center. Tickets are available at various locations. ...
The Utah Blaze are teaming up with many local sponsors to help donate to the less fortunate through its second annual “Coats for the Cold” charity. The goal is to gather coats, clothing and other donated items to make a significant contribution to The Road Home Shelter. For details, visit the Utah Blaze website. ...
Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby will be the keynote speaker at the Utah Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, set for Nov. 15-16 at the Davis Conference Center. ...
Going to the Jazz game tonight? Be sure and be there early to hear Sergeant First Class Jason Myers of the 85th Civil Support Team Utah Army National Guard, accompanied by the Hill Air Force Base Honor Guard presenting the colors, will honor America with the singing of the national anthem. Tonight is Veterans Night at EnergySolutions Arena. The various branches of the military will be recognized throughout the game. ... More than 10,000 boys and girls ages 4-to-9 took to the ice for the very first time as part of USA Hockey’s Try Hockey for Free Day last Saturday, at 454 rinks representing 47 states. ...
Utah baseball will host “An Evening with Tommy Lasorda” on Feb. 11 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. Tickets are $100 per person or $1,000 per table. For information, call Meagan Pearson at 801-581-6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ...
Congratulations to Utah sophomore midfielder Avery Ford, a Bonneville High product, who was named an honorable mention All-Pac-12 Conference soccer selection, and BYU junior midfielder Chloee Colohan, a West Point resident, who was named first team All-West Coast Conference in soccer as well.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or email@example.com.