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THE YOUTUBE RABBIT HOLE — In today's installment of what is fast becoming an institution at KSL.com, we take you outside the United States to Russia, then bring you back home for some good, old-fashioned American football.
But first, we'll start with the former Soviet Union, where a daredevil did something pretty extreme for a YouTube video.
Oleg hangs out
A Russian daredevil who goes by the pseudonym OlegCricket released a video in which he dangles around a skyscraper 40 stories above the streets of Yekaterinberg. The stunts are pretty tame, except for the dizzying angle at which they are attempted. But then he hangs over the edge without any safety equipment other than the grasp of his friend Ilya.
Now that's trust.
Eat your heart out … Dad
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is one of the talents in the NFL, or at least one of the biggest names.
It looks like he has some competition, though — from within his own family.
Wearing a miniature version of his dad's jersey, Dez Bryant Jr. caught a pass during Cowboys training camp, then did his own version of his pop's signature jukes into the end zone.
It's football, but … it's adorable.
.@DezBryant has some competition. pic.twitter.com/G182MxHnyM — Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) August 21, 2015
No word on whether the Cowboys have signed the young receiver. Sources indicate his signing bonus of extra milk and cookies is currently being negotiated.
Speaking of kids acting like grown-up athletes
This 4-year-old baseball player has a serious swing — and an even more serious bat flip.
If some Pioneer League team somewhere hasn't already signed him, we've got a phone call to make to the Orem Owlz or the Ogden Raptors.
The best part? He's swinging the bat with his left hand. The kid is bound to make some serious cash one day.
Coming back to Utah
In case you missed it, BYU freshman wide receiver Rickey Shumway had a no-look, one-handed catch from backup quarterback Tanner Mangum last week.
The catch was so good, we found three different angles of it for your viewing pleasure.
If this keeps up, the Timpview High product could see some good playing time this season.