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South Dakota football’s Hail Mary vs. SDSU earns The Sports Illustrated Awards nomination

South Dakota's Brett Samson greets injured teammate Josiah Ganues on the field while celebrating the team's win with a Hail Mary pass in their game against South Dakota State on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

South Dakota’s Brett Samson greets injured teammate Josiah Ganues on the field while celebrating the team’s win with a Hail Mary pass in their game against South Dakota State on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

South Dakota’s game-winning Hail Mary against South Dakota State has earned a nomination for Smooth Play of the Year at The Sports Illustrated Awards.

It’s the latest national nod for Coyotes quarterback Carson Camp’s 57-yard touchdown to Jeremiah Webb with just a second left on the clock. The play clinched the second-straight South Dakota victory over in-state rival South Dakota State and a spot in the FCS playoffs for just the second time in program history.

South Dakota lost 22-10 to Southern Illinois in the first round last Saturday.

Camp and Webb will attend the ceremony on behalf of South Dakota, USD athletics director David Herbster said in a release.

“We

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Braves’ Ozzie Albies camera stare the latest entry into the pantheon of hilarious sports memes

Ozzie Albies is staring into your soul.

The Braves notched their first World Series since 1995 on Tuesday, polishing off an unreal season (really, from August onward), gaining momentum like a freight train and finishing off the Astros in Game 6 on Tuesday, 7-0.

For all the dominance the Braves have had since Aug. 1, they’ve had just as much fun on the field. Exhibit 1: Ozzie Albies.

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The Braves infielder had himself quite the meme-able moment in the deciding Game 6, when he spotted one of Fox’s in-ground cameras in the infield, doing his best “Ace Ventura” impersonation between innings.

 As mentioned, it was quite the meme-able moment, and people provided plenty of memes off of it: 

Ozzie has all the reason to have a little fun, since he’s already a national hero: In Game 1, Albies stole second base,

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New Charlotte sports card shop opens today with beer and a 100K LaMelo rookie card

New Charlotte sports card shop opens today with beer and a 100K LaMelo rookie card

Photo: Courtesy One Stop Sports

One unexpected flower re-blooming in the shadows of the long pandemic winter: sports trading cards.

Yes, the things kids in the 1950s and ’60s put in their bike spokes, and kids from the 1980s and ’90s stuffed into protective casing, are popular again in the 2020s.

Driving the news: Our city will get a card store for the modern Charlottean today when One Stop Sports opens in South End. It’ll have a bunch of cards, of course, but it’ll also be a place to hang out and have a cold drink and watch sports.

  • They’ll have a LaMelo Ball rookie card valued at $100K at the store today for the grand opening, which starts at noon today.

Why it matters: The sports trading card industry exploded during the pandemic, as people cleaned out their homes and rediscovered old joys like this buried in an attic

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Sports, Music Tie-Ups at All-Time High as Industries Cast Wide Net

In recent weeks, Drake “hackedESPN’s SportsCenter to announce the date of his forthcoming album release, Certified Lover Boy. Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard appeared in the multi-platinum award winning artist’s newly released “Way 2 Sexy” video. The Worldwide Leader announced Drake would be curating the music for 10 select Monday Night Football games throughout the 2021 season (starting with last Monday’s Baltimore Ravens-Las Vegas Raiders clash). Meanwhile Portland Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard released his fourth album (under the alias Dame D.O.L.L.A.), and rapper Yo Gotti bought an ownership stake in D.C. United.

If it seems like the convergence between sports and music is at an all-time high, those at the intersection say that’s because it is. TrillerNet (the parent company for Triller, Triller Fight Club, Verzuz, FITE and Amplify.ai) CEO Mahi de Silva explained the desire to appeal to as wide an

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