sports mn video vault

Video Vault: Top 10 Ricky Rubio plays, 2011-12

As the Timberwolves' season comes to an end, time to look back at the best of Rubio.

Video Vault: Mad Dog Vachon for Chicago-Lake Liquor, 1984

Whatever happened to completely awesome celebrity-driven local TV ads? You know, like this 1984 gem with Mad Dog Vachon hawking beer for Chicago-Lake Liquor. Yes, it's a hairy man surrounded a "mountain of beer." Not exactly Kent Hrbek hawking air conditioners.

Video Vault: Mauer's amazing tag of Yankee Brett Gardner (2009)

With the next game Joe Mauer catches, it will mark the most games that any player in Twins history has stepped behind the plate for the club. Joe's absolute behind-the-plate highlight? We got it right here...

Video Vault: 1979 Twins 'Tell it like it is, Koos' TV ad

A gem from 1979, starring former Twins pitcher Jerry Koosman. Watch Koosman walk through the locker room, touting stars like Ken Landreaux and Roy Smalley. Must see. Don't do anything else today before you watch it...

Video Vault: A New Favre

Brett Favre. He's happily retired, and helping coach football in Hattiesburg, Miss., where he makes his home. So far, he's perfect...as the Oak Grove Warriors beat up on the Sumrall Bobcats, 64-6 last Friday in the season opener.

Video: Plouffe bounces into triple play

For only the eighth time in team history, the Twins hit into a triple play. It happened last night in Oakland, as Trevor Plouffe bounced a ball to Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson with two men on in the fifth inning.

Video Vault: Audie Cole's 2 TD's

In today's Sports MN Video Vault, an instant classic -- as rookie linebacker Audie Cole runs back two interceptions for touchdowns in the Vikes' preseason win over Buffalo Friday.

Video Vault: Sad Packers fan laments playoff loss to Giants

Think you're a long-suffering Vikings fan? How about those poor Green Bay Packers fans who had to sit through a humiliating playoff loss to the New York Giants last year after a dandy 15-1 season? But, according to this YouTube expert (and we have no idea if this is a spoof or not), the Pack...beat themselves!

Video Vault: Mauer's diving catch

Yep, Joe Mauer can still play. Check out video his diving catch from last night's Twins-Orioles game, one we're calling an instant classic...

Video Vault: Goldy Gopher dials in 'Call Me Maybe' with Big 10 mascots

This one is an instant classic, in a summer of 2012 sort of way. Also: Who wouldn't want to be a mascot for just a day?

Video Vault: NBC's Twins-Tigers Game 5 ALCS opening montage

Check out the three-minute setup from NBC's Bob Costas on the day the Twins beat the Tigers in 1987 to win the American League pennant.

Video Vault: Eddie Guardado's 'Get To Know 'Em' commercial

Back when Eddie Guardado (2002, 2003 All-Star) was the Twins closer, the marketing department made him the subject of this always-entertaining 30-second TV commercial.

Video Vault: Packer A.J. Hawk pushes man into golf course pond

Never play touch football with Green Bay Packer A.J. Hawk at a golf course. You could get all wet.

Video Vault: Chase Budinger dunks over P. Diddy

If the newest member of the Timberwolves can dunk over P. Diddy, proving that white men can indeed jump (well, just a little bit), then he's OK with us.

Video Vault: Torii Hunter to astronaut -- how do you use bathroom in space?

Former Twin -- and current Los Angeles Angels star -- Torii Hunter takes a few moments to interview astronaut Joe Acaba, who is aboard the International Space Station. Among the queries: "Where does it go?" In short, a rare NASA interview that we understood.

Video Vault: Percy Harvin highlights, 2011

Would the Vikings really trade away a player as dynamic as Percy Harvin? Overheard everywhere: "If he wasn't on the team in 2011, the Vikings might have gone 0-16." Here's some visual ammo for that argument...

Video Vault: 1991 World Series, Game 7, bottom of the 10th remix

Here's a look back at the greatest half-inning in Twins history. We were fishing for clips for our daily "Sports MN Video Vault" feature and found this re-mix from the 1991 Game 7 broadcast. A classic. Oh, by the way, thanks again for coming through in the clutch Mr. Larkin.

Video Vault: Thome's 596th homer -- another monster blast

Last night, Philadelphia's Jim Thome hit a 466-foot homer to straightaway center field at Target Field. It was another titanic blast from the modern-day Harmon Killebrew. Last year, in a Twins uniform, he crushed one to right, and it was equally impressive.

Video Vault: Drinking chocolate milk out of the Stanley Cup

Here's an instant classic. So what happens when your NHL team wins the Stanley Cup? You can do anything you want with the greatest trophy on Earth. Here, kids that belong to the L.A. Kings' Dustin Brown take a few straws and get to sipping chocolate milk.

Video Vault: Joe Mauer, hair stylist

Joe Mauer takes part in a Head & Shoulders contest where he styled someone's hair. This is weirdly awkward and somewhat sweet at the same time. So, if Joe is your barber, and you're trying to create conversation, is it OK to say, "Hey, Joe, how come you never swing at the first pitch even though it's always a strike?" Just sayin...

Video Vault: Joe Niekro's emery board revealed

On this day in 1987, the Yankees traded Joe Niekro to the Twins for catcher Mark Salas. Later in the year, the knuckleballer was caught on camera with a nail file in his pocket by umpire Steve Palermo.

Video Vault: George 'The Animal' Steele tosses out first pitch at Triple-A Rochester

We're declaring this to be an instant classic. He made his name in the WWE wrestling rings by eating turnbuckles. Saturday night, George "The Animal" Steele took a bite out of a baseball before he tossed out the first pitch at the Rochester Red Wings game.

Video Vault: Incredible Mikael Granlund goal

Check out the mind-blowing goal Wild signee Mikael Granlund scored in last year's World Championships against Russia.

Video Vault: The Carlos Gomez rap

So you think we sit around here at BMTN and dream up stupid junk to put on the web just so we can have a chuckle or two? Yes, we do. Enjoy this song celebrating Carlos Gomez, who whiffed in a plate appearance against emergency relief pitcher Drew Butera on Sunday.