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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.