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Mike Zimmer Meets Mike Zimmer At Vikings Camp
WCCO.COM ^ | 29 MAY 2014 | AP

Posted on 05/29/2014 6:48:08 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Mike Zimmer, meet Mike Zimmer.

The Minnesota Vikings saw enough during a tryout earlier this month to bring second-year linebacker Mike Zimmer to camp this season. And Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says it has nothing to do with the linebacker’s name or background.

The coach and the player are not related. But in an uncanny coincidence, they both have the same name and both went to college at Illinois State.

“It’s been funny because all through college some of the old Illinois State people have told me about him,” the linebacker said with a smile on Thursday after practice. “It’s tough because I can’t even Google myself. Other than that it’s been a real pleasure working with coach. He’s such a great defensive mind. It’s been really nice.”

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1 posted on 05/29/2014 6:48:08 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

bttt


2 posted on 05/29/2014 6:50:48 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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My mom used to know Don Zimmer when he played in Minneapolis. I not being a vikin fan, I always say, Don Zimmer when I hear Mark Zimmer.

I hope Pedro Martinez doesn't throw coach Zimmer on the head during a game against Boston.

3 posted on 05/29/2014 8:22:36 PM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Mike Zimmer was my coach at Weber State along with Mike Price and Dave Campo. Coach Zimmer was intense and during our games I found myself watching him and not the game. He was like Lombardi on the sidelines because he looks like the prototypical coach with steely eyes and a machine gun mouth. My clearest memory was when he started choking on his chew during a heated argument with the ref. I wonder if there is a bobble head of coach Zimmer. Go Vikings. Go both Zimmers.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 9:13:36 PM PDT by Fairhairedboy (Go Sarah!)
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That’s impressive. I hope they prepared you well for the rest of your life, following the Lombardi example.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 9:21:22 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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I am 1 stoked Vikings fan!


6 posted on 05/29/2014 11:34:21 PM PDT by vpintheak (I will not comply!)
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