Skip to comments.Mike Zimmer Meets Mike Zimmer At Vikings Camp
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 linebackers 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.
Its 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. Its tough because I cant even Google myself. Other than that its been a real pleasure working with coach. Hes such a great defensive mind. Its been really nice.
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I hope Pedro Martinez doesn't throw coach Zimmer on the head during a game against Boston.
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.
That’s impressive. I hope they prepared you well for the rest of your life, following the Lombardi example.
I am 1 stoked Vikings fan!
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