Watch Mike Zimmer Struggle to Rein In His Profanity


Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This whole KSTP interview between Mike Zimmer and Joe Schmit is vaguely uncomfortable.

Zimmer seems a little fidgety, like he needs to go pee or something. And what’s with him constantly looking off-camera?

At one point Zimmer starts to tell a story, then asks the PR person off-camera whether he should proceed. Ultimately he decides not to tell the story.

The Zimmer gold comes near the end of the interview (around 17 seconds remaining) when he tries to talk about players’ “guts” but instead uses another word that rhymes with “guts.” Then chuckles like he knows he did a no-no.

Mike Zimmer likes players with testicular fortitude.




Church bells.

These are all acceptable euphemisms.

Mike Zimmer, being Mike Zimmer, instinctively goes for the one variation they don’t want you to say on KSTP.

No wonder he seems so uncomfortable and squirmy. He wants to say profane words so bad.

He even needs a PR handler there to help rein him in.

What happens the first time Zimmer gets so mad he just can’t hold it anymore?

When will Mt. Zimmer erupt?

The first time Matt Cassel throws three interceptions?

This guy is going to lose it at some point, and it’s going to be amazing.

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