Mike Zimmer Relaxes By Driving His Big Green Tractor Around His ‘Guy Ranch’


Mike Zimmer is known for being super intense as a football coach, but even super intense guys occasionally have to kick back. So what does Mike Zimmer do when he needs to shake off the tension of life and get a little relaxation?

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Simple. He heads down to Kentucky and fires up his big green John Deere tractor.

Zimmer spoke about his favorite form of recreation with Paul Allen on KFAN Thursday morning. PA asked the coach how excited he was to get on his new piece of farm equipment and do some plowing (or whatever).

“That was fun,” Zimmer replied (via Vikings.com). “I put in some food plots last week. For the wild life. So that was kind of fun.”

Zimmer later revealed that he has a whole spread down in Kentucky, referring to it as not a “dude ranch” but a “guy ranch.”

“I’ve got a little fishing lake and some hunting property,” Zimmer said in describing his place. “I like spending time there. No one’s there. It’s just me.”

It’s just Mike Zimmer, on his tractor, alone with the wild life and his thoughts. Far away from Paul Allen and the rest of the media. That’s how Zim kicks back.

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