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Powers: In Mike Zimmer, Vikings choose anti-Frazier


By Tom Powers

St. Paul Pioneer Press

From the sacred to the profane. From Mr. Rogers neighborhood to Mr. Hyde’s laboratory.

Make way for the anti-Les Frazier.

The Vikings have hired hard-rock, tack-spitting, high-decibel Mike Zimmer as their new head coach. He has that wild-eyed Mike Shanahan look on the sideline, and when he goes off, his language can be psalty. He also can be, uh ... animated.

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