Mike Zimmerman
Sports Writer
(402) 461-1271

High School: Hastings High School

College and Major: Hastings College, majored in media production and how to use Powerpoint, minored in coaching

Life Before the Tribune: I've done a variety of things. I've played football in high school and college, so that was a big part of my life. Work wise, I've layed carpet for Jacobi's, picked up trash and recycling for Woodward's, carried groceries at Russ's, and coached the Hastings High running backs. Let's just say I've done and seen a lot — especially picking up trash.

Favorite color: Red

Favorite food: Chicken alfredo with brocolli. And anything chinese.

Favorite (workday) drink: Orange juice.

If you won the lottery what would you do? Travel, travel, and also help my parents retire. And travel.

Do you need glasses to read? Yes, since the sixth grade.

Your Super power? That's a tough one. I would say the ability to eat anything and not gain a pound, and then create my own show on the Travel Channel where I travel and eat huge portions of food. That's never been done.

Grrr: Facebook, but I can't give it up. Maybe someday, when it closes. That will be a scary day for many people, I'm sure.

Wish from a Genie: An infinite amount of wishes.

Best thing ever:Being with friends and close ones. And laughing.

Person dead or alive you'd like to interview and why? Jack Johnson, the musician. He is my hero.

My mom and dad told me that when I was younger, I would pretend to be a weather man. How did I end up in sports? There were signs. I named a cat Frazier for Tommie. I squeezed the stuffing out of a Herbie Husker doll when Davison caught that pass in the end zone. I spent dubious amounts of money on Ken Griffey Jr. baseball cards. I threw touchdown passes in front of Alcott School. I scored 14 points in a YMCA basketball game. I played in three high school football playoff games for the Tigers. I survived three-a-days at Hastings College. I think all those things are why I am a sports writer.

Mike Zimmerman
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