The Poll

July 11, 2004

AMERICA SPEAKS

SI wraps up its yearlong celebration of sports in the 50 states
with our national poll results and a look at the greats from the
District of Columbia

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro............................59%
College.......................19%

FAVORITE BASEBALL TEAM:

New York Yankees...11%
Atlanta Braves...........9%
Chicago Cubs.............8%
Boston Red Sox.........6%
Los Angeles Dodgers...4%
New York Mets..........4%
San Francisco Giants...4%
No favorite............14%

Favorite pro team:

New York Yankees....6%
Atlanta Braves..........5%
Chicago Cubs............4%
Dallas Cowboys.........4%
Green Bay Packers...4%
Los Angeles Lakers...4%

FAVORITE NFL TEAM:

Dallas Cowboys....8%
Green Bay Packers....6%
San Francisco 49ers...6%
Chicago Bears............5%
New England Patriots..5%
New York Giants........5%
Miami Dolphins..........4%
Pittsburgh Steelers...4%
No favorite..............9%

Favorite college:

Notre Dame...............4%
Nebraska...................3%
Florida....................2%
Michigan...................2%
Penn State.................2%

Favorite announcer:

John Madden..........18%
Bob Costas............4%
Al Michaels.............4%
Terry Bradshaw.........3%
Vin Scully..............3%

FAVORITE NBA TEAM:

Los Angeles Lakers..12%
Boston Celtics...........6%
Chicago Bulls............6%
New York Knicks.......4%
Detroit Pistons..........3%
No favorite...............34%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf............................16%
Swimming.................12%
Baseball/Softball.......11%
Fishing.......................11%
Basketball..................9%
Bowling......................9%
Hiking.........................8%
Running......................8%
Weightlifting..............8%

FAVORITE NHL TEAM:

Detroit Red Wings.....7%
Boston Bruins.............4%
Chicago Blackhawks.......4%
Dallas Stars................4%
New York Rangers.........4%
No favorite...............40%

Favorite sports to watch on TV[+]:

Football....................78%
Baseball...................50%
Winter Olympics......48%
Summer Olympics...46%
Basketball.................42%
Auto racing..............28%
Golf...........................25%
Figure skating.........23%
Hockey.....................23%

*Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 20,660 U.S.
residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of
error +/-1%.

[+]Multiple responses allowed.

ENEMY OF THE NATION

George Steinbrenner.........10%
Al Davis..............................5%
Steve Spurrier...................4%
Brett Favre........................3%
Shaquille O'Neal...............2%

MOST HATED TEAM

New York Yankees...........9%
Oakland Raiders...............5%
Green Bay Packers..........4%
Dallas Cowboys...............3%
Florida Gators................3%

Enthuse-o-meter

On a scale of 1 to 100, how did each state rate its enthusiasm
for sports? Here's a look at the five on each extreme.

LOWEST
VERMONT
59.7

HIGHEST
NEBRASKA
89.1

LOWEST

Vermont (59.7)
Nevada (61.9)
Idaho (62.7)
Alaska (67.6)
Delaware (67.7)

HIGHEST

Nebraska (89.1)
Alabama (88.8)
Kentucky (88.6)
Massachusetts (88.3)
Texas (87.7)

COLOR PHOTO: HOWARD SCHATZ (STEINBRENNER) COLOR CHART COLD HOT

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