The Poll Texans weigh in on sports*

September 28, 2003

Favorite major league baseball team:
Texas Rangers.........37%
Houston Astros.......20%
New York Yankees.....7%

Favorite NFL team:
Dallas Cowboys.......45%
Houston Texans.......17%
Green Bay Packers....4%

Favorite NBA team:
Dallas Mavericks.....35%
Houston Rockets.....16%
San Antonio Spurs...16%
No favorite..............20%

Favorite NHL team:
Dallas Stars.............50%
Detroit Red Wings.....3%
No favorite...............35%

Favorite pro team:
Dallas Cowboys.......26%
Dallas Mavericks.......9%
San Antonio Spurs....8%
Texas Rangers...........7%

Greatest athlete who ever lived in or played for a team in your
state:
Nolan Ryan..............20%
Roger Staubach.......18%
Emmitt Smith............14%
Earl Campbell............9%

State's biggest rivalry:
Texas-Texas A&M..56%
Texas-Oklahoma......15%
Cowboys-Texans.......7%

Favorite Sports to play:
Fishing......................14%
Swimming..................13%
Baseball-softball......12%
Basketball.................12%
Golf............................12%
Football.....................10%

Favorite sports to watch on television+
Football....................78%
Basketball................46%
Summer Olympics....46%
Winter Olympics.....46%
Baseball..................40%
Hockey ....................27%
Auto racing .............26%

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 410 Texas
residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of
error +/-4.8%.
+ Multiple responses allowed.

COLOR CHART Enthuse-o-meter On a scale of 1 to 100, how would you rate your state's enthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'? COLD--87.7---HOT Rank: 1st of first 11 states polled

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