The Poll Wisconsinites weigh in on sports*

October 05, 2003

Favorite major league baseball team:

Milwaukee Brewers...48%
Chicago Cubs...........10%
Minnesota Twins.......4%
No favorite...............24%

Favorite NFL team:

Green Bay Packers...83%
Chicago Bears...........5%

Favorite NBA team:

Milwaukee Bucks....47%
Los Angeles Lakers...6%
Chicago Bulls.............4%
No favorite...............35%

Favorite NHL team:

Detroit Red Wings.....11%
Chicago Blackhawks...9%
Colorado Avalanche...5%
No favorite...............59%

Favorite pro team:

Green Bay Packers...77%
Chicago Cubs.............4%
Milwaukee Bucks......3%
Chicago Bears...........3%

Greatest athlete who ever lived in or played for a team in your
state:

Brett Favre................50%
Bart Starr..................13%
Hank Aaron..............10%

State's biggest rivalry:

Packers-Bears........32%
Packers-Vikings......27%
Wisconsin-Marquette...27%

State's biggest rival:

Illinois.......................44%
Minnesota................42%
Michigan....................8%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf...........................24%
Fishing......................13%
Hiking........................13%
Bowling.....................10%

Favorite sports to watch on TV+:

Football....................86%
Winter Olympics......43%
Summer Olympics...39%
Basketball................34%
Golf............................31%

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 415 Wisconsin
residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of
error +/-4.8%.

+ Multiple responses allowed.

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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--84.5-HOT

Rank: 2nd of first 12 states polled

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