The Poll Virginians weigh in on sports*

October 12, 2003

Favorite major league baseball team:

Baltimore Orioles.......22%
Atlanta Braves..........13%
New York Yankees........13%

Favorite NFL team:

Washington Redskins.....33%
Dallas Cowboys...........6%
New York Giants..........6%
Pittsburgh Steelers......6%

Favorite NBA team:

Washington Wizards......16%
Los Angeles Lakers......10%
Boston Celtics...........5%
Chicago Bulls............5%
No favorite.............39%

Favorite NHL team:

Washington Capitals.....22%
No favorite.............48%

State's biggest rival:

North Carolina..........25%
Maryland................18%
Florida.................12%

State's biggest rivalry:

Virginia-Virginia Tech..63%
Redskins-Cowboys........11%

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

Michael Vick............27%
Ralph Sampson...........13%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro.....................61%
College.................20%
Equal...................19%

Favorite sport to play:

Swimming................12%
Baseball/softball.......10%
Running.................10%
Billiards................9%
Cycling..................8%

Favorite sports to watch on TV(+):

Football................79%
Winter Olympics.........47%
Baseball................42%
Summer Olympics.........42%
Basketball..............40%

*Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 412 Virginia
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 ---- 72.5 -- HOT

Rank: 11th of first 13 states polled

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