The Poll Tennesseans weigh in on sports*

November 03, 2003

Favorite major league baseball team:

Atlanta Braves...............38%
St. Louis Cardinals...........7%
New York Yankees..............7%
No favorite..................18%

Favorite NFL team:

Tennessee Titans.............57%
Pittsburgh Steelers...........5%

Favorite NBA team:

Los Angeles Lakers...........15%
Memphis Grizzlies.............9%
No favorite..................44%

Favorite NHL team:

Nashville Predators..........28%
No favorite..................46%

Favorite pro team:

Tennessee Titans.............40%
Atlanta Braves...............17%

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

Peyton Manning...............47%
Steve McNair..................7%
Wilma Rudolph.................5%
Eddie George..................5%

State's biggest rival:

Florida......................49%
Alabama......................27%

Favorite announcer:

John Madden..................18%
John Ward....................11%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro..........................36%
College......................30%
Equal........................34%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf.........................20%
Fishing.......................8%
Hiking.......................12%
Swimming.....................12%

Favorite sports to watch on TV[1]:

Football.....................81%
Winter Olympics..............43%
Baseball.....................43%
Summer Olympics..............42%
Auto racing..................40%

Steve Spurrier.............65%
Brian Billick...............4%
Ron Zook....................3%

Despite his Volunteer State roots, former University of Florida
coach Spurrier is the most overwhelming choice of any Enemy so
far. Tennesseans' most hated opponents are the Florida Gators
(57%), Alabama Crimson Tide (16%) and Baltimore Ravens (4%).

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 414 Tennessee
residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of
error +/-4.5%.

[1]Multiple responses allowed.

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