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The Poll Kansans weigh in on sports*

Nov. 10, 2003
Nov. 10, 2003

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The Poll Kansans weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Favorite major league baseball team:

This is an article from the Nov. 10, 2003 issue

Kansas City Royals......56%
New York Yankees.........6%
Atlanta Braves...........5%

Favorite NFL team:

Kansas City Chiefs......55%
Denver Broncos...........6%

Favorite NBA team:

Los Angeles Lakers......10%
Chicago Bulls............7%
Boston Celtics...........6%
Dallas Mavericks.........6%
No favorite.............46%

Favorite NHL team:

Detroit Red Wings........9%
Colorado Avalanche.......7%
No favorite.............64%

Favorite pro team:

Kansas City Chiefs......39%
Kansas City Royals......14%

Favorite college team:

Kansas basketball.......37%
Kansas State football...20%

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

Wilt Chamberlain........31%
Gale Sayers.............11%
George Brett............10%
Barry Sanders............9%

State's biggest rival:

Missouri................40%
Nebraska................22%
Oklahoma................15%

Favorite announcer:

John Madden.............19%
Bob Costas...............7%
Mitch Holthaus...........5%
Max Falkenstien..........5%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf....................18%
Baseball/softball.......12%
Swimming................12%
Bowling.................10%

Favorite sports to watch on TV+:

Football................81%
Basketball..............54%
Winter Olympics.........52%

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 415 Kansas
residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of
error: +/-5%.

+ 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 --- 79.9 -- HOT Rank: 9th of first 17 states polledCOLOR PHOTO: DAVID BERGMAN (DAVIS)

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Al Davis................16%
Roy Williams............10%
Bob Stoops...............8%

As Chiefs fans, Kansans harbor no love for the Oakland
Raiders--especially team owner Davis. Asked to name their most
hated opponent, the poll respondents cited the University of
Missouri (25%), the Raiders (21%) and the University of Nebraska
(20%).