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The Poll Washingtonians weigh in on sports*

Nov. 17, 2003
Nov. 17, 2003

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Nov. 17, 2003

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The Poll Washingtonians weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Favorite major league baseball team:

This is an article from the Nov. 17, 2003 issue Original Layout

Seattle Mariners.........75%
New York Yankees..........5%

Favorite NFL team:

Seattle Seahawks.........42%
Oakland Raiders...........6%
No favorite..............20%

Favorite NBA team:

Seattle SuperSonics......45%
Los Angeles Lakers........7%
No favorite..............26%

Favorite NHL team:

Vancouver Canucks........11%
Detroit Red Wings.........7%
No favorite..............54%

Favorite pro team:

Seattle Mariners.........56%
Seattle Seahawks.........10%

State's biggest rival:

California...............51%
Oregon...................24%
New York.................10%

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

Steve Largent............17%
Ken Griffey Jr...........13%
Edgar Martinez............8%

Favorite announcer:

Dave Niehaus.............36%
John Madden...............8%
Kevin Calabro.............6%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro......................61%
College..................14%
Equal ...................25%

Favorite sport to play:

Baseball/softball........16%
Swimming.................16%
Hiking...................14%
Fishing..................13%

Favorite sports to watch on TV(+):

Baseball.................70%
Football.................65%
Winter Olympics..........54%
Summer Olympics..........49%

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 422 Washington
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 ---- 78.8 -- HOT Rank: 11th of first 18 states polledCOLOR PHOTO: JOHN CORDES/ICON SMI (RODRIGUEZ)

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Alex Rodriguez...........25%
George Steinbrenner......18%
Al Davis..................8%

This is the price A-Rod pays for signing that $252 million
contract with the Texas Rangers in 2000 instead of remaining with
the Mariners. At least he didn't sign with the New York Yankees,
the state's most hated opponent (31%), ahead of the Oakland
Raiders (21%) and A's (10%).