The Poll Alabamians weigh in on sports*

November 24, 2003

Favorite major league baseball team:

Atlanta Braves.........58%
New York Yankees........4%

Favorite NFL team:

Tennessee Titans.......15%
Dallas Cowboys.........10%
Atlanta Falcons.........9%
Miami Dolphins..........9%

Favorite NBA team:

Los Angeles Lakers......9%
No favorite............58%

Favorite NHL team:

Detroit Red Wings.......3%
No favorite............71%

Favorite pro team:

Atlanta Braves.........42%

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

Joe Namath.............36%
Bo Jackson.............27%
Hank Aaron..............6%
Bart Starr..............4%

State's biggest rival:

Tennessee..............38%
Florida................31%
Georgia................17%

Favorite announcer:

Eli Gold...............19%
John Madden............12%
Keith Jackson..........12%
Skip Caray.............12%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

College................51%
Pro....................28%
Equal..................21%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf...................19%
Fishing................13%
Football...............13%

Favorite sports to watch on TV+:

Football...............80%
Baseball...............47%
Auto Racing............42%

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 422 Alabama
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 --- 88.8 -- HOT Rank: 1st of first 19 states polled COLOR PHOTO: ALAN MONTHNER/AP (SPURRIER)

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Steve Spurrier.........21%
Phillip Fulmer.........15%
Dennis Franchione.......8%

Even though he hasn't coached Crimson Tide football nemesis
Florida since 2001, Spurrier remains Mr. Unpopularity in Alabama.
As their state's most hated opponents, respondents chose the
Tennessee Volunteers (31%), the Florida Gators (23%) and the
Auburn Tigers (20%).

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