The Poll Arkansans weigh in on sports*

December 01, 2003

Favorite major league baseball team:

St. Louis Cardinals.......27%
Atlanta Braves.............9%
Chicago Cubs...............8%

Favorite NFL team:

Dallas Cowboys............26%
Green Bay Packers.........11%
St. Louis Rams.............6%

Favorite NBA team:

Los Angeles Lakers........19%
Chicago Bulls..............9%
No favorite...............35%

Favorite NHL team:

Detroit Red Wings..........6%
St. Louis Blues............5%
No favorite...............62%

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

Sidney Moncrief...........20%
Scottie Pippen............13%
Corliss Williamson.........8%
Brooks Robinson............7%
Lance Alworth..............7%

Favorite pro team:

Dallas Cowboys............17%
St. Louis Cardinals.......13%
Green Bay Packers..........7%
Atlanta Braves.............7%

State's biggest rival:

Texas.....................23%
Tennessee.................19%
Alabama...................16%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

College...................39%
Pro.......................34%
Equal.....................27%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf......................21%
Swimming..................20%
Fishing...................20%
Baseball/softball.........13%
Hunting...................11%

Favorite sports to watch on TV+:

Football..................79%
Winter Olympics...........52%
Basketball................49%
Summer Olympics...........47%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Nolan Richardson..........16%
Frank Broyles.............12%
Lou Holtz.................12%

Arkansans haven't forgotten Richardson's acrimonious departure as
Hogs basketball coach in 2002 (or athletic director Broyles's
perceived role in that departure). The most hated opponents: the
universities of Texas (35%), Tennessee (20%) and Alabama (10%).

*Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 422 Arkansas
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'senthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'? COLD --- 81.2 -- HOT Rank: 9th of first 20 states polled COLOR PHOTO: APRIL L. BROWN/AP (RICHARDSON)

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