The Poll Coloradans weigh in on sports*

December 15, 2003

Favorite major league baseball team:

Colorado Rockies...............56%
New York Yankees................8%
No favorite....................15%

Favorite NFL team:

Denver Broncos.................67%
Dallas Cowboys..................5%

Favorite NBA team:

Denver Nuggets.................24%
Los Angeles Lakers.............11%
No favorite....................43%

Favorite NHL team:

Colorado Avalanche.............80%
Detroit Red Wings...............2%

Favorite pro team:

Denver Broncos.................43%
Colorado Avalanche.............26%
Colorado Rockies................5%

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

John Elway.....................77%
Patrick Roy.....................7%
Byron (Whizzer) White...........3%
Peter Forsberg..................3%

State's biggest rivalry:

Colorado-Colorado State........56%
Broncos-Raiders................18%
Avalanche-Red Wings.............8%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro............................63%
College........................14%
Equal..........................23%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf...........................19%
Hiking.........................14%
Fishing........................11%
Baseball/softball..............10%

Favorite sports to watch on TV+:

Football.......................84%
Hockey.........................56%
Winter Olympics................47%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Al Davis.......................54%
Bill Romanowski................10%
Rick Neuheisel..................4%

The Raiders have long been the Broncos' archrivals, and Oakland
owner Davis the archenemy. Indeed, Coloradans chose the Raiders
(65%) as their most hated opponent, followed by the Detroit Red
Wings (16%) and the University of Nebraska (10%).

*Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 420 Colorado
residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of
error +/-5%.

+Multiple responses allowed.

COLOR CHART Enthuse-o-meterOn a scale of 1 to 100, how would you rate your state'senthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'? COLD ---- 84.6 -- HOT Rank: 5th of first 22 states polled COLOR PHOTO: DAN KRAUSS/AP (DAVIS)

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