The Poll Arizonans weigh in on sports*

January 26, 2004

Favorite major league baseball team:

Arizona D-Backs.....60%
Chicago Cubs............6%

Favorite NFL team:

Arizona Cardinals.....10%
San Francisco 49ers...8%
Dallas Cowboys.........8%
Green Bay Packers....8%
Denver Broncos........7%

Favorite NBA team:

Phoenix Suns...........42%
Los Angeles Lakers...7%
No favorite............27%

Favorite NHL team:

Phoenix Coyotes.....38%
No favorite............37%

Favorite pro team:

Arizona D-Backs......40%
Phoenix Coyotes.......6%

Favorite college to root for:

Arizona State..........29%
Arizona................21%

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

Randy Johnson........18%
Barry Bonds...........12%
Charles Barkley.......10%
Danny White...........9%

State's biggest rival:

California.................72%
Texas.......................5%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro.................65%
College.............14%
Equal...............22%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf...................16%
Baseball/softball......13%
Hiking.................13%
Basketball.............10%

Favorite sports to watch on TV+:

Football.............70%
Baseball.............66%
Basketball...........48%
Winter Olympics......42%
Summer Olympics......40%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Bill Bidwill................36%
Barry Bonds..................18%
George Steinbrenner.....7%

The Cardinals' owner has pulled off quite a feat: He's the top
Enemy in both the state from which he moved his NFL team
(Missouri) and the state to which he moved it. Respondents' most
hated opponent: the San Francisco Giants (20%).

*Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 403 Arizona
residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of
error +/-5.0%.

+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---68.9--HOT Rank: 24th of first 27 states polled COLOR PHOTO: PETER READ MILLER (BIDWILL)

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