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The Poll Mainers weigh in on sports*

Feb. 02, 2004
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The Poll Mainers weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Favorite major league baseball team:

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Boston Red Sox..............77%
New York Yankees.............7%

Favorite NFL team:

New England Patriots........72%
Green Bay Packers............3%
New York Giants..............3%

Favorite NBA team:

Boston Celtics..............61%
No favorite.................27%

Favorite NHL team:

Boston Bruins...............61%
No favorite.................24%

Favorite pro team:

New England Patriots........33%
Boston Red Sox..............31%
Boston Bruins................6%

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

Paul Kariya.................26%
Cindy Blodgett..............12%
Joan Benoit Samuelson.......11%
Mike Bordick................10%

State's biggest rival:

Massachusetts...............25%
New Hampshire...............25%
New York....................24%

Favorite announcer:

Jerry Remy..................19%
John Madden.................15%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro.........................81%
College......................7%
Equal.......................12%

Favorite sport to play:

Fishing.....................18%
Golf........................14%
Swimming....................12%
Hiking......................11%

Favorite sports to watch on TV[1]:

Football....................75%
Baseball....................53%
Winter Olympics.............52%
Summer Olympics.............38%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

George Steinbrenner.........36%
Roger Clemens...............16%
Bill Parcells................8%

The Boss--previously named the Enemy of Rhode Island and New
Jersey--joins Jerry Jones and Steve Spurrier as a three-state
winner. Mainers' most hated foes: the New York Yankees (63%), the
University of New Hampshire (16%) and Boston University (5%).

*Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 407 Maine
residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of
error +/-5%.
[1]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 --- 71.9 -- HOT Rank: 23rd of first 28 states polledCOLOR PHOTO: STEVE FENN/HO-ABC NEWS/AP PHOTO (STEINBRENNER)