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The Poll Hoosiers weigh in on sports*

Feb. 16, 2004
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The Poll Hoosiers weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Favorite major league baseball team:

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Chicago Cubs............37%
Cincinnati Reds..........9%
Chicago White Sox........6%
New York Yankees.........6%

Favorite NFL team:

Indianapolis Colts......49%
Chicago Bears...........14%
San Francisco 49ers......4%

Favorite NBA team:

Indiana Pacers..........60%
Chicago Bulls...........11%

Favorite NHL team:

Chicago Blackhawks......16%
Detroit Red Wings........9%

Favorite pro team:

Indianapolis Colts......26%
Indiana Pacers..........16%
Chicago Cubs............13%
Chicago Bears............7%

Favorite college team:

Indiana.................37%
Purdue..................21%
Notre Dame..............18%

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

Larry Bird..............53%
Joe Montana..............7%

State's biggest rivalry:

Indiana-Purdue..........74%
Notre Dame-Purdue........8%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro.....................52%
College.................22%
Equal...................26%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf....................16%
Bowling.................15%
Baseball/softball.......14%

Favorite sports to watch on TV +:

Football................78%
Basketball..............55%
Winter Olympics.........50%
Auto racing.............43%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Bob Knight..............23%
Spike Lee................7%
Gene Keady...............5%

At least Indianans still care about the General, who led the
Hoosiers to three NCAA championships before being stripped of his
command four years ago. Respondents' most hated foes: Kentucky
(26%), New York Knicks (11%) and Michigan (9%).

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 401 Indiana
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 --- 82.7 -- HOT Rank: 11th of first 30 states polledCOLOR PHOTO: ED REINKE/AP (KNIGHT)