The Poll Floridians weigh in on sports*

February 23, 2004

Favorite major league baseball team:

Florida Marlins.........30%
New York Yankees........16%

Favorite NFL team:

Miami Dolphins..........25%
Tampa Bay Bucs..........25%

Favorite NBA team:

Miami Heat..............14%
Orlando Magic...........12%
No favorite.............43%

Favorite NHL team:

Florida Panthers........16%
Tampa Bay Lightning.....12%
No favorite.............40%

Favorite pro team:

Tampa Bay Bucs..........17%
Miami Dolphins..........17%
New York Yankees.........9%

Favorite college team:

Florida Gators..........20%
Miami Hurricanes........15%
Fla. St. Seminoles......14%

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

Dan Marino..............33%
Emmitt Smith.............8%
Steve Spurrier...........5%
Bob Griese...............5%

State's biggest rivalry:

Florida-FSU.............58%
FSU-Miami...............17%
Florida-Miami............7%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro.....................56%
College.................12%
Equal...................31%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf....................19%
Swimming................19%
Fishing.................13%

Favorite sports to watch on TV+:

Football................88%
Baseball................56%
Summer Olympics.........43%
Winter Olympics.........41%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

George Steinbrenner.....15%
Steve Spurrier..........11%
Wayne Huizenga...........9%

Poor George (who leads the pack with four Enemy selections) can't
catch a break, even in the state he has called home for the last
31 years. Floridians' most hated foes: the University of Georgia
(13%), Steinbrenner's Yankees (11%) and the Jets (10%).

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 402 Florida
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 --- 83.4 -- HOT Rank: 9th of first 31 states polled COLOR PHOTO: PETER COSGROVE/AP (STEINBRENNER)

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