The Poll Iowans weigh in on sports*

March 01, 2004

Favorite major league baseball team:

Chicago Cubs..........36%
Minnesota Twins.......10%
St. Louis Cardinals....8%

Favorite NFL team:

Green Bay Packers.....18%
Minnesota Vikings.....15%
Chicago Bears.........14%

Favorite NBA team:

Chicago Bulls.........19%
Los Angeles Lakers.....8%
No favorite...........54%

Favorite NHL team:

Minnesota Wild.........7%
No favorite...........72%

Favorite pro team:

Chicago Cubs..........21%
Green Bay Packers.....13%
Minnesota Vikings......9%

Favorite college team:

Iowa..................58%
Iowa State............16%

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

Nile Kinnick..........35%
Dan Gable.............10%
Kurt Warner............9%
Bob Feller.............6%
Cael Sanderson.........4%

State's biggest rivalry:

Iowa-Iowa State.......90%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

College...............39%
Pro...................37%
Equal.................24%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf..................21%
Fishing...............16%
Football..............13%
Baseball/softball.....10%

Favorite sports to watch on TV:

Football..............78%
Basketball............51%
Baseball..............50%
Winter Olympics.......43%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Bob Knight............30%
George Steinbrenner....5%
Brett Favre............4%
Tom Osborne............4%
Joe Paterno............4%

The General was 34-20 against Big Ten rival Iowa while coaching
Indiana. Iowans' most hated opponents: the Nebraska Cornhuskers
(22%) and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (18%).

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 401 Iowa
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--80.7--HOT Rank: 17th of first 32 states polled COLOR PHOTO: BILL GREENBLATT/UPI (KNIGHT)

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