The Poll Alaskans weigh in on sports*

March 08, 2004

Favorite major league baseball team:

Seattle Mariners.....22%
Chicago Cubs.............11%

Favorite NFL team:

Seattle Seahawks.....16%
San Francisco 49ers...11%
Green Bay Packers...9%

Favorite NBA team:

Los Angeles Lakers...18%
Seattle SuperSonics...7%
No favorite...............39%

Favorite NHL team:

New Jersey Devils...10%
Colorado Avalanche...6%
No favorite...............50%

Favorite pro team:

Seattle Seahawks.....8%
San Francisco 49ers...8%
Seattle Mariners.......7%
Green Bay Packers...7%

Favorite college teams:

Washington...............8%
Alaska-Anchorage....8%
Alaska-Fairbanks.......7%

Greatest athlete to live or play in your state:

Scott Gomez............36%
Trajan Langdon........13%
Carlos Boozer............9%

State's biggest rivalry:

Alaska-Anchorage vs. Alaska-Fairbanks....56%
High school rivalries...11%
Iditarod rivalries........4%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro............................74%
College.......................9%

Favorite sport to participate in:

Fishing.....................24%
Hunting......................11%

Favorite sports to watch on TV[+]:

Football....................76%
Winter Olympics.....50%
Baseball....................41%
Summer Olympics...39%
Basketball................32%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

George Steinbrenner......15%
Mike Cusack Jr..............11%
Al Davis..........................10%

The Boss earned his fifth Enemy title by edging Cusack, former
owner of the minor league hockey Alaska Aces. The teams most
hated by Alaskans are the Fresno Falcons (13%)--the Aces'
archrivals--the Yankees (9%) and the Oakland Raiders (9%).

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 400 Alaska
residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of
error +/-5%.

[+]Multiple responses allowed.

COLOR CHART Enthuse-o-meterOn a scale of 1 to 100, how would you rate your state'senthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'? COLD---67.6--HOT Rank: 33rd of first 33 states polled COLOR PHOTO: CHUCK SOLOMON (STEINBRENNER)

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