The Poll North Carolinians weigh in on sports*

March 15, 2004

Favorite major league baseball team:

Atlanta Braves.........27%
New York Yankees....13%
Chicago Cubs............7%
No favorite................21%

Favorite NFL team:

Carolina Panthers...35%
Washington Redskins...8%
Dallas Cowboys..........7%

Favorite NBA team:

Los Angeles Lakers....10%
Chicago Bulls.............7%
No favorite...............49%

Favorite NHL team:

Carolina Hurricanes...35%
No favorite...............43%

Favorite pro team:

Carolina Panthers...22%
Atlanta Braves..........10%

Favorite college:

North Carolina.........28%
Duke..........................15%
N.C. State..................12%

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

Michael Jordan.......72%
"Choo-Choo" Justice...11%
David Thompson.......4%

State's biggest rivalry:

Duke-UNC...............56%
UNC-N.C. State......25%

Favorite announcer:

John Madden..........24%
Woody Durham.........9%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

College.....................38%
Pro............................35%
Equal........................28%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf...........................22%
Fishing......................15%
Basketball.................12%

Favorite sports to watch on TV:[+]

Football.....................74%
Basketball................52%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Bobby Bowden................18%
George Shinn.................16%
Mike Krzyzewski...........13%

The Florida State football coach has now been named Enemy in both
Carolinas. Respondents' most hated opponents: Bowden's Seminoles
(26%), Krzyzewski's Duke Blue Devils (15%) and the universities
of, yes, North Carolina (7%) and Maryland (7%).

*Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 401 North
Carolina 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----82.6--HOT Rank: 13th of first 34 states polled COLOR PHOTO: DAVE MARTIN/AP (BOWDEN)

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