The Poll Illinoisians weigh in on sports*

April 04, 2004

Favorite major league baseball team:

Chicago Cubs..........57%
St. Louis Cardinals...13%
Chicago White Sox...13%

Favorite NFL team:

Chicago Bears.........55%
St. Louis Rams........13%
Green Bay Packers...5%

Favorite NBA team:

Chicago Bulls..........52%
Los Angeles Lakers...7%

Favorite NHL team:

Chicago Blackhawks...43%
St. Louis Blues.........10%

Favorite pro team:

Chicago Cubs..........32%
Chicago Bears..........19%
St. Louis Cardinals...10%
Chicago White Sox...6%

Favorite college:

Illinois.................26%
Notre Dame..............12%

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

Michael Jordan.......50%
Walter Payton.........23%

State's biggest rivalry:

Cubs-White Sox.....43%
Cubs-Cardinals.......25%

State's biggest rival:

Wisconsin................43%
Missouri.................20%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro......................70%
College..................11%
Equal....................20%

Favorite sport to play:

Baseball/softball......15%
Golf...................14%
Bicycling..............12%

Favorite sports to watch on TV+:

Football....................75%
Baseball...................62%
Summer Olympics............46%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Brett Favre......................32%
Bob Knight......................7%
George Steinbrenner.....7%
Jerry Reinsdorf...............7%

Illinoisians left Steve Bartman off the list, instead targeting
the nemesis of their beloved Bears. Respondents' most hated
opponents: Favre's Packers (55%), the St. Louis Cardinals (13%)
and the Yankees (4%).

*Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 401 Illinois
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---83.4--HOT Rank: Tied for 9th of 37 states polled COLOR PHOTO: GREG FIUME/NEWSPORT/CORBIS (FAVRE)

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