The Poll Georgians weigh in on sports*

April 11, 2004

Favorite major league baseball team:

Atlanta Braves........70%
New York Yankees....5%

Favorite NFL team:

Atlanta Falcons.......33%
Dallas Cowboys.........5%
Green Bay Packers...5%
Miami Dolphins.........5%

Favorite NBA team:

Atlanta Hawks..........16%
Los Angeles Lakers...10%
No favorite..............52%

Favorite NHL team:

Atlanta Thrashers...32%
No favorite...............47%
Favorite pro team:
Atlanta Braves........48%
Atlanta Falcons.........7%

Favorite college:

Georgia....................39%
Georgia Tech..............7%

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

Herschel Walker......32%
Hank Aaron..............28%
Ty Cobb....................10%

State's biggest rivalry:

Georgia-Ga. Tech....67%
Georgia-Florida........16%

Favorite announcer:

Larry Munson..........21%
Skip Caray................19%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro............................37%
College.....................26%

Favorite sport to play:

Baseball/softball......19%
Running....................13%
Fishing......................12%

Favorite sports to watch on TV[+]:

Football....................77%
Baseball...................59%
Winter Olympics.....45%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Steve Spurrier................37%
George Steinbrenner.....11%
Bobby Bowden...............4%

No, neither Martha Burk nor Hootie made the list. Spurrier's win
was his fourth, tying him with Brett Favre for the most by a
non-Steinbrenner. Georgians' most hated opponents: the Florida
Gators (49%), New York Yankees (13%) and New York Mets (6%).

*Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 403 Georgia
residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of
error +/-5%.

[+]Multiple responses allowed.

COLOR ILLUSTRATION Enthuse-o-meter On a scale of 1 to 100, how would you rate your state'senthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'? COLD---78.8--HOT Rank: 22nd (tie) of first 38 states polled COLOR PHOTO: BILL HABER/AP (SPURRIER)

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