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The Poll New Hampshirites weigh in on sports*

April 26, 2004
April 26, 2004

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The Poll New Hampshirites weigh in on sports*

Compiled by Bill Syken

Favorite major league baseball team:

This is an article from the April 26, 2004 issue

Boston Red Sox.........73%
New York Yankees........7%

Favorite NFL team:

New England Patriots...74%

Favorite NBA team:

Boston Celtics.........47%
San Antonio Spurs.......5%
No favorite............36%

Favorite NHL team:

Boston Bruins..........59%
No favorite............25%

Favorite pro team:

New England Patriots...40%
Boston Red Sox.........26%
Boston Bruins...........6%

Favorite college:

New Hampshire..........24%
Notre Dame.............12%
Boston College..........9%

Sports figure you'd most like to have dinner with:

Tom Brady..............14%
Bobby Orr...............6%
Nomar Garciaparra.......4%
Larry Bird..............4%

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

Carlton Fisk...........34%

State's biggest rivalry:

Red Sox-Yankees........36%
Dartmouth-UNH..........15%
Maine-UNH..............12%

State's biggest rival:

New York...............36%
Maine..................21%
Massachusetts..........21%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro....................77%
College.................7%

Favorite sport to play:

Hiking.................15%
Golf...................12%
Swimming...............12%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

George Steinbrenner....46%
Roger Clemens..........15%
Derek Jeter.............8%

The Boss completes his sweep of every New England state except
Connecticut (where he was a close second). The Granite State's
most hated opponents: Steinbrenner's New York Yankees (72%) and
the University of Maine (9%).

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 402 New
Hampshire residents who identified themselves as sports fans.
Margin of error +/-5%.

COLOR ILLUSTRATION Enthuse-o-meterOn a scale of 1 to 100, how would you rate your state'senthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'? COLD -- 75.0 -- HOT Rank: 31st of first 40 states polledCOLOR PHOTO: STEVE FENN/ABC NEWS/AP