The Poll Kentuckians weigh in on sports*

May 02, 2004

Favorite major league baseball team:

Cincinnati Reds.......29%
Chicago Cubs...........12%

Favorite NFL team:

Tennessee Titans.....14%
Cincinnati Bengals...13%

Favorite NBA team:

Los Angeles Lakers...12%
No favorite...............44%

Favorite pro team:

Cincinnati Reds........14%
Tennessee Titans.....10%

Favorite college:

Kentucky...................63%
Louisville...................16%

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

Dan Issel...................14%
Muhammad Ali.........13%
Johnny Unitas..........12%
Jamal Mashburn.......6%

Sports figure you would most like to have dinner with:

Pete Rose..................7%
Michael Jordan.........7%

State's biggest rivalry:

U. of Kentucky-Louisville.................87%U. of
Kentucky-Tennessee..................2%

State's biggest rival:

Tennessee................31%
Indiana......................21%

Favorite announcer

Dick Vitale................18%
John Madden...........13%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

College.....................50%
Pro............................23%

Favorite Sport to Play:

Golf............................15%
Basketball.................14%
Baseball/softball......12%
Fishing......................12%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Rick Pitino......................38%
Christian Laettner.........18%
Bob Knight.....................12%

Now that Pitino is coaching archrival Louisville instead of the
University of Kentucky, many basketball fans in the state
consider him a traitor. Respondents' most hated opponents: Duke
(26%) and the University of Tennessee (20%).

COLOR PHOTO: TIMOTHY D.EASLEY/AP (PITINO) 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-88.6--HOT Rank: 2nd of first 41 states polled

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