The Poll Nevadans weigh in on sports*

May 16, 2004

Favorite major league baseball team:

San Francisco Giants........12%
Los Angeles Dodgers..........9%
Chicago Cubs.................8%

Favorite NFL team:

Oakland Raiders.............12%
San Francisco 49ers.........12%

Favorite NBA team:

Los Angeles Lakers..........21%
Sacramento Kings............11%
No favorite.................32%

Favorite NHL team:

Colorado Avalanche...........7%
Detroit Red Wings............7%
No favorite.................53%

Favorite pro team:

Oakland Raiders.............10%
San Francisco 49ers..........7%

Favorite college:

UNLV........................19%
Nevada......................10%

Greatest athlete to live or play in your state:

Randall Cunningham..........17%
Larry Johnson...............12%
Greg Maddux.................11%
Andre Agassi.................8%

State's biggest rivalry:

Nevada-UNLV.................80%

State's biggest rival:

California..................28%
Utah........................21%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro.........................73%
College......................7%

Favorite sport to play:

Golf........................18%
Running.....................12%
Swimming....................11%

Favorite sports on TV+:

Football....................80%
Summer Olympics.............47%
Winter Olympics.............46%
Baseball....................42%
Basketball..................41%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Jerry Tarkanian.............10%
Al Davis.....................9%
Rick Majerus.................9%

No need to gnaw on the towel, Tark: Plenty of Nevadans love you,
thanks to your 509-105 record and one national title at UNLV.
Respondents' most hated opponents: the University of Nevada
(15%), the University of Utah (13%) and UNLV (11%).

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 400 Nevada
residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of
error +/-5%.

+ Multiple responses allowed.

COLOR CHART Enthuse-o-meter On a scale of 1 to 100, how would you rate your state'senthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'? COLD --- 61.9 -- HOT Rank: 42nd of first 43 states polled COLOR PHOTO: DAMIAN STROHMEYER (TARKANIAN)

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