The Poll Idahoans weigh in on sports*

June 06, 2004

Favorite major league baseball team:

Seattle Mariners........24%
New York Yankees.........8%
Chicago Cubs.............8%
Atlanta Braves...........8%

Favorite NFL team:

Denver Broncos..........14%
Seattle Seahawks........14%
San Francisco 49ers.....10%
Green Bay Packers.......10%

Favorite NBA team:

Utah Jazz...............21%
Los Angeles Lakers......13%
No favorite.............38%

Favorite NHL team:

Colorado Avalanche......12%
No favorite.............54%

Favorite pro team:

Seattle Mariners........12%
Denver Broncos...........9%
Seattle Seahawks.........8%

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

Jake Plummer............14%
Jerry Kramer............14%
Harmon Killebrew........10%

State's biggest rivalry:

Boise State-Idaho.......51%
Boise St.-Idaho St......15%

State's biggest rival:

Utah....................16%
Washington..............14%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro.....................58%
College.................17%

Favorite sport to play:

Fishing.................13%
Golf....................13%

Favorite sports to watch on TV +:

Football................72%
Winter Olympics.........51%
Summer Olympics.........48%
Baseball................41%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Al Davis................13%
Houston Nutt.............7%
Chris Tormey.............6%

Idahoans' favorite NFL team is the Broncos, so the Raiders' owner
was a logical choice. As for the runners-up, Nutt coached
football at Boise State and Tormey at Idaho. The most hated foes:
the University of Idaho (15%) and Washington State (12%).

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 401 Idaho
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 --- 62.7 -- HOT Rank: 44th of first 46 states polled COLOR PHOTO: PAUL SAKUMA/AP (DAVIS)

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