The Poll Mississippians weigh in on sports*

June 27, 2004

Favorite major league baseball team:

Atlanta Braves.................29%
New York Yankees................8%
St. Louis Cardinals.............6%

Favorite NFL team:

New Orleans Saints.............20%
Tennessee Titans...............16%
Green Bay Packers..............13%

Favorite NBA team:

Los Angeles Lakers.............13%
Memphis Grizzlies...............8%

Favorite NHL team:

Detroit Red Wings...............4%
Anaheim Mighty Ducks............4%

Favorite pro team:

New Orleans Saints.............16%
Atlanta Braves.................10%
Green Bay Packers..............10%

Favorite college:

Mississippi State..............26%
Ole Miss.......................21%
Southern Mississippi...........13%

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

Archie Manning.................24%
Brett Favre....................21%

State's biggest rivalry:

Ole Miss-Mississippi State.....77%

State's biggest rival:

Alabama........................43%

Favorite announcer

John Madden....................20%
Jack Crystal...................12%

More a fan of college or pro sports?

Pro............................39%
College........................27%

Favorite sports to watch on TV+:

Football.......................84%
Basketball.....................43%
Winter Olympics................42%
Summer Olympics................42%

ENEMY OF THE STATE

Tommy Tuberville...............36%
Bear Bryant.....................9%
Steve Spurrier..................7%

Tuberville coached Ole Miss for four seasons, but in November
1998--shortly after promising not to leave the school--he jumped
to Auburn. Mississippians' most hated opponents: LSU (37%) and
Alabama (27%).

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

COLOR PHOTO: DAVE MARTIN/AP (TUBERVILLE) 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 --- 81.6 -- HOT Rank: 20th (tied with South Carolina) of first 49 statespolled

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