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Poll on Americans' favorite sports/What is sj.com's favorite sport?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ondeadline, Jan 15, 2007.

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What is your favorite sport?

  1. Hockey

    15 vote(s)
    13.9%
  2. Pro football

    26 vote(s)
    24.1%
  3. College football

    12 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. College basketball

    7 vote(s)
    6.5%
  5. Pro basketball

    4 vote(s)
    3.7%
  6. Baseball

    29 vote(s)
    26.9%
  7. Auto racing

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Golf

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Tennis

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Soccer

    8 vote(s)
    7.4%
  11. Track and field

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  12. Boxing

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Bowling

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  14. Other

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  15. Cricket

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  16. Curling

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    It's no surprise that a Harris Interactive poll shows that the pro football is the most popular, but its lead over baseball (in percentage saying it was their favorite sport) has dropped from last year's 33-14 lead to 29-14.

    The top 10:
    Pro football 29, baseball 14, college football 13, auto racing 9, men's pro basketball 7, men's college basketball 5, men's golf 4, hockey 4, men's soccer 3, men's tennis 2.

    The poll results are here: http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index.asp?PID=719

    And a good analysis of it is here: http://sportsmediawatch.blogspot.com/2007/01/popularity-contest.html

    Two interesting results:

    Remembering some of Crash Davis' lines in "Bull Durham" makes me wonder which pitches liberals prefer as opposed to conservatives. :)
     
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Re: Poll on Americans' favorite sports

    My list of favorites changes over time. College football used to be really low on the list (the NBA was actually higher, at one point) but now it's probably number three or four and the NBA is at or near the bottom.
     
  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Re: Poll on Americans' favorite sports

    Hockey is tops for me, followed by pro football, golf, college football and baseball.
     
  4. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Re: Poll on Americans' favorite sports

    My list:
    Tied for first: Hockey and college basketball; third, baseball; fourth, college football; fifth, pro football; sixth, pro basketball; seventh, women's tennis.

    OK, I added a poll so we can determine out SportsJournalists.com's favorite sport.
     
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Re: Poll on Americans' favorite sports

    MLB
    College football
    NFL
    College basketball
    NBA
    Golf
    MLS

    The others I tend to change the channel if they come on.
     
  6. MLB
    NFL
    College Football
    Cycling
    Golf
    College Basketball
    NBA
    NHL
    Auto Racing
    high school/college wrestling
     
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Baseball
    College Football
    NFL
    Everything else.
     
  8. statrat

    statrat Member

  9. College Basketball-March Madness is the greatest sports playoff system ever
    Pro Football-Close second
    Basketball
    College Football
    Baseball
    Hockey
     
  10. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I voted college football, but it could have just as easily been pro. Either way, football for me.
     
  11. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    OK, it's on there now. :)
     
  12. FuerteJ

    FuerteJ Active Member

    College football
    college basketball
    Pro football
    Golf
    everything else.

    then again, I grew up in the deep south. very few pro sports franchises near me, the Saints being the only one. I love the Saints, but I didn't have much to cheer for growing up (though there were good teams in the late 80s/early 90s there). Pro football is climbing on my list, though.
     
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