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Compiled by Bill Syken
August 04, 2003
Ohioans weigh in on sports*
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August 04, 2003

The Poll

Ohioans weigh in on sports*

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ENEMY OF THE STATE

Art Modell 52%
Mike Brown 6%
Bo Schembechler 5%

Who else could be Ohio's No. 1 enemy but the man who in 1996 moved the original Browns out of Cleveland? As their most hated opponents, Ohioans chose the University of Michigan (49%), the Pittsburgh Steelers (24%) and, yes, the Baltimore Ravens (6%).

Enthuse-o-meter

On a scale of 1 to 100, how would you rate your state's enthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'?

COLD HOT 82.8

WHO & WHERE

(1) George Steinbrenne
Love or hate the Rocky Road native, but consider this: In 2003 he's paying his New York Yankees $45 million more than the Indians' and Reds' payrolls combined.

(2) LeBron James
The No. I pick in this year's NBA draft led St. Vincent-St. Mary's of Akron to three state high school titles. Next season he'll play his home games 39 miles down the road, in Cleveland.

(3) Thurman Munson
The great Yankees catcher and team captain, from Akron, died in 1979 when the plane he was piloting crashed in Canton; the minor league stadium in Canton is now named after him.

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