ENEMY OF THE STATE
Bob Irsay 16%
Peter Angelos 15%
George Steinbrenner 12%
The late owner who moved the Colts to Indianapolis in 1984 barely beat the owner who has presided over the Orioles' recent decline. As their most hated opponent, Marylanders chose the Dallas Cowboys (27%), New York Yankees (22%) and Duke (17%).
* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 401 Maryland residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of error +/-4.9%.
?Multiple responses allowed.
WHO & WHERE
(1) Hagerstown Suns
The Class A affiliate of the Giants recently gave away a free funeral as a fan promotion.
(2) Howard County
The athletic-minded county (slogan: Get up, get out and get active) is the SI Sportstown for having Maryland's best community sports programs.
(3) Cal Sr.'s Yard
When completed in 2005, the Aberdeen complex, created by Cal Ripken Jr. and his family to honor his dad, will be the nation's finest youth-baseball facility and include a 3,500-seat version of Camden Yards.
(4) Brian Jordan
The Dodgers outfielder and former NFL defensive back was a three-sport star at Milford Mill High in Baltimore.
(5) Sam Cassell
The Timberwolves guard, an alum of Baltimore's Dunbar High, won NBA titles with Houston in 1994 and '95.