ENEMY OF THE STATE
Jerry Jones 9%
Andy Talley 8%
George Steinbrenner 8%
As Philadelphia Eagles fans, Delawareans don't have much love for the Dallas Cowboys' owner. Nor are they crazy about Talley, who coaches Blue Hens football rival Villanova. The state's most hated opponents: the Cowboys (25%), Villanova (16%) and the New York Giants (12%).
On a scale of 1 to 100, how would you rate your state's enthusiasm for sports, relative to other states'?
Rank: 9th of first 9 states polled
* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 400 Delaware residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of error +/-4.9%.
(1) Punkin Chunkin World Championships
They've been launching pumpkins for distance (more than 4,200 feet) in southern Delaware with everything from slingshots to pneumatic air cannons since 1986; the 2003 championships will be held in Millsboro from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.
(2) Luke Petitgout
The Giants' left tackle, from Milford, was an all-state defensive end and tight end at Sussex Central in Georgetown before playing at Notre Dame.
Delaware's capital is also its SI Sportstown, for having the state's best community sports programs. Dover is home to Delaware State, a Division I school in basketball and l-AA in football, whose teams are the Hornets.