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Compiled by Bill Syken
March 29, 2004
Vermonters weigh in on sports*
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March 29, 2004

The Poll

Vermonters weigh in on sports*

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Favorite sport to play:

Baseball/softball 17%
Golf 14%
Swimming 11%
Fishing 10%

Favorite sports to watch on TV?:

Football 62%
Baseball 60%
Winter Olympics 51%


George Steinbrenner 50%
Roger Clemens 13%
Joe Torre 4%

As nearly everywhere else in New England, the Red Sox are top dogs in the Green Mountain State, and anyone connected to the Yankees is an enemy. Vermonters' most hated foes are the Yanks (63%) and the universities of Maine (7%) and New Hampshire (7%).

* Harris Interactive poll, conducted online, of 342 Vermont residents who identified themselves as sports fans. Margin of error +/-5%.
?Multiple responses allowed.


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Thousands attend weekly car races during warm-weather months at this quarter-mile, high-banked asphalt oval in Barre. At the Milk Bowl, the track's season-ending stock car event, the winner earns the ultimate Vermont perk—a smooch with Miss Milkbowl, an Ayrshire cow.

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