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6.1 million Americans have named a child after a sports hero or team; 16.9 million have named a pet after one.
6.1 million have had sex at a sporting event; 2.5 million of those age 13-20!
49 million fantasize about being their favorite sports hero.
56.7 million say there is no amount of money they'd rather have than a championship trophy for their team.
13.8 million have snuck into a game without paying; 4.8 million age 13-20.
88.9 million think some sports are fixed, led by wrestling (79.1 million) and boxing (72.9 million).
55.2 million have played hooky from work or school to see a game; 18.2 million age 21-29.
|Jox Populi -- Fans speak out|
78% like the NFL's instant replay; 11% don't.
57% want a playoff for D1 college football; 17% dont.
52% believe use of performance-enhancing drugs is widespread; 23% don't.
49% say it "wouldn't make a bit of difference" if their favorite athlete was gay; 32% said it would.
41% like baseball's DH rule; 28% don't care for it one bit.
31% think there's very little racial prejudice in sport; 40% beg to differ.
30% want college athletes to be paid; 54% think they shouldn't be.
22% believe contraction in baseball is a good idea; 56% disagree.