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November 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM

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Lance Armstrong poll: Tell us how you feel

A post earlier this week on Lance Armstrong by a Seattle Times reader has stirred up a lot of emotional comments and emails.

Susan Moberg Hopkins wrote of her mixed emotions about the cycling legend after recent revelations of his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. Moberg Hopkins' late husband, Marty, was an avid cyclist who idolized Armstrong, followed his Tour de France victories closely and took inspiration and comfort from Armstrong's Livestrong foundation after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Marty Moberg died in 2005.

His widow's post is as heart-wrenching and troubling as the Armstrong saga itself. Here is her post.

That Take 2 post was one of the most-read stories on early this week and generated a wide range of emotional comments. Readers are all over the map, both in support of Armstrong and against - and everywhere between - sometimes in the same comment. Just how polarizing Armstrong has become clearly came through. He's one of the greatest athletes of his generation, a man who beat cancer and created a foundation to help others and yet is accused of using PEDs and renouncing those who spoke out against him.

The post and the reaction to it makes me wonder if there's a consensus about Armstrong. To find out, we're asking what you think through a Take 2 poll. Vote and feel free to weigh in with comments as well. The results will be published soon in another Take 2 post.

If you'd like to write a Take 2 post, email Sports Editor Don Shelton at or

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