Armstrong Yields the Yellow: WSJ Sentiment Tracker by NetBase

Kimberly Surico |
 08/27/12 |
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In a post I wrote back in June, we looked at the Wall Street Journal Sentiment Tracker analysis on the doping scandal that has surrounded Lance Armstrong for a large portion of his cycling career as well as his retirement and wondered what to do about a scandal that has no end in sight. After this Saturday’s latest installment of the WSJ Sentiment Tracker, we now have to wonder what happens after the scandal is put to rest by the man at the center of it all – and social media users on Facebook and Twitter had plenty of opinions. 48% thought that Armstrong ought to keep fighting the allegations, 32% still showed support for the headline-making athlete while 18% expressed anger, and 2% made jokes of the situation. I haven’t always been Armstrong’s biggest fan (but that is more because of the way he has treated the women in his life), so I thought I would stick to the jokes this time around – check them out below!

The French vs Lance Armstrong.  The first battle the French have ever won.

Good news, everyone!  I’ve just tied Lance Armstrong for most Tour de France championships!

Back when I was a kid…. Lance Armstrong was an American hero and Pluto was a planet.

What’s your take on the scandal? Let me know in the comments!

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