Crack Swag: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admitted today to smoking crack cocaine “probably in one of [his] drunken stupors,” wore a tie with a visible Pigskins logo on it, thus guaranteeing that the inevitable Marion Barry comparisons would be even easier to write. -2

Slim Pickings: The Virginia gubernatorial race is today, and so far, it appears turnout has been low. -5

Real G Move: Mike Isabella’s G will now serve its sandwiches during dinnertime and on Saturdays. +3

Future Disney Star: People can vote to choose the National Zoo’s baby panda’s name, and whether you like it or not, Mulan is probably going to win. -3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 61 Today’s score: -7 Needle rating: 54