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Shame Spiral: ESPN’s ombudsman reported today on a modest campaign within the sports media giant to stop using the offensive name of Washington’s football team. Grantland editor Bill Simmons also refrained from using the team’s moniker in a recent column. +2
Nose=Bleed Seats: The powers that be scheduled the Pigskins’ season opener smack in the middle of rush hour at 7 p.m., resulting in a nightmarish traffic situation.-4
Silence of War: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to vote against military action in Syria, but she can’t, because she’s not allowed to vote. -5
District of Shock: The Post‘s series on the District’s seemingly heartless tax lien sales sparked outrage and shock throughout the city, with Mayor Vince Gray calling for emergency legislation to reform the practice. +3
Friday’s Needle rating: 72 Today’s score: -4Today’s Needle rating: 68