The Best of the Worst: A Sterling, Va., high school student may have put the best spin on a mediocre football career. +1

For the Dogs: Georgetown’s 9-year-old bulldog mascot Jack will be celebrated at his last home game on March 9 against rivals Syracuse.  Georgetown spokeswoman Rachel Pugh tells City Desk that, after retiring later this year, Jack will continue to live on campus. +2

Distributed Denial of Mormons: A Book of Mormon ticket rush this morning brought down the Kennedy Center’s website. -1

Bus-ted: A D.C. man was arrested yesterday after shooting a pellet gun at a school bus. +2

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 77 Today’s score: +4 Today’s Needle rating: 81