Hogs: Post columnist Robert McCartney and other Pigskins fans are unhappy about rowdy, drunk spectators at FedEx Field. -2

Homicide Watch Watch: Murder-tracking site Homicide Watch is expanding to Chicago. But what about Grizzly Watch? +2

Closing the Book: While Union Station’s Barnes & Noble lacked the sprawling ambiance of some of the chain’s other stores, it’s still unfortunate that it’s closing. -3

Good News?: At 45th best in the country, D.C. public schools are no longer in the nation’s bottom five school systems. +1

Wednesday’s Needle rating: 50 Today’s score: -2 Today’s Needle rating: 48