The Wizards will be handing out white towels at Verizon Center tonight Thursday and are asking fans to wave them during Game 3 against the Cavaliers.

Monday’s 30-point loss in Cleveland, a humiliation that put the Wiz down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series, really makes this gimmick seem wrongheaded.

When I heard the radio ads promoting the mass white-towel waving, my first thoughts were of a fabulous Cheap Trick single from 1978, when both the band and the local NBA franchise had their best year.

Neither Game 3 nor Game 4, also at Verizon Center, is sold out.