Every afternoon, SB Nation D.C. combs the Internet for all the most interesting reads of the day. Sure, we have a Starting Lineup, but those are just our five favorite overnight reads. There are infinitely more cool things published during work hours, and we want to bring you the best of those things in case you were too swamped at work to get a chance to read them.
In today's edition: Graham Gano watches film, more details on the Redskins' fifth-down controversy, why the Capitals are playing poorly and whether Alex Ovechkin's fight can rally the troops.
- Rich Campbell of the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star reports that Graham Gano spent all of Sunday night in the film room watching tape of his missed field goals.
Dan Steinberg provides the most detailed explanation of the Fifth Down controversy.
- And here's a great picture from TBD detailing why the first-down marker was placed too far up the field.
- More Steinberg: some pretty sad pictures of the Redskins crowd in the second half, or lack thereof.
- If you're into satire, you'll enjoy this one of Mike Shanahan from the Onion.
- If you're into straight humor, the results of Hogs Haven's Albert Haynesworth Photoshop Contest are sure to make you laugh.
- Matt Terl of Redskins Blog talks to Logan Paulsen about his first career touchdown and tells us why Paulsen's not that enthused about finally being in Madden.
- TBD's Dan Daly writes that the Redskins just keep finding new ways to lose.
- "New Low" finally shows up in Homer McFanboy's weekly Redskins playlist recap.
- Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post provides evidence that the Nationals' decision to not give Cliff Lee a seven-year contract is a good thing.
- Ben Goessling of MASN has an early look at the 2011 NL East race.
Jake Whitacre of Bullets Forever writes that the only Wizards that get a passing grade last week are the team's three rookies.
- Truth About It talks to Flip Saunders, John Wall and Gilbert Arenas about Wall's progression with running the NBA pick and roll.
- On Bullets Forever, I capture assistant coach Sam Cassell engaging Hamady Ndiaye in a one-on-one game last Friday. Check out the video.
- Check out Episode 1 of Wizards Lunchbox on Comcast SportsNet, featuring Brian Jackson, Kyle Weidie and myself.
- Frank Hanrahan of CSN wonders if John Wall has hit the proverbial Wall, so to speak.
- Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski lists the five reasons why the Capitals are playing poorly.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBS says the Caps have a "woe is me" attitude when things go bad.
- On Frozen Blog with the line of the afternoon: "Can a legitimate Stanley Cup contender lose any game by a touchdown?"
- Justin Bourne of USA Today writes that Alex Ovechin's decision to fight Brandon Dubinsky at the end of the Capitals' embarrassing 7-0 loss to the Rangers last night is exactly the kind of "statement fight" the team needs.
- Corey Masisak of CSN Washington discusses Ovechkin's fight and the effect it'll have on the team's slumping ways.
- SLAM Online has a cool Q&A with Austin Freeman about Georgetown's season, his production and how he manages his diabetes.
- Ted Leonsis was named as the 37th-most influential person in sports business by Sports Business Journal.