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  1. Keep It Simple, Teddy: How the Vikings Should Handle Their Rookie...

    Jason Bailey

    Although other NFL franchises have reached darker quarterback depths -- including the pre-Jay Cutler Bears, the post-Dan Marino Dolphins, and the post-expansion-draft Cleveland Browns -- the recent futility in Minnesota s...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. Grantland Science: The Ultimate Awful Quarterback

    Justin Halpern and Brian Huntington

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    Blog | November 12, 2013
  3. About Last Night: Birds Grounded in Beantown

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out giving the ol' trick-or-treat route a dry run, much to the chagrin of everyone on Greenleaf Street, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox opened the World Series in dominant fashion...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  4. Grantland NFL Podcast: The Struggling Rams, the Resurgent Niners,...

    Grantland Network

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell break down what went wrong for the Rams last night before getting to the Week 4 preview. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here....

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  5. Bad Quarterback League, Week 2: Remember When the Seahawks Ruined...

    Andrew Sharp

    We spend a lot of time celebrating bad quarterbacks in this space, but how often do we celebrate the defenses that make them look so horrible? Because I'm pretty sure that's what happened Sunday night in Seattle. It wasn't Colin Kaepernick's fault...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  6. Bad Quarterback League, Week 1: Blaine's World, Party Time

    Andrew Sharp

    What a weekend for bad quarterbacks! From start to finish, Sunday brought us an orgy of awful. The RedZone Channel could barely keep pace. You had games like Browns-Dolphins and Titans-Steelers that were overflowing with awful quarterbacking. At ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  7. Bad Quarterback League, 2013: Spread Your Wings and Fly

    Andrew Sharp

    Ladies and gentleman, we live in the golden age of Bad Quarterbacking. Teams are throwing the ball more than ever and star running backs are an endangered species, but there are also fewer good quarterbacks than ever before. All of it means that ther...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  8. NFL Preview Podcast Series: Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikin...

    Grantland Network

    Grantland's daily NFL Preview Podcast series continues as Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays break down the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here....

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  9. Vikings Overpay Greg Jennings, Continue Storied Tradition of Scoo...

    Steven Hyden

    On Friday, Greg Jennings accepted an offer from the Minnesota Vikings that could pay him as much as $47.5 million over the next five years, with $18 million in guaranteed money. As a Packers fan, I feel 20 percent sad and 80 percent indifferent about...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  10. Hey, Don't F*$% This Up: Phil Loadholt and the Minnesota Vikings'...

    Robert Mays

    With free agency and the draft process revving up, there are plenty of questions for every NFL team. But for most, there's one issue that trumps the rest. This is the first in a team-by-team look at the offseason tasks that just can't get botched. ...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  11. Norm Macdonald's Keeping Resolutions Vol. 2: Dude Looks Like a La...

    Norm Macdonald

    Gabe's still in Vegas and I'm here at the back of the World Famous Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard. Adam Eget is hovering around me, his tremulous right hand running through hair four days unshowered, his left hand steadying itself on my shoulder, h...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  12. The BQBL Gets a Little Too Dark (Thanks to John Skelton)

    David Jacoby

    The BQBL got dark this week. Pointing and laughing at the Jets and Cardinals last week was a hoot. Their mutual ineptitude gave the game a humorous, whimsical vibe — like watching tee-ball infielders turn a ground ball to second base into an in...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  13. The Five Worst Passes of the 2012 NFL Season

    Bill Barnwell

    You may have noticed that we at Grantland take bad quarterback play very seriously. While Grantland's finest in the Los Angeles office take part in the BQBL each season, my basis for bad quarterback knowledge dates back to a childhood during which th...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  14. Matt Cassel Is the Kraft Mac and Cheese of the BQBL

    David Jacoby

    With all the rookie quarterbacks going from dorm rooms to film rooms this season, there was so much potential for the marvelous missteps we have come to expect and celebrate here at BQBL headquarters. If you told me during the preseason that in Week ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  15. The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Bill Simmons

    Bucs (+5) over VIKINGS Seven reasons why I worried about laying five points with Minnesota at home against the Bucs tonight ... 1. Christian Ponder's last four games since a seemed-to-be-a-breakout effort against the 49ers: five touchdowns, ...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  16. BQBL: Waka Flacco Flame and the Debut of Ponder's Progressions

    David Jacoby

    The scores weren't high on the BQBL leaderboard this week, but the outstanding individuals occupying it performed acts displaying a level of ineptitude that we had yet to see in the BQBL. Three-and-Out Ravens (Joe Flacco), 79 points: With both...

    Blog | October 23, 2012