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Back for 2017, Fantasizr has teamed up with BadQBing.com for this year's Bad Quarterbacks League!
BadQBing.com is a team of bad quarterbacking die-hards committed to covering those that play the NFL's paramount position most poorly. In addition to the score keeping duties, we will be providing additional analysis and commentary throughout the season.
While our team works on perfecting our own scoring system, the 2017 season will continue using the scoring system inspired by Grantland's Failure Machine. We've made a couple of minor modifications, primarily to the 24/7 scoring categories as we, for example, do not wish to keep track of every beef Trent Dilfer has with a QB, nor do we care! Please see the scoring rules in the section below for scoring details on information regarding public and private leagues. Scores will be updated by Tuesday each week.
On behalf of BadQBing.com, welcome to the 2017 BQBL! We look forward to all of the truly terrible quarterback play to come!
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Public Leagues consist of 8 teams composed of 4 NFL teams. Private Leagues can have a variable number of teams in a league, and a variable number of NFL teams on each BQBL team. These settings can be changed by the private league commissioner prior to the draft. By default, all teams are on the active roster each week. To change this in private leagues, enable "Manage Lineups" under "Edit League Info," and set your desired number of starting teams. BadQBing.com recommends 2 starters each week.
NFL teams are drafted, not individual players. Stats for all quarterbacks that play in a game will count toward the weekly score. 24/7 points are scored to the week beginning the Tuesday prior to games through the end of Monday, i.e., 24/7 points are scored for the days leading up to the current week's games. Any judgement calls on scoring decisions lie solely with the BadQBing.com Supplementary League Oversight Board.
|Pass Yards||TD (Pass/Rush)||Event|
|≤100||25||0||10||Game-ending F Up||50|
|300-349||-6||4||-10||No Pass 25+ Yards||10|
|Completion %||≥6||50||≥75 Rush Yards||-8|
|31-40%||15||4||16||GWD in OT||-24|
24/7 POINTS Arrested: 50 points; Detained/questioned by police: 10 points; Practice/locker room fight (physical): 20 points; Apology press conference: 75 points; Penis picture electronic transmission: 150 points; Official vote of confidence from coach: 10 points; Bitching about his linemen: 10 points; Suspended: 50 points per game; Abruptly release the previous week's starter: 35 points; Team signs Johnny Manziel, Tim Tebow, or Colin Kaepernick during the season: 40 points
|#||Name||Average Draft Position|
|1||Los Angeles Rams||2.7|
|2||San Francisco 49ers||5.81|
|3||New York Jets||7.37|
|16||Los Angeles Chargers||16.5|
|18||New York Giants||18.63|
|19||Kansas City Chiefs||20.31|
|20||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22.82|
|25||New England Patriots||30.38|
|26||Green Bay Packers||30.38|
|32||New Orleans Saints||31.81|
BQBL 2017 Week 13
- 8:03AM December 07, 2017
THE WINTER OF GEORGE'S DISCONTENT
Everyone's heard of the summer of George. I bring you the Winter of George's Discontent in this Costanza themed weekly recap.
Well--it's decided. I hate Matt and I'm a broken man. Matt's closing sentence from last week's recap:
"Hopefully John is back soon. He’s actually in the playoffs."
Fast forward to this week:
I am not in the playoffs. Well done, Matt (still hate you). Matt wallowed in self pity last week, but he's been absolute trash-tier garbage all season. He was destined for ineptitude. My team was flawed, but I had scratched and clawed my way into 4th place entering Week 13 (for the record the top 6 finishers of 8 make the playoffs in our league). I know no one wants to hear about your bad be...
BQBL 2017 Week 12
- 8:21PM November 29, 2017
Well, as I had mentioned on the old Tweet machine, scores this week in the BQBL were mild at best. We didn’t see anything spectacularly bad, but we did see some poor QB play by the unretired Manning, Dak I-miss-Zeke Prescott, and the young titty kisser in Chicago. Still, coming off the Nathan Peterman mother lode of the prior week, it leaves a little more to be desired. Speaking of mother lodes, I hit one myself in my league’s draft. No, I’m not talking about BQBL gold: I’m talking legitimate good offenses and quarterbacks.
It’s been mentioned in prior recaps that those that drafted the Jets this year took a huge hit on value. However, we’ve never taken a further look at things. That’s right, I’m talking about th...
BQBL 2017 Week 11
- 7:29AM November 23, 2017
THE FLIGHT OF ICARUS
Even I have to break my vow to always begin a writeup discussing that QB I always discuss -- I have to. For this week in the NFL we saw a falling star flash upon our horizon in a ball of fiery glory and just as quickly disappear never to be seen again. I'm referring to Nathan Peterman of the Bills.
Let's rewind the clock a week and review the decision Sean McDermott made to bench Tyrod Taylor. For what it's worth I think TyGod may be the reincarnation of the still (barely) living Alex Smith. As far as BQBL standards go Alex Smith has always been a very frustrating performer. He never turns the ball over and is a seemingly more competent QB than people want to give him credit for. Meet Tyrod Taylor (Alex Smith 2.0). T...
BQBL 2017 Week 10
- 11:45AM November 15, 2017
BILLS, BILLS, BILLS
After another week of relatively tame scores in the BQBL, I had thought that the league was beginning to settle. Besides a handful of injuries that have led to the return of some BQBL greats, the drama seemed to have dissipated. Contrary to this thinking, and considering Cleveland’s track record this year, I thought for sure that a Cody Kessler sighting was a Kizer benching and not due to injury! But alas, it was in fact due to injury (the score has been corrected), and we were back in our BQBL doldrums. The NFL is perpetually spewing out drama and controversy and despite my expectations, week 11 is no exception. Another quarterback, which the team has said they are 110% behind a couple days before, has been benched for...
BQBL 2017 Week 9
- 7:19PM November 08, 2017
THE PRINCE WHO WAS PROMISED
It's time to talk about Jay. Let's not even act like we're surprised that I am going to start another column off talking about Jay Cutler. Smoking Jay had himself a heck of a week and you might expect me to be disappointed because of the incredible performance. As Lee Corso would say, "Not so fast my friend!"
Let me start by sharing an excerpt from our league's weekly e-mail thread:
Me: Was that a great game of QBing from Jay Cutler? I like that.
Guy who started Miami: @$#! you.
Me: Listen pal. I love you but I also love Cutler. Any more bed wetting from him and his 2018 NFL prospects were over. I need a few red herring performances from him to trick another owner into letting him play next year. I'm not rea...
BQBL 2017 Week 8
- 5:46PM November 01, 2017
BRING BACK JAY CUTLER
Matt Moore - get that trash out of here. I want Jay Cutler back. I can hear it now, "John, you mention Jay Cutler every time your write a weekly recap. You can't possibly begin another column talking about him." WRONG. This is probably the last season we will see Jay Cutler and I want to savor every moment of it as he is one of the most mercurial and prominent QB's of the BQBL era.
Speaking of beating a dead horse, I wonder how our BQBL brethren @CharlieWeber45 is doing. Last time we checked in with Charlie he was bemoaning his fate as Deshaun Watson was doing everything in his power to ruin Charlie's season. @CharlieWeber45, I have to know... did you start Deshaun in week 8?
We here @badQBing would love to hear fr...
BQBL 2017 Week 7
- 3:38PM October 24, 2017
EVERYBODY HURTS SOMETIMES
Let’s face it; us fans of the BQBL love this game so much that we’re committed to even the worst players. It’s incredible to think that out of the 7+ billion people on this Earth, only a handful are capable of playing football’s prime position at an elite level, consistently. What’s even more astounding in a league of 32 teams is the disparate talent level from the best starter to the worst starter. As the lower ranks of QB starters are seemingly, at times, completely inept, it emphasizes the secondary class in which backup QB’s reside. It could be argued that a few backups are better than some of the current starters in the league. However, in most cases, when a backup QB enters the game, it is great news for the...
BQBL 2017 Week 6
- 6:03AM October 18, 2017
Football fans were still recovering from a lackluster college football schedule turned slaughterfest of Top 10 teams when the NFL rolled into week 6. By now we should have a pretty good idea of what to expect from our teams and QBs, right? Wrong!
Things I Knew I Knew
I knew that the Browns were awful and Deshon Kizer or Kevin Hogan (it doesn’t matter) are proving to the rest of the league that they have no business being starting QBs and the Browns front office has no business being employed in the NFL.The Browns are god awful and someone will get fired over it.
Marty Mornhinweg has been ruining teams throughout the NFL over the past 5 years. Marty’s tenure with the Eagles started off strong...
BQBL 2017 Week 5
- 4:00PM October 12, 2017
JAY CUTLER... HE IS WHO WE THOUGHT HE WAS!
Before we get into the scores, I just wanted to apologize for the delay in getting the score recap out this week. We dropped the ball a bit (insert joke about how we dropped the ball like one of the bad quarterbacks) -- won't happen again.
When we posted on Twitter that the Week 5 scores were going to be delayed, we got the following reply from @CharlieWeber45, "The game log should just be one rambling sentence about how HOU is really killing my title chances." Well, Charlie, your wish is my command.
Houston Texans (edited for readability)
Good lord - Houston is dashing league owners title hopes worse than Chris Foerster dashed his job hopes. The problem here is we can fire Chris Foerster, but ...
BQBL 2017 Week 4
- 7:03PM October 03, 2017
DOESN'T-GIVE-TWO-SHITS SMOKING JAY IS BACK!
That is exciting news indeed! Before we get into those details I have to offer a few mea culpas. When I last wrote two weeks ago I may have made some mention that the Bengals could be the steal of the BQBL draft. Turns out that may have been a bit premature. The Bengals fired their OC and since then Dalton has been on an absolute tear. Let's look at some of the teams who had an interesting week.
Umm... yeah, about that benching. It may still happen -- I refuse to believe this charade happening the last few weeks, but Dalton absolutely crushed it this week. 25/30 passing, 250+ yds, 4td, 0 picks and a nice 140+ passer rating. It would definitely suck if you started Dalton this week (I ...
BQBL 2017 Week 3
- 7:35AM September 27, 2017
STAND, LINK ARMS, OR TAKE A KNEE, WE'RE ALL BAD QUARTERBACK FANS
Oh NFL, you never cease to impress us. Going into week 3, the stories all around the league echoed the less than exciting offensive production across the board. With 31 games in the books, clearly it was safe to assume that the NFL was coming apart at the seams, and we would never see anything but field goals ever again. However, in week 3, offenses came alive. For the second week, the number of touchdowns increased, and the NFL was back from the dead! Even with this exciting uptick in entertainment, there were even a couple noteworthy BQBL performances. This was going to be the story! This was going to be the narrative going into week 4!
Buuuuuuut just as the Thursday Night...
BQBL 2017 Week 2
- 8:54PM September 19, 2017
After a red hot start to the season, scoring went down slightly for week 2. Let's take a look at who really showed what they were made of this week.
A cut above:
Mike Glennon, brother to the greatest VT quarterback of all time, Sean Glennon, is not a good quarterback. Chances are Mitch "I love to kiss titties" Trubisky won't be either. Mike is stepping up his game to out suck Trubisky though and has a clear lead over him. MIke nearly put up 300 yards through the air, but sack yardage dipped him below that 300 yard scoring penalty. That's where things stop being good for Glennon and start to get very bad. Bad like throwing two picks (1 returned for a TD), fumbling the ball, taking a sack and overall just a solid ...
BQBL 2017 Week 1
- 7:34PM September 13, 2017
TWO BENCHINGS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
All of the preseason analysis pointed to this being a banner year for the BQBL, and BAH GAWD, Week 1 did not disappoint!
This week saw some of the best bad quarterbacking scores in recent memory, and featured seven defensive touchdowns off quarterbacks, and TWO benchings. Not bad for week 1! We’ll run through a few of the standouts below for this week’s recap. Also below is an explanation of some of the minor scoring changes from us at BadQBing.com for the 2017 season, for anyone who is interested.
To start things off, we go to IN-DE-ANNAPOLIS, where the Colts turned out a score of 117. With Andrew Luck still not ready to play (seriously, how is he not ready?), Indy turned to Scott Tolzien. Bottom line...