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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 1

Posted on 06 September 2013 by Luke Jones

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Here are this weekend’s picks as The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will pick every NFL game this season.

Both Drew Forrester and Luke Jones correctly predicted that the Denver Broncos would beat the Ravens as Forrester envisioned a 27-20 final while Jones saw a 24-21 victory for Denver. Official standings are based only on the NFL picks.

Due to the high volume of Ravens-Broncos discussion on Friday’s edition of the show, the Week 1 picks are a web-only edition, but full explanations will return starting next Friday on The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction.

Patriots at Bills:
New England 28-10 (Drew), New England 30-16 (Luke)
Titans at Steelers:
Pittsburgh 17-13 (Drew), Pittsburgh 24-14 (Luke)
Falcons at Saints: New Orleans 33-27 (Drew), Atlanta 34-31 (Luke)
Buccaneers at Jets: Tampa 20-7 (Drew), Tampa Bay 17-13 (Luke)
Chiefs at Jaguars:
Kansas City 30-20 (Drew), Kansas City 24-20 (Luke)
Bengals at Bears: Cincinnati 23-20 OT (Drew), Chicago 24-23 (Luke)
Dolphins at Browns:
Cleveland 23-21 (Drew), Cleveland 24-21 (Luke)
Seahawks at Panthers:
Carolina 24-13 (Drew), Seattle 26-17 (Luke)
Vikings at Lions:
Detroit 27-20 (Drew), Detroit 27-21 (Luke)
Raiders at Colts:
Indianapolis 24-10 (Drew), Indianapolis 27-13 (Luke)
Cardinals at Rams:
Arizona 20-17 (Drew), St. Louis 23-17 (Luke)
Packers at 49ers:
San Francisco 28-27 (Drew), San Francisco 34-28 (Luke)
Giants at Cowboys:
Dallas 24-20 (Drew), Dallas 27-24 (Luke)
Eagles at Redskins:
Washington 23-19 (Drew), Washington 31-23 (Luke)
Texans at Chargers:
Houston 24-21 (Drew), Houston 31-20 (Luke)
Old Dominion at Maryland:
Monarchs 28-23 (Drew), Terrapins 34-14 (Luke)
Towson at Holy Cross:
Tigers 37-14 (Drew), Tigers 38-16 (Luke)
Morgan State at Robert Morris:
Colonials 35-30 (Drew), Bears 17-14 (Luke)
Navy at Indiana:
Hoosers 31-28 (Drew), Midshipmen 27-23 (Luke)
Glen Burnie at Meade:
Gophers 30-13 (Drew), Mustangs 21-6 (Luke)
Spring Grove at Susquehannock:
Rockets 44-0 (Drew), Warriors 21-13 (Luke)

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction 2013 NFL Predictions

Posted on 04 September 2013 by Luke Jones

With the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos kicking off the 2013 season on Thursday night, Drew Forrester and I looked into our crystal ball for our predictions on how the NFL division races will play out and who will be hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of Super Bowl XLVIII.

We’ve listed our records for the projected division-winning teams — without scientifically going through the schedule and picking each individual game — and an asterisk (*) denotes the teams earning wild card berths.

To hear the prediction segments on Wednesday’s edition of The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction, click HERE for our NFC picks and HERE for the AFC selections.

DREW FORRESTER’S PREDICTIONS

NFC East
Dallas (10-6)
New York
Washington
Philadelphia

NFC South
Atlanta (12-4)
*New Orleans (11-5)
Tampa Bay
Carolina

NFC West
Seattle (12-4)
*San Francisco (12-4)
St. Louis
Arizona

NFC North
Green Bay (10-6)
Minnesota
Detroit
Chicago

AFC East
New England (11-5)
Miami
Buffalo
New York

AFC South
Houston (12-4)
*Indianapolis (10-6)
Tennessee
Jacksonville

AFC West
Denver (11-5)
Kansas City
San Diego
Oakland

AFC North
Cincinnati (11-5)
*Baltimore (10-6)
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

LUKE JONES’ PREDICTIONS

NFC East
Washington (10-6)
New York
Dallas
Philadelphia

NFC South
Atlanta (12-4)
*New Orleans (10-6)
Carolina
Tampa Bay

NFC West
San Francisco (12-4)
*Seattle (11-5)
St. Louis
Arizona

NFC North
Green Bay (11-5)
Minnesota
Detroit
Chicago

AFC East
New England (11-5)
*Miami (9-7)
Buffalo
New York

AFC South
Houston (12-4)
Indianapolis
Tennessee
Jacksonville

AFC West
Denver (12-4)
Kansas City
San Diego
Oakland

AFC North
Cincinnati (11-5)
*Baltimore (10-6)
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PICKS

Drew Forrester
NFC: Atlanta over San Francisco
AFC: Houston over Denver

Luke Jones
NFC: Seattle over San Francisco
AFC: Denver over Houston

SUPER BOWL PICKS
Drew Forrester: Atlanta over Houston, 27-23
Luke Jones: Seattle over Denver, 26-23

LEAGUE MVP
Drew Forrester: Drew Brees
Luke Jones: Tom Brady

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 NFL Preseason Power Rankings

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 NFL Preseason Power Rankings

Posted on 27 August 2013 by Luke Jones

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In honor of the NFL’s preseason mercifully concluding this week, The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction offered its Tuesday Top 7 NFL Power Rankings to begin the season.

You can hear Luke Jones’ explanation for his top 7 teams HERE while Drew Forrester broke down his choices HERE.

Luke Jones’ Top 7 NFL Power Rankings …

7) Baltimore Ravens
flacco

6) Houston Texans
Foster

5) Green Bay Packers
rodgers

4) Atlanta Falcons
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3) Seattle Seahawks
lynch

2) San Francisco 49ers
boldin

1) Denver Broncos
broncos

Drew Forrester’s Top 7 NFL Power Rankings …

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Orioles 10-Game Scorecard (Games 103-112)

Posted on 06 August 2013 by Luke Jones

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During the 2013 season, Drew Forrester and Luke Jones of The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will provide the “10-Game Scorecard” for the Orioles, rating the club in 10-game increments in a number of categories and looking ahead to how Baltimore will fare over the next ten games on the schedule.

You can hear the full explanation from Monday morning in the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault HERE.

1. Should the Orioles have been better or worse than their 4-6 mark (one at Kansas City, three with Red Sox, three with Houston, three with Seattle)?
Drew: Worse
Luke: Better

2. Most Valuable Player/Least Valuable Player
Drew: MVP – Wei-Yin Chen; LVP – Matt Wieters
Luke: MVP – Adam Jones; LVP – Francisco Rodriguez

3. Biggest surprise
Drew: Losing two of three games to Seattle
Luke: Going 3-3 against Houston and Seattle to conclude a disappointing 4-5 homestand

4. Best thing about the 10-game stretch
Drew: Closer Jim Johnson steadying himself
Luke: Acquiring right-handed starter Bud Norris without giving up a top prospect

5. Ten games from now…
Drew: The Orioles will be eight games behind first place in the AL East
Luke: The Orioles will have acquired a right-handed bat to try to help the struggling offense

6. Record in the next 10 games (two at San Diego, three at San Francisco, three at Arizona, one with Colorado)
Drew: 5-5
Luke: 6-4

7. Stock rising/falling over the next 10 games
Drew: Rising – Nate McLouth; Falling – Brian Roberts
Luke: Rising – Miguel Gonzalez; Falling – Henry Urrutia

8. Grading Buck Showalter in games 103-112
Drew: C
Luke: C

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Orioles 10-Game Scorecard (Games 91-100)

Posted on 23 July 2013 by Luke Jones

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During the 2013 season, Drew Forrester and Luke Jones of The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will provide the “10-Game Scorecard” for the Orioles, rating the club in 10-game increments in a number of categories and looking ahead to how Baltimore will fare over the next ten games on the schedule.

You can hear the full explanation from Monday morning in the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault HERE.

1. Should the Orioles have been better or worse than their 8-2 mark (three with Rangers, three with Blue Jays, three at Rangers, one at Kansas City)?
Drew: Worse
Luke: Worse

2. Most Valuable Player/Least Valuable Player
Drew: MVP – Chris Davis; LVP – Manny Machado
Luke: MVP – Adam Jones; LVP – Tommy Hunter

3. Biggest surprise
Drew: The three-game sweep in Texas
Luke: Henry Urrutia being promoted and contributing in the designated hitter role

4. Best thing about the 10-game stretch
Drew: The starting pitching being so effective
Luke: The starting pitching being lights out

5. Ten games from now…
Drew: The Orioles will be in second place.
Luke: The Orioles will be in second place and chasing Tampa Bay for the AL East lead.

6. Record in the next 10 games (three at Royals, three with Red Sox, three with Astros, one with Mariners)
Drew: 7-3
Luke: 8-2

7. Stock rising/falling over the next 10 games
Drew: Rising – Adam Jones; Falling – Henry Urrutia
Luke: Rising – Nick Markakis; Falling – Manny Machado

8. Grading Buck Showalter in games 91-100
Drew: A
Luke: A

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Orioles Performers and Disappointments

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Orioles Performers and Disappointments

Posted on 16 July 2013 by Luke Jones

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In honor of the Orioles entering the All-Star break at 53-43, The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction focused on the first half in the Tuesday Top 7, ranking the top performers and biggest disappointments.

You can listen to Luke Jones’ full explanation of his biggest disappointments HERE and Drew Forrester’s top performers HERE.

Luke Jones’ Biggest Disappointments …

7) Jake Arrieta
Jake

6) Ryan Flaherty
Flaherty

5) Pedro Strop
Strop

4) Nolan Reimold
Reimold

3) Jim Johnson
Johnson

2) Matt Wieters
Wieters

1) Jason Hammel
Hammel

Drew Forrester’s Top Performers …

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Orioles 10-Game Scorecard (Games 81-90)

Posted on 09 July 2013 by Luke Jones

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During the 2013 season, Drew Forrester and Luke Jones of The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will provide the “10-Game Scorecard” for the Orioles, rating the club in 10-game increments in a number of categories and looking ahead to how Baltimore will fare over the next ten games on the schedule.

You can hear the full explanation from Monday morning in the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault HERE.

1. Should the Orioles have been better or worse than their 5-5 mark (three with Yankees, three at White Sox, three at Yankees, one with Texas)?
Drew: Worse
Luke: Better

2. Most Valuable Player/Least Valuable Player
Drew: MVP – Manny Machado; LVP – Matt Wieters
Luke: MVP – Chris Davis; LVP – Jason Hammel

3. Biggest surprise
Drew: Pulling off the trade with the Chicago Cubs for Scott Feldman
Luke: Kevin Gausman continuing to be used in a relief role

4. Best thing about the 10-game stretch
Drew: Chris Davis continuing his first-half tear
Luke: Solving the Pedro Strop 25-man roster problem and getting something of value for him and Jake Arrieta

5. Ten games from now…
Drew: The Orioles will be in fourth place.
Luke: The Orioles will have the most stability we’ve seen in the starting rotation at any point this season.

6. Record in the next 10 games (three with Texas, three with Toronto, three at Texas, one at Kansas City)
Drew: 4-6
Luke: 5-5

7. Stock rising/falling over the next 10 games
Drew: Rising – Brian Roberts; Falling – Nolan Reimold
Luke: Rising – Nate McLouth; Falling – Tommy Hunter

8. Grading Buck Showalter in games 81-90
Drew: B-
Luke: B

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Five Questions for Friday

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Five Questions for Friday

Posted on 20 June 2013 by Luke Jones

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As we try out a new segment “Five Questions for Friday” on The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction, I wanted to pick readers’ brains on the following topics.

(Update: Thanks to those who chimed in via Twitter, Facebook, and in the comments section below. You can catch Friday morning’s segment HERE.)

I’ve offered my own thoughts on each question and invite you to offer your answers in the comments selection below and I’ll share your insights on Friday morning.

1. If you’re only able to keep two moving forward, who would you choose among Manny Machado, Matt Wieters, and Chris Davis?

This question was brought up during Thursday morning’s show by Jonathan in Essex and it’s an intriguing one to ponder, particularly when you acknowledge the potential cost that each of these three young players will carry in the future.

Wieters and Davis are both scheduled to become free agents after 2015 while Machado isn’t currently scheduled to see free agency until after the 2018 campaign.

Machado is the easy first choice and Wieters would have been my second pick in spring training, but my answer may be changing as the season progresses and we see Chris Davis continue an MVP-caliber season. Even if this is Davis’ career year and he settles in as a first baseman capable of simply hitting 30 to 40 home runs in the typical year, he brings the type of power only a handful of players in the major leagues can provide.

However, Wieters’ defense and ability to handle a flawed pitching staff is a major reason why the Orioles have become a winning franchise over the last two years. He never did become Johnny Bench offensively, but he’s still a good offensive catcher with exceptional defensive skills, a rare combination among backstops in the game today.

If I’m choosing now, I’ll keep Machado and Davis, but a big reason why is the Orioles’ window for signing Wieters to a long-term extension continuing to close. The catcher will be 29 when he hits free agency after 2015 and will be looking for an expensive and lengthy contract, which is something I’m not crazy about doing for a catcher who will have much tread worn away from the tires by then.

2. After Torrey Smith and Dennis Pitta, which player currently on the roster will be the most productive receiver for the Ravens in 2013?

Smith and Pitta are the easy choices for seeing a spike in production following the departure of Anquan Boldin, but it remains to be seen who else will emerge to become a bigger part of the passing game.

I’m not sold on Jacoby Jones suddenly become a consistent wide receiver in his seventh year despite the big-play ability, so I’ll go with Tandon Doss finally figuring it out in his third year to become a respectable contributor. Anyone in the media will tell you how well Doss has practiced over the last couple years, but limited opportunities and nagging injuries have prevented him from becoming a household name.

Many have written him off after being targeted only 20 times in his career and his disappointing showing in the wild-card round against Indianapolis, but he fits the closest profile to what the Ravens received from Boldin over the last three years. And he’s gotten stronger and quicker since entering the league as a fourth-round pick out of Indiana.

Of course, don’t forget the possibility of Ray Rice becoming an even bigger factor out of the backfield as a receiver, especially with the power-running ability of Bernard Pierce likely cutting into his total number of carries.

3. Of the four Orioles currently in line to be starters in July’s All-Star Game, how would you rank them in order of being most deserving? Which Orioles belong in the Midsummer Classic and which ones don’t?

Of the four players slated to be starters as of the last voting update, Davis is clearly the most deserving. After that, I’d be inclined to go with Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy, and Nick Markakis in order from most to least deserving of the nod.

Jones continues to be very productive in a down year for American League outfielders. Meanwhile, Hardy is hitting .311 with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs since May 1 and continues to be an excellent defensive shortstop.

Markakis is a pick based mostly on the outstanding voting efforts of Orioles fans, but little about his solid-but-unspectacular season really screams All-Star starter if you’re looking at his numbers objectively. He ranks 15th among AL outfielders with a .761 OPS this year.

Aside from Davis, no Orioles player is more deserving of an All-Star nod than Machado, who leads the major leagues in hits and is on pace to set a new major-league record for doubles as he already has 33 in 73 games. It’s understandable that he ranks second behind 2012 Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera for third basemen, but it will truly be a shame if he’s left off the All-Star team.

Wieters currently ranks second among AL catchers and will earn consideration because of his defense and reputation, but his offensive numbers don’t hold up as well this year with a .702 OPS, which ranks behind Joe Mauer, Carlos Santana, Jason Castro, Ryan Doumit, and Salvador Perez among AL backstops.

4. Because everyone else has asked the question and I want to address it once before moving on, so who would be your four choices for the Ravens’ hypothetical version of Mt. Rushmore?

I suppose Pro Football Talk should receive the blame for getting this discussion rolling for the 32 NFL teams this spring, but I find it difficult to come up with a definitive foursome for a franchise that only has 17 seasons of history to its name.

The first three are elementary with Ray Lewis, Jonathan Ogden, and Ed Reed, but choosing a fourth feels forced. Super Bowl XLVII most valuable player Joe Flacco would be my tentative selection for now, but Flacco has too much football ahead of him to definitively etch him in stone as one of the four greatest in franchise history.

Still, I’d include him before the likes of Ray Rice, Jamal Lewis, Matt Stover, and Terrell Suggs based on the first five years of his NFL career.

The truth is these types of exercises work much better for teams with extensive histories and it feels artificial for even successful teams with shorter histories such as the Ravens, let alone teams lacking any substantial prosperity like Jacksonville or Carolina.

5. What is your favorite superhero movie?

Yes, I realize this isn’t a sports-related question, but I thought I’d throw in a non-sports topic to discuss and I plan to see “Man of Steel” over the weekend.

The newest attempt at a Superman movie has received mixed reviews, but I’ll freely admit to being a nerd for superhero movies such as the Batman trilogy and saw “Iron Man 3″ in the theater earlier this spring.

“The Dark Knight” goes down as my all-time favorite superhero movie, but I also found “The Dark Knight Rises” to be much better than many gave it credit for as I thoroughly enjoyed Tom Hardy’s portrayal of Bane. It was impossible to match the psychotic performance of the late Heath Ledger as the Joker in the previous movie, but Hardy gave a more than respectable effort playing the homicidal man behind the mask.

How would you answer the five questions posed? Comment below and see if your answers make the cut for Friday’s show.

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Orioles 10-Game Scorecard (Games 61-70)

Posted on 17 June 2013 by Luke Jones

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During the 2013 season, Drew Forrester and Luke Jones of The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction will provide the “10-Game Scorecard” for the Orioles, rating the club in 10-game increments in a number of categories and looking ahead to how Baltimore will fare over the next dozen games on the schedule.

(Editor’s note: The segment will now be based on 10-game increments instead of the previous 12-game scorecards due to scheduling difficulties centered around scheduled vacations. The specifics of the segment remain the same, however.)

You can hear the full explanation from Monday morning shortly in the BuyAToyota.com Audio Vault.

1. Should the Orioles have been better or worse than their 6-4 mark (three at Tampa Bay, three with Los Angeles Angels, four with Boston)?
Drew: Better
Luke: Better

2. Most Valuable Player/Least Valuable Player
Drew: MVP – Chris Davis; LVP – Pedro Strop (*Forrester didn’t like ganging up on Strop and wanted to pick Chris Dickerson instead)
Luke: MVP – Miguel Gonzalez and Chris Tillman; LVP – Pedro Strop

3. Biggest surprise
Drew: The continued contributions of Danny Valencia
Luke: Not sending Pedro Strop on a rehab assignment prior to his activation from the 15-day disabled list

4. Best thing about the 10-game stretch
Drew: Winning three of four games from first-place Boston
Luke: Completing a 5-2 homestand with good starting pitching against two of the better-hitting teams in the American League

5. Ten games from now…
Drew: The Orioles will be in first place.
Luke: Fans will begin to have false hope for Brian Roberts’ upcoming rehab assignment.

6. Record in the next 10 games (three at Detroit, three at Toronto, four with Cleveland)
Drew: 7-3
Luke: 6-4

7. Stock rising/falling over the next 12 games
Drew: Rising – Matt Wieters; Falling – Jason Hammel
Luke: Rising – Nate McLouth; Falling – J.J. Hardy

8. Grading Buck Showalter in games 61-70
Drew: B+
Luke: B+

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 – Looking back at Super Bowl XLVII

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D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 – Looking back at Super Bowl XLVII

Posted on 04 June 2013 by Luke Jones

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In honor of the Baltimore Ravens visiting the White House and receiving their Super Bowl rings this week as well as the official release of “Purple Reign 2″ by Nestor Aparicio, The D&L Window Tinting Morning Reaction took a look back at what was the magical 2012 season in this week’s Tuesday Top 7.

Luke Jones offered his top 7 favorite moments of the Super Bowl season while Drew Forrester named his top 7 most important factors contributing to the championship. You can hear Jones’ explanation HERE while you can hear Forrester’s portion HERE.

Luke Jones’ Top 7 Favorite Moments …

7) Torrey Smith’s performance in Week 3 less than 24 hours after his brother’s tragic death
Smith

6) Defeating Pittsburgh at Heinz Field for the third straight year
Jones

5) Fourth and 29
Rice

4) Ray Lewis’ final game in Baltimore
Lewis

3) The Prayer in Thin Air
Flacco

2) Joe Flacco and Anquan Boldin taking over in the second half in Foxborough
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1) Jacoby Jones’ 108-yard kickoff return to begin the second half in New Orleans
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Drew Forrester’s Top 7 Most Important Factors …

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