You couldn't be more wrong about football dominating. Depends what market you're in. I'm usually in full NFL mode come Sept 1. This year, with the Os making it, I really didn't sink into football mode till last week. Besides, what are we really missing the first month of the NFL season anyway?
And PS - the Orioles dream was to be relevant again. If anything, the Yankees helped that by letting the Os take them to the brink