Never thought the day would come when the Ravens' home opener is a few days away, set up for national TV, and hardly anyone around here gives a hoot.

Oh sure, M&T Bank Stadium will be rocking come Monday night when the Bengals come to town and christen another NFL season. But it seems even the die-hardest of Ravens fan is still sporting his orange and black for a little while longer.

The Orioles are hosting the Yankees this weekend in arguably the biggest home series in Camden Yards history. Coming into Friday night's game, the teams are tied for first in the AL East standings.

The energy in the ballpark Thursday night was pumping, according to our game story. You can bet it will be the same or more Friday night, and throughout the weekend.

Then football truly begins, but take a minute and think about how long it's been since both sports were relevant at the same time of the year.

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