Talking to Miami reporters yesterday, Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder referred to Derrick Mason as "old man".
Mason didn't take too kindly to that, and the Ravens' 36-year-old wide receiver fired back at Crowder today.
"He's what, 20-something?" Mason said. "He was still peeing on himself when I was playing football. So, it is what it is."
Answering questions about Baltimore's offense yesterday, Crowder complimented the Ravens' wide receiving corps, listing Anquan Boldin and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, but the 26-year-old blanked when trying to remember the name of the Ravens' No. 2 wideout.
A reporter helped him out, providing Mason's name.
"There you go. Mason. The old guy," Crowder said. "He's still good as hell, though."
The "good as hell" part of Crowder's comment apparently wasn't enough to make Mason forget that Crowder had called him old.
"In the corporate world, I probably couldn't even be somebody's CEO because I'm too young," Mason said today. "A lot of people honestly wish at 36 that they can play at the level that I'm playing at. There's only one other guy that's playing at this level and he's 36 and that's Terrell Owens. So, there's a lot of other guys wishing that they could play at this level, i.e. Crowder."