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A day after Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder referred to Derrick Mason as "the old guy," the Ravens wide receiver struck back.

"He was still peeing on himself when I was playing football," Mason said after Friday's practice.

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When Crowder was talking about the Ravens offense, he couldn't remember Mason's name. After a reporter told him, Crowder said, "There you go. Mason. The old guy."

Mason, 36, the Ravens' oldest player, didn't take kindly to that remark.

"In the corporate world, I probably couldn't even be somebody's CEO because I'm too young," he said. "A lot of people around this league wish, at 36, that they could play at the level that I'm playing at. There's only one other guy that's playing at this level when he's 36 and that's Terrell Owens. There's a lot of other guys wishing they could play at this level, i.e. Crowder, at the age of 36. He's what -- 20-something? He was still peeing on himself when I was playing football."

Mason seemed to be well aware of Crowder -- even if he did mange his name a little bit.

"Listen, as long as their coaches know, that's all that matters. I'm not worried about Chowder," Mason said. "What's his name? Crowder? Excuse me. I've watched him on film, so I know his name. He's either not watching film or not paying attention in meetings. But it is what it is. You don't play through the newspapers, you play on the field. He's a pretty good player. He's just got to deal with the guys up front and our fullback."

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