I have added a link to the Norris & Davis show interview in the previous post, but decided to also create a new post for anyone who read the other and was waiting for a link.  An audio recording of the entire interview can be found here.  The part concerning the salary cap and the 89% rule starts at 7:22, but I encourage everyone to listen to the whole thing, especially Ravens fans.  I apologize for posting before I linked my reference, but I wanted to get the information out as soon as possible.  I am still searching for a PDF of the entire new CBA.  If you know where to find it, please email the link and your name to clarkstationsports@gmail.com.  I will credit you for the find on the site.  Thanks everyone for reading!  Please don’t hesitate to like my posts on facebook and follow @CSS_Sports on twitter!


In an interview on the Norris & Davis show this morning on Baltimore sports radio station 105.7 The Fan, Ravens president Dick Cass revealed some very interesting information about the new NFL collective bargaining agreement.

The first detail of interest is that true, full team practices will not be possible for any team until August 4th, due to picayune details regarding rookies and restricted free agents.  The much more interesting information revealed in the interview, however, has to do with the new minimum salary cap restrictions.

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With the NFL lockout only coming to a maybe, sort of, in principal, theoretical end, players are starting to get anxious and, quite likely, flat out bored.  Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman and Bengals wideout and camera lover extraordinaire Chad Ochocinco are no exception.  In a recent feud on twitter, it seems the two have decided that the lockout has provided them with a propitious opportunity to square off mano y mano.  The feud even attracted the attention of UFC founder and CEO Dana White, who tweeted “@ochocinco @shawnemerriman I’m in!  please put this on enough is enough.”  Well, if it’s good enough for Dana White…

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As I sit here at my keyboard, harrowed and hirsute, I am happy. This labor of love, Clark Station Sports (CSS), the relaunch of the narrowly successful and personally disappointing Big Brad’s Blog, has finally become a reality. There is still work to be done, and the site will never be a completely finished project, but I am very excited that it finally has a face and a place. One of the major pitfalls of the old site (other than the atrocious name), was a lack of updates. I am making a personal commitment to update this site at least once weekly, no matter how short or long the post may be. Also, thanks to the advanced functionality and user friendliness of the WordPress template, I will be incorporating polls, social media and more multimedia elements into this project. I have also set up an email dedicated to the blog, clarkstationsports@gmail.com, as well as a twitter feed, @CSS_Sports (please follow!). It is my hope that these new elements, combined with a new sense of ownership and dedication to the Clark Station Sports brand will help me bring my readers content that is more diverse, voluminous and desirable to their interests. If anyone has any suggestions, and I mean ANY, from page layout to font size to story ideas that you would like to see featured, please do not hesitate to email me at clarkstationsports@gmail.com or to tweet to @CSS_Sports. Thank you to everyone reading, I hope you enjoy Clark Station Sports!