Update [2006-3-8 23:17:24 by Grizz]: Gene Upshaw says he will grant the delay in free agency, pushing it back to Saturday morning at 12:01 AM. The deal is a 6-year extension of the CBA. At least we won't have to go through this again for a while.
From the ESPN article on the deal:
Come on Upshaw, be the voice of reason and say no way, we need free agency to start ASAP.
Also from the article:
So Mort says only $8 million more, not 10 million as previously reported.