“I say the day they beat me is the day I retire because I’m no longer able to play this game like I should.”
— Warren Sapp on the New England Patriots just before Super Bowl XXXVIII (Patriots v Panthers) – Jan. 2004

So is Warren going to retire today?

The Patriots defeated the Raiders last night 30-20 at Gillette Stadium in a game that had its share of fireworks, but also saw the Patriots getting a key turnover at a point where they needed it.

Mike Reiss did an outstanding job of blogging from the press box during the course of the evening.

I’ve got another morning appointment, so get (most of) your Patriots links from the game at the Patriots Daily Links page…be sure to also check the coverage from the Oakland area on the Bay Area Sports page.

Check out the Patriots Game Day Rear View for another perspective on last night’s action.

The Red Sox were shut out by the Angels last night, bringing their homestand to a close. Tonight it is on to the Bronx, with David Wells facing his old team. Get your Red Sox links for the day at the Red Sox Daily Links page. The Yankees lost to Tampa again, check out the stories at the New York Sports News page.

Mark Murphy reports that Red Auerbach’s condition has improved slightly.