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Alsie E. Rinehart Bennett Engle, 81, of Alton, passed away Thu…

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• While the other columnist had already fallen asleep, our college roommate kept texting with me during the Cardinal game last Wednesday night. When Alex Reyes came in to relieve in the ninth, I texted him and basically predicted something bad would happen, and it did not take long for that …

The record will show that Justin Fields’ first victory on the road as a starter in the National Football League came against the Raiders in what surely will be Jon Gruden’s final game as a coach in the NFL. Yep, we all saw that coming, didn’t we?

Everyone wants my hot takes on the Cardinals, but there’s no chance this week. The big wild card game is on Wednesday night and you will know the outcome by the time you read this drivel. I got up at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday to start on this mess, so good luck reading the rest...

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