Back in the 80s, Ruud Gullit was one of my idols. Gullit was a colorful character then, with his trademark dreadlocks and a nascent rap career. I was thrilled to see him on ESPN now, after 20 years. At first, though, he was struggling to find his rhythm as an analyst.
Now, I have to admit that I did not watch every game in the tournament. If Paraguay and Japan's 0-0 draw, or Slovakia's 1-1 draw with New Zealand, or Switzerland's 0-0 draw with Honduras were better, please let me know.
For years now, Chicago fans and basketball analysts have criticized the Bulls' lack of an inside scorer.‚ It was the missing piece that was holding the team back, we were told - and reasonably so.‚ Well guess what?‚ Chicago just got one.