A pall of gloom hangs over the the Chicagoland sports community. We were all set to don our Bulls jerseys and root our heroes on through the NBA play-offs. Optimism was high. The Bulls had racked up the winningest record in the NBA, a feat which earned them first place in their division and home court advantage throughout the entire series. Our superstar MVP point guard, Derek Rose, was healthy, as was his backcourt partner, Rick Hamilton. The starting line-up was rarin to go and the "bench