Michael Ballack was a great player. Skilled, clutch, tough, smart, a winner. And he's obviously good looking. But, dude, to be a studio analyst you gotta speak with some energy and enthusiasm and a bit of volume and Ballack isn't doing any of that. He clearly knows the game, but they gotta get him to speak up and show some emotion. And, this isn't about his ability to speak English. He speaks it fine. If he didn't know it before he played in England, he certainly does after four seasons with Chelsea. He just needs to show a little more emotion and energy, and I just don't know if it's in his personality to do so.