And I interviewed Mike Burns today for our local club's newsletter. Burns was running practices for a few teams here in Framingham, and I got the chance to speak to him. My conclusions: Burnsie is a really nice guy. He was doing his best to communicate with the U-8 and U-10 girls teams that were more interested in what earrings the other team was wearing. Burnsie is a really generous guy. He's giving up 3-4 days a week to coach pretty much every team in Framingham United, and those who know the organization know that that's a whole lotta teams. A wicked lotta teams. [personal note] Burns found out, from my father apparently, that I'm a diehard Rev fan, and he commented that last year must have really crushed me, and I told him no, not as much as the Columbus game in 1996. Nothing will ever compare to that. [end personal note] To any extent, Mike Burns, in his first year off-the-job, is doing more soccer stuff, teaching younger kids how to play, and the coaches what to do. Way to go, Mike Burns.