Nope, just trying to get it right. Something wrong with that?
You guys seem to be fixated on Brions closing. That's cool. I'm sorry that's been taken away from you. Personally though, I could not care less, but I haven't criticized anybody for being upset about it closing. Why does my interest in the FCS thing bother you so much?
I don't know that we're 'fixated' on Brion's as much as it's like we're lamenting the passing of a good friend (both the bar and Brion). (No Brion didn't pass to my knowledge but he will no longer be there, so it will feel like it.).
For years, we would go to Brions before basketball games, and some of us (Patriots81) were a regular there otherwise. We were welcomed there much akin to the bar Cheers on TV. We had our spots (Pats81 even had a name plate above his seat), we had our orders, we had our drinks. It was as much like drinking at home with friends as it was going out. The bartenders became friends and we all had a great time. My kids literally grew up there pregaming, with root beer and jack sticks, with me before Mason games. Now two of my kids go to Mason. My youngest just commented to me yesterday how weird it will be not going to Brions before the game.
Brions also catered, literally and figuratively, to the GMU community in a way no other restaurant did. Mason people were welcomed as Mason people as opposed to other restaurants who would just welcome us as customers.
And if you didn't know, Brion Sumser was a Mason basketball player from the 70's, I believe. So his love of Mason wasn't just a commercial decision to cater to a local entity to increase business (although from a business sense, I'm sure that played into it), but he loves Mason just like a regular fan does.
There is no other place like Brions around Mason at the moment, and I don't know if there ever will be.
If wish to call this a fixation, cool. I'm fixated, but I don't think you realize how close to the heart its closing is felt by the Mason community regulars.
And for the record, I'm not upset or trying to argue. I'm just trying to explain why we care so deeply about it's closing and continue to reference it.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming ....