To Ben Brust, I’m so sorry.
Hi, my name is Connor Wears. I was born in raised in Wisconsin, even went to Madison for a year to fulfill my dream of being a Badger. It wasn’t long ago that I was watching you run up and down the floor draining dagger after snipe after splash for Wisconsin, the team and the state. I vividly remember the shot you made against Michigan to force OT before you made the go-ahead to help Wisconsin win the game.
This morning when I sent out that tweet, that fateful tweet, I was confused, and I want to right my wrongdoings by letting you know what happened. I accidentally confused you with fellow Badger great, Josh Gasser. I know, it’s a completely amateur move and deserves no forgiveness, but nonetheless, it happened. A few days ago, Josh Gasser tweeted out in reference to the Buck’s bandwagon:
I immediately saw the similarities in hardship the two have in working back from terrible ACL injuries to become Wisconsin, NBA and college basketball superstars, respectively. When I saw your tweet this morning about fan questions on the podcast, I wrongly thought Gasser had posted it.
You two were a very important part of my basketball love when I was growing up. As you shared the starting back court for the Badgers in the 2013-2014 season, many of the accomplishments both of you, as well as the team had, resulted from the plays and triumphs you and Gasser had together. When I think of you, I think of Josh Gasser and vice versa.
I then sent out my tweet about beef between Gasser and Jabari for fun and light hearted conversation that could be a funny segment on your podcast. I immediately realized my mistake, but the damage was done. Not only did I hurt your feelings, but I also ruined a potential relationship between us. I wish this had never happened and that I could take it all back. I was hoping you could find it somewhere deep in your heart to forgive my lack of courtesy and foolishness. I sincerely apologize to both you and Josh. I’m sorry.
(P.S.) If you would like to be on our podcast or vice versa, I would love to apologize in voice or person as well.