By Mitch Nelles Special to Published Apr 28, 2019 at 3:17 PM

I picked the Bucks to win the series in seven and I'm still leaning toward picking the Bucks winning the series in seven, but this was not a great performance by our Milwaukee Bucks. That was definitely not what we expected to see here at Fiserv Forum.

I got to attend today's game with my daughter AKA Big Rumble, who's 8 1/2 years old. Big Rumble loves basketball. In fact she loves a lot of sports but I'd say basketball and maybe baseball are her favorites.

I did a radio show today, and after the show I met up with Big Rumble. The smile on her face melted my heart. We had so much fun walking through the crowd, being at the game and cheering on the bucks – at least the times that there were to cheer.

So I thought it would be fun to do a video with her to hear her thoughts after the Bucks’ loss. She played organized basketball this year and she is still learning the game, but it was fun to see her reaction and even at the end of the game to see her smile.

Walking out of the arena, the plaza was still filled with activity. We bumped into lots of friends and people seemed pretty optimistic about game two. I'm not quite as optimistic, but I do think Giannis will have a better game and that should help the team. Stay tuned for Big Rumble's reports throughout the playoffs.

Mitch Nelles Special to

Mitch Nelles, aka Thunder, is a long-time resident of the Milwaukee area with some serious Wisconsin roots.

Born and raised in Boston himself, Mitch brings a bit of a coastie attitude to his fandom. He moved to Wisconsin in 1990, where he attended Nicolet High School and the University of Wisconsin. His grandparents and entire mother’s side of his family were born and raised in Milwaukee (yes, serious roots).

Mitch has worked for the Wisconsin State Journal, Milwaukee Bucks and 540 ESPN in Milwaukee/100.5 ESPN in Madison, serving as the co-host of “Homer & Thunder” for the past eight years.

Also very active in the community, Mitch has emceed and auctioneered events for Make-a-Wish, Variety of Wisconsin, Russell Wilson’s personal foundation and The Guest House, just to name a few.

Mitch was in the crowd when the Red Sox won the 2004 World Series, when Wisconsin played in the Final Four this past April and when Ron Roenicke inexplicably pitched Shaun Marcum in Game 6 of the NLCS in 2011.