'We've had 'em for 41 years'; Bucks longtime season ticket holder stuck with team through thick and thin
BROWN DEER, Wis. (CBS 58) -- While thousands of fans have been watching the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns away games from the Deer District, one of the team's biggest fans has been watching the team from her own home in Brown Deer.
You can't miss Jill Weidmann's home from the outside, Bucks banners fill every inch of the large front window. Inside her living room, Bucks memorabilia fills almost every corner.
"We have a lot of things in the basement, we don't have room in here for everything," said Jill Wiedmann.
Wiedmann is a Bucks superfan. Right above her TV is a picture of the team. She has signed basketballs and framed pictures. Every jacket and scarf on her coat rack has a Bucks logo. When CBS 58 visits her home she is dressed head to toe in Bucks apparel, down to her Giannis Nike gym shoes.
Her favorite piece of memorabilia is a photograph of Aaron Rodgers sitting courtside at the game.
"When they came down and took his picture, we just happened to be in the picture," said Wiedmann.
She goes to every home game she can.
"Since 1979, we've had 'em for 41 years. Why I kept those tickets?" said Wiedmann. "It was really difficult."
She's supported the team even when they weren't very good. Now that they're in the NBA Finals she says she knows the team has the heart to win it.
"I have a good feeling. We haven't played our best, we haven't shot our best. They just have the ability to go out there and win, I just know," Wiedmann said.
She plans to be at games three and four at Fiserv Forum. She says nothing would make her miss them.
"No matter what. I don't care how much it would cost," said Wiedmann.
Some people call Wiedmann the Bucks' biggest fan. She says she never thought she'd see another championship in her lifetime.
It's been 50 years in the making.