Cap Talk: [Super Bowl Edition] Featuring Taylor Everts & Angelica Valenzuela

Super Bowl excitement has reached a feverish pitch, as the day of the showdown - between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos - draws near. Fans of both teams are excited for Sunday’s game, to be able to speak with their New Era caps, and proudly show which team they wear their allegiance to – especially die-hard Seahawks fan, Taylor Everts, and big time Broncos supporter, Angelica Valenzuela. These two women were selected as Fan Ambassadors at the beginning of the football season, to represent New Era and their respective favorite NFL teams, because of the undying loyalty and passion they displayed. Along with 30 other Fan Ambassadors, they took part in a photo shoot that would “give them a voice to represent their city, their team and their passion for football.”  We caught up with Taylor Everts and Angelica Valenzuela with a only a few days to go before the Super Bowl, to see what’s on their minds, and also to find out if they have a message for one another before the championship game.

 
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A WORD WITH: Taylor Everts

 
Taylor Everts New Era Cap Talk
 
How long have you been a Seattle Seahawks fan?
 
I have been a Seahawks fan my entire life! My dad started buying season tickets to the games in 1993, which also happens to be the year I was born. So honestly…you could say I just hopped out the womb bleeding blue and green! Haha
 
How did it feel to be selected as New Era’s Official Seahawks Fan Ambassador?
 
Being selected as New Era’s Official Fan Ambassador was such a completely amazing feeling! At first when I found out I had won the trip, I almost didn’t believe it was real! But after it all set in, I was super excited because out of thousands of people, I was lucky enough to represent my team. To proudly represent The Seattle Seahawks!
 
What was the photo shoot like working with New Era and all the other Fan Ambassadors?
 
Working with New Era was so fun! Because everything was completely professional. It felt like it was my job. But it was a job I actually enjoyed! They did my makeup, hair and styled me. I loved every second of it! And they were all so cool. Everyone kept telling me “Just wear your cap the way YOU would wear it!” and they went from there. All of the other Fan Ambassadors were really awesome too! Right away, all of the fans were conversing and getting to know each other! We actually have a group on Facebook now and all of us have kept in touch throughout the entire season. We now refer to each other as “New Era Fam”.
 
What does the New Era brand mean to you?
 
The New Era brand means a lot to me, even more so after this amazing experience! They create so many different caps, each one giving you your very own way to express yourself, and that’s what I love about the brand! And they aren’t selfish when it comes to involving the public. New Era does a lot to get their buyers involved in what’s going on with the brand and to give back as well.
 
What do you think about New Era’s partnership with the NFL?
 
I’m really happy that New Era partnered with the NFL! The majority of the caps I own are Seahawks. Plus, New Era gets pretty creative with style and color. They take the simple NFL style and give it a personal touch of their own!
 
Do you collect caps? If so, how many do you have? and which style do you prefer snapback or fitted – why?
 
I do collect caps! My collection is slowly growing when it comes to caps, mainly because I had a lot of New Era beanies before I did caps. But I think I have around twenty caps now. And I love snapbacks! 9 out of 10 times, you will catch me rocking a snapback!
 
Which New Era cap will you be wearing while watching the Super Bowl?
 
I haven’t decided which cap I’m going to be wearing while watching the Super Bowl yet. It’s a toss up between my old school logo snapback or a new gray snapback I just recently bought with the coolest bill. It’s blue with tiny swirls on it! I was pretty excited.
 
How excited are you to see your team make it to the Super Bowl?
 
I am way beyond excited to see that my team has made it to the Super Bowl! My family and I have been saying all year long that we would make it all the way this year and here we are! I was actually at the Seattle-Frisco game, and when Sherman tipped the ball to Smith, my dad grabbed me, my sister and stepmom and squished us into a little family hug, and we were all jumping around screaming!
 
What are your Super Bowl plans? Where will you be watching the game?
 
I am flying out Wednesday morning to spend a week in New York and I’m thrilled to be saying that I will be in MetLife stadium at Super Bowl, cheering my Seattle Seahawks on to their first Super Bowl victory!
 
The Seahawks are not short of playoff appearances, with 13 in total, but this will only be their second time making it to the Super Bowl. Do you think this will help or hurt the team?
 
I think that their appearances in playoffs will only strengthen their chance at winning Super Bowl. This is a very “hungry” group of guys as well! I believe that seeing that they have gotten this close that many times will only drive these guys to play even harder, to make sure that they play with everything, and get the win they deserve and have been so very close to all these other times.
 
What do you predict the final outcome of the game will be?
 
The Seahawks are leaving MetLife stadium with a win! Super Bowl XLVIII is going to be ours. I won’t give a score, because I am being crazy with the hype and what not. But I 100% believe that THIS is our year.
 
 Do you have a message for New Era’s Denver Broncos Fan Ambassador Angelica Valenzuela?
 
Angelica, we are still New Era Fam.. But don’t be too disappointed when The Seahawks kick some major Bronco booty!
 
 Any Final words?
 
GO HAWKS!!
 
 

A WORD WITH: Angelica Valenzuela

 
Angelica Valenzuela New Era Cap Talk
 
How long have you been a Denver Broncos fan? 
 
Since birth. Born to proud mother and father Bronco fans. Born and raised Denver Gal.
 
How did it feel to be selected as New Era’s Official Broncos Fan Ambassador? 
 
Roller coaster of emotions. However I knew they picked well. Hahaha. I represent the ORANGE AND BLUE to the fullest!
 
What was the photo shoot like working with New Era and all the other Fan Ambassadors? 
 
Very intimidating yet so cool. I met 31 new family members. I will cherish the journey with them forever.
 
What does the New Era brand mean to you?  
 
It means to me I can express who I represent by wearing a cap!
 
What do you think about New Era’s partnership with the NFL?   
 
I think it is great!
 
Do you collect caps? If so, how many do you have? and which style to you prefer snapback or fitted – why?  
 
I have tons of caps but of all sports. My Bronco collection however is pretty intense. I prefer fitted but not picky if it has a logo I love, I am sold.
 
Which New Era cap will you be wearing while watching the Super Bowl?  
 
Denver Broncos sideline Super Bowl 48 cap.
 
How excited are you to see your team make it to the Super Bowl? 
 
I am beyond excited. You wait all season for this moment and then you are at a loss of words because we finally made it!
 
What are your Super Bowl plans? Where will you be watching the game?
 
I prefer to be at Metlife, however to experience every home game and one away tied up funds. I will be watching in Bronco Country with all of my Bronco family. GO BRONCOS.
 
What do you predict the final outcome of the game will be? 
 
31-17 – My Broncos bring home the Lombardi.
 
Do you have a message for New Era’s Seahawks Fan Ambassador Taylor Everts?
 
Good Luck! Seattle has never seen an offense like MY BRONCOS!!
 
 Any Final words?     
 
It has been a honor working with New Era! I never could dream of a more amazing season! GO BRONCOS!!

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