SUPER BOWL WEEK: New Era Events with Gregory Olsen & Bun B

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Having the Super Bowl in town was a game changing experience for me. I had so much fun. In fact, I've had the most fun that I've had in a long time in Houston.  The energy and vibe of the city was contagious. I couldn't be in a bad mood if I tried.  I started attending Super Bowl related events the weekend of the 28th, with my first visit to Super Bowl Live (I'll blog about that later), and then a lot of my activities started Wednesday, February 1st and lasted through Super Bowl Sunday.  I even took off of work to attend some daytime events.  

The first daytime event I attended was sponsored by New Era at the NFL Shop at NRG Arena. New Era had invited me to come visit their World Record Cap Mosaic Logo display.  Their creative team, recreated the New Era logo using 2,051 NFL Shield caps.  The display was huge and very impressive. The event also featured Carolina Panthers' Tight End, Gregory Olsen. He was onsite taking pictures, conducting interviews, and signing items.  New Era also released a new cap every day of the week leading up to the Super Bowl for fans to purchase. They were nice enough to send me two caps (above picture). I loved them both, but the floral hat was my favorite! I later took that hat to Macy's and had it customized (stay tuned).  

New Era had 2 other events last week, but due to my overwhelming Super Bowl events schedule I was unable to attend. The same night as the Gregory Olsen event, Bun B appeared at LIDS in the Galleria Mall to unveil is cap collection with New Era. Guests were able to have a first look at the exclusive collection and receive and autograph from Bun B. Then on Friday night, Bun B and New Era hosted an epic party at VRSI with a host of famous attendees: I was invited to cover the red carpet of this event, but I had the Bruno Mars event at the same time :-(. 

Bun B, Hip Hop artist and Houston native rose to fame in the 80s as a member of “UGK”. He has released four solo albums including “Trill O.G.: The Epilogue”
Migos, Hip Hop group from Lawrenceville, GA just dropped their new album ‘Culture’, which features their hit song “Bad and Boujee”
Lil Uzi Vert, the 22-year-old rapper from Northern Philly has gained recognition for his debut single, “Money Longer”.
DJ Ace, The artist-in-training is the son of Will Smith and Sheree Zampino. He is most well-known for his debut track “Blame It on Beyonce.”
DJ Dallas Green, Celebrity DJ and tastemaker who earned three coveted Justo Mixtape Award nominations
Anthony Davis, retired offensive tackle who played for the San Francisco 49ers
Antonio Brown, wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Brandon Marshall, wide receiver for the New York Jets
Brian Cushing, linebacker for the Houston Texans, Walter Payton MOY and Art Rooney Award nominee
Bryce Harper, right fielder for the Washington Nationals
Chad Ochocinco Johnson, former wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, retired
Dak Prescott, quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys
DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver for the Houston Texans
Dwayne Wade, shooting guard for the Chicago Bulls
James Harden, point guard for the Houston Rockets
JJ Watt, defensive end for the Houston Texans
Lamar Miller, running back for the Houston Texans
Le’Veon Bell, running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers
LeSean McCoy, running back for the Buffalo Bills
Rob Gronkowski, tight end for the New England Patriots, Walter Payton MOY nominee
Allen Bailey, defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs
Anthony Davis, retired offensive tackle who played for the San Francisco 49ers
Anthony Johnson, defensive end for the New York Jets
Antonio Smith, defensive end for the Houston Texans
Aqib Talib, cornerback for the Denver Broncos
Bobby McCain, cornerback for the Miami Dolphins
Brandon McManus, placekicker for the Denver Broncos
Carlos Dunlap, defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals, Pro Bowler, Bryon Whizzer White nominee
Charles Johnson, defensive end for the Carolina Panthers
Dansby Swanson, shortstop for the Atlanta Braves
Deion Jones, linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons
Demaryius Thomas, wide receiver for the Denver Broncos
Devon Still, defensive end for the Houston Texans
Drayton Florence, retired cornerback who played 11 seasons in the NFL
Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress and singer, gained popularity for her role in True Love (2012)
Eric Winston, offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals
Frank Gore, running back for the Indianapolis Colts, Art Rooney Award nominee
Greg Olsen, tight end for the Carolina Panthers, Walter Payton MOY and Art Rooney Award nominee
Guy Fieri, restaurateur, television personality, game show host
Jalen Mills, cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles
Jerrell Freeman, linebacker for the Chicago Bears
Joey Bosa, defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers
Johnathan Cyprien, safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Jordan Reed, tight end for the Washington Redskins
Kavyon Webster, cornerback for the Denver Broncos
Kwon Alexander, linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kyle Moore, retired defensive end in the NFL
Lance Briggs, retired linebacker in the NFL
Lawrence Timmons, linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Matt Forte, running back for the New York Jets
Michael Crabtree, wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders
NaVorro Bowman, linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers
Nigel Bradham, linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles
Orlando Franklin, guard for the Los Angeles Chargers
Randall Cobb, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers
Ricky Jean Francois, defensive end for the Washington Redskins
Ronald Darby, cornerback for the Buffalo Bills
Sam Shields, cornerback for the Green Bay Packers
Torrey Smith, wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, Walter Payton MOY nominee
Travis Johnson, retired defensive end in the NFL
Tyrod Taylor, quarterback for the Buffalo Bills
Wendall Williams, wide receiver for the Houston Texans


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