The superstar musical performance has yet to be named, but the details surrounding ESPN’s New Years Eve are….and it’s going to awesome! What would you say to a Motocross Rider jumping across a Football field? Radical right??? How about a dude flipping a truck like they do with bikes in the X-Games? Totally sweet right?
Well your wish has been granted. Immediately following the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on December 31st you’ll get both!
New Year. No Limits will feature action sports stars Robbie “Maddo” Maddison and Rhys Millen, performing two Red Bull Experiments: a world-record motorcycle jump the length of a football field (Maddison) and a never-before executed truck flip (Millen). Set to begin immediately following ESPN’s coverage of the Chick-fil-A Bowl (at approximately 11:15 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPNHD), the three-hour special will ring in the new year on both coasts and will feature a live performance by a superstar musician to be announced soon.
At the stroke of midnight Eastern Standard Time following the telecast’s split-screen view of the Times Square ball drop, viewers will see Maddison’s bike jump. Millen’s feat will be performed at midnight Pacific Standard Time. Co-hosted by ESPN commentators Joe Tessitore and Mark Schlereth, with reporting by Jamie Little and Cam Steele, New Year. No Limits will examine the physics behind the feats, the athletes performing them, and where they rank with other contemporary athletes and accomplishments. In addition, the telecast will feature high-end graphic imaging, live cut-ins from the event site, and provide the latest sports news via a 90-minute SportsCenter between jumps.
Such a great idea. I mean what could I want more after a great Football game than X-Games stunts? If you said nothing you are just as rad as this idea. And you know what? Joan Lynch, ESPN Executive Producer and Vice President of Content Development Production (Longest. Job Title. Evar.) agrees with me (and you)!
“ESPN wanted to re-energize New Year’s Eve television with a show that captures the excitement and anticipation of the holiday itself.”- Joan Lynch
Dead on assessment of New Years Joan! It’s gotten stale and there’s nothing like goofy stunts to kick-start (see what I did there?) the failing Holiday again. Besides who wants to watch Maroon 5 and Ryan Seacrest anyway?