October 15, 2012 by Wes Cronk in News with 4 comments
Over the past couple weeks, details have started to emerge about ultimate’s newest professional league, leaving many of us anxious to learn more specifics about the organization’s plans. Until this morning, the league’s website had simply been a placeholder with the MLU logo and a date, 10/15/12, suggesting that more information would be made available about their vision for a national pro ultimate league.
Based on the new teaser site that was launched today, it appears that the MLU’s organizers aren’t ready to spill the beans just yet. To their credit, the updated page does look pretty cool. It stands in stark contrast to the American Ultimate Disc League’s official site, which from an aesthetics standpoint leaves much to be desired. Aside form the new design, though, there really hasn’t been much to report on a day that many thought would be filled with breaking news.
By far the most intriguing aspect of the new MLU site is the countdown tracker prominently featured at the top of the page. There’s no telling what event the timer is actually counting down to but it’s seems safe to expect some exciting new details by the time it hits zero, which will be 28 days from now.
If there is one thing we’ve learned about the MLU from today’s update, it’s that these guys know how to create some hype. So far, the enigmatic league has done a good job capturing attention without releasing much information at all. And while that bodes well for their prospects of successfully establishing and promoting the new pro league, let’s just hope that when the specifics of their plan eventually come out, the details live up to the somewhat lofty expectations they’ve created for themselves.