HT to Naver sports.
The Seoul Heroes have found another sponsor. This franchise has been frought with trouble since Hyundai dropped the sponsorship and the team relocated from Suwon to Seoul. Since losing Woori Tobacco Co. in 2008 and going without a sponsor. in 2009, the Seoul Heroes will be represent Nexen Tire Company next year. Also, hell freezes over. I really can't believe the KBO didn't botch these negotiations. Like they did with STX...and KT before settling on a shady investment company(something called Centennial Investment) to "sponsor" the team. The plan was that Centennial wanted to buy the sponsorship as an investment and sell it to the highest bidder. They had a deal in place with Woori, but Woori backed out after Centennial failed to make its franchise payments to the KBO. It looks like they've found a partner in Nexen.
I have no idea what this will mean for the uni's or the team name. I just hope they don't do anything goofy. The idea of seeing the Samsung Lions take on the Nexen Tires doesn't sit too well. The Nexen Heroes? That's probably what we'll end up with. Not bad, but I think we can do better. If it were me, I'd go with alliteration. Make it the Nexen Knights or something.