DHB number change cost less than $10,000

Plenty of you were intrigued by the news that Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey paid for the remaining inventory of unsold replica jerseys in order to change his number from 12 to 85, primarily since plenty of you were amazed that any such jerseys were made, or sold.

Per a league source, the price tag for the number swap was under $10,000.

But while Reebok got a reimbursement for black jerseys that soon will be absorbing the rays of the burning sun in one or more third world countries near the equator, the folks who paid for a DHB jersey bearing No. 12 will have no such luck.

At a minimum, Reebok should make available to the purchasers of the Heyward-Bey jerseys a replacement name plate that says “Stabler.”

57 responses to “DHB number change cost less than $10,000

  1. oh now instead of the infamous “unnamed source” we now have also the official “league” source. This is not to be confused with Mike Lmbardi’s source , or Adam Scheftlers source, or the source, that is the source for the unnamed source who goes by the alias “da source”
    PFT’s new motto is ‘Believe it or not”, and when it comes to anything raiders, it’s pretty much 100% of the time “NOT”

  2. intrigued? No one is, the only reason normal people would be “intrigued” is because you people hate the raiders so much you can only come up with a story about some players number. You are a bunch of raider haters.
    Sorry to tell you but NO ONE IS GONA STOP THE RAIDERS THIS YEAR.
    Hey florio what happen last year when your steelers played against the raiders?
    That broke your heart so bad you cant let it go.
    THE BRUCE WILL BE LOOSE!

  3. So he basically had to buy his game jerseys. The only people wearing this guys jerseys are related to him or want to be related to him, nobody else realizes he plays.

  4. Yeah… right. I see people at Steeler games that have masking tape over the name Stewart and hand wrote the name Holmes.

  5. Thats the exact reason why I never felt it a good investment to buy a rookies jersey when there number was in the teens…

  6. folks who paid for a DHB jersey bearing No. 12 will have no such luck.
    Honestly, if you bought a DHB jersey, you deserve this. Next time, flush your money down a toilet. At least you won’t be stuck with a DHB jersey.

  7. Reebok should have to foot that expense.
    Why would they bother printing 1 Heyward-Bay replica, let alone $10,000 worth?

  8. “overkil2 says:
    April 8, 2010 4:38 PM
    The New Jersey should say “BUST” on the back.”
    Because of your odd capitalization decision, that took me about 5 tries to understand.

  9. The kid acknowledges that his rookie season was a complete bust.
    He changes his number to turn the page and start a new chapter.
    He is committed, and determined to succeed.
    Let’s see what he can do with some better QB play, this year.
    Raider fans should be far more worried about Russell than DHB. Russell has shown none of this type of will to succeed.

  10. The government should find out who bought a Heyward-Bay jersey last year and have them sterilized so they can’t reproduce.

  11. Sooo you report on this but not on Leshawn McCoy changing his number? Why the target on DHB?

  12. 1NationRaiderNation says:
    April 8, 2010 4:12 PM
    PFT’s new motto is ‘Believe it or not”, and when it comes to anything raiders, it’s pretty much 100% of the time “NOT”
    ———————–
    That’s true. But not because the stories are inaccurate. It’s because most Raiders news is just unbelievable.

  13. I was having a bad day at work .. thanks Florio .. u always know how to make me smile

  14. Russell, McFadden and DHB, yeah those Raiders are drafting fools they are. That’s just a murderers row of high 1st round busts. Yikes! No wonder the old geezer is having to sell off chunks of the team to pay players and keep the lights on.

  15. Line-o-rama:
    1) It’s too bad they can’t assign players negative jersey numbers.
    2) $10,000 worth of jerseys? So you’re saying there will be 5,000 kids in Namibia wearing Heyward-Bey jerseys?
    3) $10,000 worth of jerseys? So you’re saying there’s 1,000 jerseys for each proud owner of “Quarterback of the Future”?

  16. People have to remember Jerry Rice wasn’t catching everything his way his first couple of seasons either.
    This kid is not going to be like this forever, WR are different that QB’s. With a little work DHB can be special.

  17. Florio is a dick. There’s no reason to keep reporting on this, or to rip on a hard working kid. He’s not a pain in the ass or anything, and perhaps playing for the Raiders doesn’t give him the best environment to showcase his talents. I’m not a Raiders fan or a DHB apologist, but it’s unnecessary to bring it to keep reporting on this story, or to rip on the guy. Maybe Florio should wait until week 1 to report anything on DHB (unless injury related). In fact, I’d challenge Florio to hold to that.

  18. I’d still rather wear a jersey that said Heyward-Bey on the back instead of Vick or Crabtree.

  19. raidersteve413 says: April 8, 2010 4:22 PM
    You are a bunch of raider haters.
    Sorry to tell you but NO ONE IS GONA STOP THE RAIDERS THIS YEAR.
    _____________________________________
    What? I must have missed the news that the Raiders were sitting out the 2010 season.

  20. “anthony says:
    April 8, 2010 5:08 PM
    People have to remember Jerry Rice wasn’t catching everything his way his first couple of seasons either.”
    Umm….he had 927 yards as a rookie and lead the league in yards and TD receptions his sophomore year.

  21. # jreed says: April 8, 2010 4:56 PM
    Sooo you report on this but not on Leshawn McCoy changing his number? Why the target on DHB?
    ______________________________________
    Raiders = hits.

  22. Who the hell bought a DHB jersey? Better, who the hell made them to sell? Only needed to make a couple for his family, nobody else would buy one.

  23. Florio never lets me down. With every anti Raider rant he proves what an ignorant, sexually frustrated, maladjusted retard he is. Just because your mother made you wear panties and dresses is no reason to hate those who are much wealthier, better athletes and sexually potent than you are.

  24. “will be absorbing the rays of the burning sun in one or more third world countries near the equator,”
    Even people in 3rd world countries wouldn’t wear that trash

  25. john elway is overrated.
    bronco fans are a bunch of pussys.
    Florio hates the raiders so much. Raiders are going to the superbowl this year.
    DHB will lead the nfl in catches this year

  26. Great, in some third world village a little kid will be dropping coconuts left and right. The curse of the dhb.

  27. “Tom cable wont be charged w/assault. but DA still investigating how the Raiders could draft heyward-bey” Adam Shefter
    Anthony said >>>People have to remember Jerry Rice wasn’t catching everything his way his first couple of seasons either.

  28. DHB will always be labeled a bust cause he was drafted so high… the dude impressed me at Maryland, and I know I hold no credit, but he has ALWAYS had to fair with less than average QB play, but he can make plays.
    Who DOESN’T suck in Oakland, not named Asomugha? If this guy was in Philadelphia, or playing opposite Randy Moss in Boston, I bet he’d put up solid stats to quiet people down.
    All that being said though, #7 overrall or whatever it was, was a little too high to take him. Would have been an awesome late 1st rounder… that 4.3 40 was his downfall… lol

  29. 1NationRaiderNation says:
    April 8, 2010 4:12 PM
    oh now instead of the infamous “unnamed source” we now have also the official “league” source. This is not to be confused with Mike Lmbardi’s source , or Adam Scheftlers source, or the source, that is the source for the unnamed source who goes by the alias “da source”
    PFT’s new motto is ‘Believe it or not”, and when it comes to anything raiders, it’s pretty much 100% of the time “NOT”
    it never ceases to amaze me how mmany bitter raider fans there are that come on here and blast florio for putting anything negitive about that putrid franchise,the fact is,florio isnt the one who ran that business into the ground,that honor goes to Al “not dead yet” Davis,the only thing put on this site about the raiders is the truth,just cause you cant deal dont take it out on this site,did you get this upset when they drafted jamarcus bustell,,,,you should have,,,, RAIDERS SUCK and always will[at least until davis turns the franchise over

  30. TFBuckFutter says: April 8, 2010 4:39 PM
    Reebok should have to foot that expense.
    Why would they bother printing 1 Heyward-Bay replica, let alone $10,000 worth?
    ———————————————–
    …and we wonder why your mother wasted nine months of her life carrying around a waist of air and space such as yourself. I guess some questions in life just have to go unanswered.

  31. John El Way says: April 8, 2010 5:32 PM
    Raider fans are too stupid to notice the change anyways.
    ———————————————-
    Way to generalize an entire fan base. That goes a long way in saying just just what kind of idiot you are as well. Stay classy Horse Face.

  32. “medic406 says:
    April 8, 2010 6:44 PM
    Even people in 3rd world countries wouldn’t wear that trash”
    Some people in Oakland are wearing them.
    Doesn’t that qualify?

  33. @mastablasta says
    the only thing put on this site about the raiders is the truth,
    wtf do you smoke. Crack does not even cause that must brain damage.

  34. Tdk24 says:
    April 8, 2010 5:13 PM
    I’d still rather wear a jersey that said Heyward-Bey on the back instead of Vick or Crabtree.
    ———————–
    Way to set the bar high. Reach for the stars.
    I’d rather wear a jersey that says Heyward-Bey than one that says Blogojevich or Hitler. That doesn’t mean I’m rushing out to buy a Heyward-Bey jersey.

  35. AlDavisIsGod says:
    April 8, 2010 6:42 PM
    Florio never lets me down. With every anti Raider rant he proves what an ignorant, sexually frustrated, maladjusted retard he is. Just because your mother made you wear panties and dresses is no reason to hate those who are much wealthier, better athletes and sexually potent than you are.
    ———————–
    Ladies and gentlemen, further proof that Darwin was wrong.

  36. “Way to generalize an entire fan base. That goes a long way in saying just just what kind of idiot you are as well. Stay classy Horse Face.”
    Generalize!? You obviously have a problem with excepting what Raider fans are.
    Scum

  37. Hey John El Way:
    Have a Coke and a smile, go sell some poor bastard in Denver a crappy used car and STFU!

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