Top 25 of the last 25: The Snubs

Nomar Garciaparra was one of the glaring snubs from Metro's list. Credit: Getty Images
Nomar Garciaparra was one of the glaring snubs from Metro’s list. Credit: Getty Images

After several weeks of great feedback, we were finally able to compile our final list this past weekend. Click here for the complete list. 

Guess what?! Plenty of snubs, starting with one Nomar Garciaparra. If someone had told you in 2001 that a list like this would be revealed in 2013 and Nomar would NOT be on it, there’s a good chance you would give up your entire Napster library for the opportunity to punch that someone in the cheekbone.

Most people who responded had Nomar hovering around the 20-25 area.

Other glaring snubs included “The Chief” Robert Parish, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, Patrice Bergeron, Andre Tippett, Troy Brown, Curtis Martin, Randy Moss, Rodney Harrison, Dwight Evans and Jonathan Papelbon.

Random question: Why wasn’t Dennis Johnson, the great Celtics point guard included on the nominees list?

Unfortunately the late DJ always gets snubbed in these types of things. He retired in 1990, so the 1987 portion of the 1987-88 season wipes him off the list.

Who else are we forgetting? Take a look at the nominees below to see who else got the shaft. Write-in votes were welcome.

Celtics:
Larry Bird
Reggie Lewis
Kevin McHale
Robert Parish
Paul Pierce
Antoine Walker
Kevin Garnett
Ray Allen
Rajon Rondo

Bruins
Cam Neely
Ray Bourque
Joe Thornton
Tim Thomas
Patrice Bergeron
Zdeno Chara
Tuukka Rask

Patriots
Bruce Armstrong
Andre Tippett
Drew Bledsoe
Ben Coates
Troy Brown
Curtis Martin
Willie McGinest
Ty Law
Lawyer Milloy
Adam Vinatieri
Tedy Bruschi
Kevin Faulk
Tom Brady
Damien Woody
Richard Seymour
Mike Vrabel
Corey Dillon
Antowain Smith
Matt Light
Logan Mankins
Vince Wilfork
Rodney Harrison
Randy Moss
Wes Welker
Rob Gronkowski
Deion Branch
Jerod Mayo

Red Sox
Wade Boggs
Dwight Evans
Mike Greenwell
Roger Clemens
Mo Vaughn
Nomar Garciaparra
Jason Varitek
Pedro Martinez
Manny Ramirez
David Ortiz
Curt Schilling
Mike Lowell
Josh Beckett
Jonathan Papelbon
Dustin Pedroia

Got beef with the list? Want to vent? Send responses to Metro Boston sports editor Matt Burke on Twitter @BurkeMetroBOS or by email at matthew.burke@metro.us


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