What Constitutes An All-Star "Snub"? Redux

Like I'm retweeting a tweet, here's an excerpt from a post I wrote on Januray 3rd, 2010 but I'm updating it to fit with 2011 Pro Bowl selections.

After every sports' all star selection comes out, everybody's favorite word soon after is "snub". I think this is a word that is thrown around way too loosely. After the 2009 MLB's All-Star selection, ESPN's Peter Gammons said that Rangers' P Kevin Millwood was an All-Star snub. Yes, Millwood had a fine first half for the Rangers and you could have made an argument, as Gammons did, that Millwood should be an All-Star. But to call him a snub? I don't think so. So I think we need to define it. Now.

Snub. Noun. A player that was not selected for his professional sports all-star game and should have a spot in the game over another player that was selected.

The key to being a snub is not that you DESERVED to go, but that you deserved to go over another player. The second key is that the player has to OVERWHELMINGLY deserve to go. Maurice Jones-Drew is a great running back and while I personally would have selected BenJarvis Green-Ellis, The Law Firm did not OVERWHELMING deserve the spot over Mo Jo. Therefore, BJGE was not snubbed.

There are however (as there is every year) obvious snubs. Here is a list of my selections of clear cut snubs:
- Matt Cassel (KC) over Peyton Manning (IND)
- Aaron Rodgers (GB) over Matt Ryan (ATL) or Drew Brees (NO)
- LeSean McCoy (PHI) over Steven Jackson (STL)
- Dan Koppen (NE) over Maurkice Pouncey (PIT)
- Mike Wallace (PIT) over Reggie Wayne (IND) or Andre Johnson (HOU)
- Aquib Talib (TAM) over DeAngelo Hall (WAS)
- Earl Thomas (SEA) over any of the three safeties selected
- Anyone over Jay Ratliff (DAL) and Andre Gurode (DAL). Eff the Dallas bias.