The John Mayer Effect: Recap

Cameron, Matt, Vincent, and Erick have spoken. The Commutes Top 20 for the John Mayer Effect — where something gets so overrated/overhyped that it then becomes underrated — includes ESPN, the 9-5 job schedule, Starbucks coffee, and, of course, John Mayer himself. The list is a dynamic one, and new phenomena fall into the realm of the effect every day.

My (Matt’s) watch list for future John Mayer Effect candidates: Chipotle (everyone is still enamored with Chipotle, but eventually people will tire of it and forget how great it really is),  the Chip Kelly era at Oregon (I think the program will decline precipitously and Kelly may flounder in the NFL, leading many to forget about how ridiculous Oregon’s offense was for a good stretch), and Dwyane Wade (the Heat will win it all this year behind LeBron’s dominance, and Wade will be overlooked). Comment on the site, on Twitter, or on our Facebook page if you disagree. The Effects are meant to spur debate.

Image courtesy of Flickr user Stein9

Image courtesy of Flickr user Stein9

The Top 20, as Chosen by the Commutes Staff:

  1. John Mayer
  2. Starbucks coffee
  3. The “9-5” white-collar schedule
  4. ESPN
  5. Allen Iverson
  6. The “diva” NFL WRs of the late ’90s-’00s (Moss, T.O., Ochocinco)
  7. Reggie Bush
  8. Neon
  9. Avatar
  10. The Da Vinci Code
  11. Justin Timberlake
  12. Facebook (for people over 40)
  13. Grand Theft Auto III
  14. Manti Te’o (as a football player)
  15. The films of Wes Anderson
  16. Jay Cutler
  17. Poker
  18. Flying (on airplanes)
  19. A good night’s sleep
  20. Stand-up comedy

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