Diary Room: Adam Poch’s Player Rankings: Big Brother 17 – Week 11

It’s day 84 inside the Big Brother house and we are just 14 days away from the Vanessa Chronicles ending. There are still so many questions left.

Adam Poch on Big Brother 13
Adam Poch on Big Brother 13 – Source: CBS

Which twin will go home this week? Will Vanessa’s overscheming ever catch up to her? Will Johnny Mac be the first person ever evicted and come back to win the game? Are James & Meg “camping” in the jury house? Only time will tell – but first, lets see how the final 6 will dine this week, Bacon or Tofu?

Austin Matelson – 5 strips of Bacon – if you have been reading my column every week, you know I usually give someone 5 strips of bacon if they are on the block and win Veto. Now that only 6 people are left, the Veto is actually more important than HoH. Renom choices are all but eliminated and without that Veto around your neck, you goose could be cooked.

Austin has been a very flaky player this entire game. One minute he seems willing to throw himself on a grenade for his beloved Liz, the next minute he is plotting on how to break the twins up and get himself to the end. He was finally nominated (34 people had been nominated before he had his first taste of those chairs) but was not on the block too long. Austin may have some votes if he gets to F2 – but he will most likely have to win out.

Steve Moses – 3 strips of Bacon – we have been asking all season, who would have the balls to put the Austwins on the block against each other – and while it made him freak out, Steve won the HoH and took a shot at them. While his main target Austin ended up saving himself, Steve stuck to his guns and put Julia up as a renom.

Yes – a lot of us sat at home praying that Julia won Veto so we would see what Steve would do in that situation, but he still did what others didn’t and with 2 HoH wins & 2 POV wins, he’s building up his resume for the jury. Think back to week 1 – if he does not win that Veto, he probably would have been out the door.

John McGuire – 2 strips of Bacon – just 2 weeks ago Johnny was sent packing and never made it off the studio lot before winning his way back in. Since returning he is in a pretty good spot, he has a tight ally in Steve, a strong bond with his old nemesis Vanessa, and somehow survived on the block last week vs James. As Steve pointed out on the Sunday show – the house was stupid by not getting rid of him again.

Sure John has not won an HoH and will probably have to do so in the next 2 weeks, but like I said in Austin’s recap, as long as Johnny Mac wins a Veto or two – he could possibly end up in the F2 and with no real enemies in the jury, and then he could end up winning it all.

Vanessa Rousso – 1 strip of Tofu – without a doubt the star of this season has been Vanessa – her green hat & suspenders will end up in the Big Brother Hall of Fame one day – but this week we are finally.. FINALLY… seeing everyone comparing notes and they are on to her. Wait, didn’t we see this a few weeks ago when Becky & John blew up her game? Yes we did – but she had so many people blinded by her manipulative ways that it didn’t stick.

If Vanessa can pull another Houdini next week – she’s the odds on favorite to win it all. But now, as these last few people are sent to packing, with their bitterness carry over to the other jurors? Either way, Vanessa has played a great game but may have overplayed for the last time.


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