Diary Room: Adam Poch’s Player Rankings: Big Brother 17 – Week 6

Well, the power shift we have been waiting for the last 4 weeks finally came true – and we saw how you can go from the penthouse to the outhouse in a week.

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

Shelli & Clay think they are the cutest couple in the BB house since JeJo – oh boy – they are soooo wrong about that. More about that later… much more in fact! But first – lets see how everyone did this week. Put your bibs on kids – it’s time for another edition of Bacon/Tofu!

James Huling – 6 strips of Bacon (one extra for having Brass Balls) – yes normally I only give up to 5 strips of bacon – but that’s how good of a week James had. Almost every year in the endurance comps we see people make deals to ensure their safety. James had no intention of honoring the deal he made with Shelli – and promptly put her and her boy toy on the block. Then how did he finish his week – by winning Veto and keeping all the power in his hands.

James sat there in the wee hours Sunday into Monday and listened to Clelli’s last minute plea to use the Veto on one of them and backdoor someone else. Remember in Season 14 when Dan did the same thing to Frank? Well, James listened – but decided to not “pull a Frank” and left his nominations the same. The kid is here to play his game and for that – bacon bacon bacon!!!!

Jackie Ibarra – 4 strips of Bacon – once the punch line to many “who is she” jokes the first few weeks, Jackie has come alive and is showing she is a no nonsense type of girl. She has a BS meter like no other in the house this year. Not only can she sense when people are lying, but calls them out on it when it’s beneficial to her, and keeps her mouth shut when it can hurt her. Fingers crossed she can win HoH this week and keep the power on her side of the house.

Austin Matelson – 3 strips of Bacon (one for each one of his personalities) – Lost in all the Clay/Shelli drama this week is how Austin went from potential backdoor option last week to sitting pretty this week. When Julia came into the house, it all of a sudden made Austin even more powerful. He is now seen as part of a 3 headed monster – who can control 3 jury votes. He has layed low despite the house finding out about his hinky vote for Audrey. Yes – he’s still a target of sorts – but with his minions looking out for him, he’s in a much better spot than he was 10 days ago.

Meg Maley – 2 strips of Bacon – sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Meg definitely lucked out this week by James winning HoH as she had an easy week. She had no stress that she would be nominated, backdoored, and did not have to say goodbye to a friend, which has been rare for her this game. She did keep her ears open and starting to come alive as a player – 43 days into the game – but remember, it’s a marathon not a sprint.

Becky Burgess – 1 strip of Bacon – if you look “playing both sides of the house” in the Big Brother dictionary there is a picture of Becky. She still has the trust of Vanessa, the Austwins, as well as getting in tighter with Jackie, James, and Meg. No one knows her secret agent talents, but this is a tricky spot to be in. You have to watch everything you say and do, and I do not think she will be able to keep it up long enough to win.

Now on to the tofu players this week.


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