Diary Room: Adam Poch’s Player Rankings: Big Brother 17 – Week 8| August 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM EST
It’s day 63 inside the Big Brother house – and this week was relatively calm after the insanity known as Double Eviction night. Only 8 players have been evicted so far – and one of the evicted jury members will earn their way back in – meaning we still have 8 more evictions to go in the last 35 days.
So while this was a ho-hum week, the rest of the season will be intense. But first, let’s see who had a good bacon filled week, and who will get tofu thrown at them (hope they don’t take me to court for that).
Liz Nolan – 5 strips of Bacon – Liz had all the power this week, winning HoH & POV – and did the smart thing for her game by putting up Becky & John. The HG that stays (most likely Johnny Mac) will not target them right away. She has also seemed to lock up Austin in a real showmance now (not the fakemance that she was doing early on). This only bodes well for her because if she is in the final 2 – she will have 2 guaranteed votes in Julia & Austin.
Steve Moses – 4 strips of Bacon – we are really starting to see Steve transform into Ian Terry – and if he can keep it up, he will also bring home the check like Ian did 3 years ago. Remember how Ian got pulled into an alliance and was able to name it the Quack Pack? Now it’s Steve’s turn with the Scamper Squad. People are still scratching their heads at him going after Jackie & Meg during the Double Eviction – but that played into his perception that he is a “weak” player. His 50% fake tears earned him some sympathy and blinded the other HG’s that he is actually playing them against each other.
Austin Matelson – 3 strips of Bacon – early on in the game we were all appalled by his one way love for Liz. But he is probably the safest person in the game right now – and is starting to show his ability to manipulate some of the other HG’s. He will still probably become a victim of the showmance when someone finally puts him up – but who will dare nominate Judas? (you have to read that last line in Austin’s ‘Judas voice’).
James Huling – 2 strips of Bacon – despite being the leader of the Goblins – he was not nominated alongside of Meg or Jackie during the Double Eviction – and was not nominated this week alongside of John or Becky. This goes to show that despite winning 2 HoH’s and being a beast at the endurance comps, he is not seen as much of a threat because of his great social game. James will win another HoH and will not be afraid to go after a big target again. He has a great BB resume so far, so if he should find a way to get to those F2 chairs, he will win. I can only imagine what his victory party would be like.
Vanessa Rousso – 1 strip of Bacon – last week’s Tofurkey of the week bounced back strong after being saved last week. People gave her too much credit for the house flip to keep her. it was really James that got that ball rolling – but regardless she is there, and still scheming hard. While not as good as Derrick last year at planting seeds in other people’s heads, she has done a great job all season of deflecting negativity against her towards the others. The longer the HG’s keep her safe, the more they will kick themselves later if she gets to the end.
Now on to the Tofu earners & Tofurkey Of The Week: