Diary Room: Big Brother 16 Week 7 Player Rankings By Adam Poch

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This week sure has gotten the internet all sorts of crazy with Big Brother talk. I still do not understand however – how “fans” of a show can “HATE” so much about the show and the players. I have no problem making fun of the players games (or in some cases lack thereof) but personal attacks against the players &/or their families make me scratch my head… why do they watch in the first place? Like I said – I will never understand. The season is more than halfway over & everyone’s end game is crucial from here on out – lets see who gets Bacon & who gets Tofu this week.

Victoria – 4 strips of Tofu – if you open the Big Brother dictionary and look up clueless player, you will see a picture of me (hahah)… next to me, you will see a picture of Victoria. She really has no clue on what’s going on. Everyone plays her, and she seems ok with that. She narrowly escaped going up on the block again this week as a renom, but not because she did anything. I mean, did she even talk to Christine about trying to keep herself safe? The only question left about Victoria – is will people keep her around to take to the F2 to guarantee they win the $?

Nicole – 3 strips of Tofu – Nicole bounced back from a very emotional few hours to win HoH – and put the plan in place to get rid of Frankie. Unfortunately for her, she put her trust in the wrong people’s hands… AGAIN! Monday morning before the Veto meeting – she had an uneasy feeling that she may be going up on the block – so what does she do? Sits outside worrying instead of getting upstairs & talking to Christine. We always see the last person to talk to the HoH can sometimes have an influence on their decision. She just sat back and accepted her fate. Poor girl is just worn out from getting beat down the last week, and all but threw in the towel. If she is saved this week, it will not be because of what she does. I do not see her staying this week – but, you never know!

Christine – 2 strips of Tofu – its rare that I will give an HoH Tofu – since it is a very stressful position to be in. Especially this season with the BoB, your nominations could come back to bite you, and you are not truly safe even with that key around your neck early in the week. Christine, however, used her power to get back in Nicole’s good graces after an explosive double eviction. If you go back and see my week 7 preview from Friday, I did say that Christine could backdoor Nicole, and that’s exactly what she did. But the way she did it was not smart for her end game. After realizing how much she was being played, I thought she would turn the corner & work with Nicole to start sending the big boys home. Instead her “flirtmance” with Cody has blinded her to the bigger picture – and after putting Nicole up with the intent on getting her out – she realized that’s another Jury vote lost. The week is still not over & the guys can possibly save Nicole with the intent on using her to get rid of Christine down the road.

Cody – 1 strip of Tofu – I really like Cody (probably because he is a Jersey boy) but he has not really done much except talk a good game up to now. Yes he is protected by just about everyone, but he has not done anything except threaten to punch people when things are getting crazy inside the house. He’s got Derrick’s back until the end which will be good enough for 50K if the 2 of them make it. I cannot see how anyone will vote for him when his biggest move to date is flirting with all the girls. His game has been perfect if this was The Bachelor, but it’s Big Brother.

Donny – 2 strips of Bacon – This is the 5th time Donny has been on the block this season, but only his 2nd time on the block after the Veto meeting. He has been a target, a pawn, a competition beast, & still one of the most popular players in the house from the fans. While others have lovers & haters, I cannot find any tweets or posts where anyone bashes Donny. He may come off as clueless to some, but he is really aware of what is going on around him. The longer he stays around, the better the chance of him getting to F2 – and if so, he can win it all. He will need some luck along the way, which he keeps getting as anyone next to him on the block will be seen as a bigger threat despite 5 competition wins.

Frankie – 3 strips of Bacon* – most of the uproar this week on the internet was about Frankie coming clean on who he really is. He knew his game was crumbling as people were figuring him out. Nicole & Hayden threw him so far under the bus he had to do something to get himself out. When he announced before the BoB he had something non-game related to tell everyone, I am sure no one even cared. After single-handedly winning the BoB to keep himself safe he dropped the Ariana bomb on the house. He went from public enemy #1, to most of their best friends again. It took a little while, but even Caleb & Zach are back on board the Frankie Express. His biggest downfall though, will be if he is in the F2 & people will not think he needs the money (despite saying he would use it for charitable purposes).
* – this rating can change once I get to see the Diary Room sessions from the HG’s to see how they REALLY feel about Frankie’s roller-coaster week.

Zach – 4 strips of Bacon – We saw every emotion from Zach this week, and he is fully aware of the game he is playing, and how it is working perfectly for him. After his meltdown in last week’s Veto – he came back strong & won the OTEV Veto comp this week. That is not an easy competition to win, since you have to be fast, smart, strong, and a little bit lucky. I cannot wait to see it play out because I heard we had an Enzo/Ragan Elissa/Andy moment leading to the victory. Zach Attack is here another week, and he is starting to build a resume that the jury could reward him 500K.

Derrick – 5 strips of Bacon – This really is Derrick’s game to lose. When the house blew up after the Double Eviction – not one person threw him under the bus – while he was doing most of the puppeteering. They are all blind to the fact that he was the one to get Frankie on board to vote Zach out – and then he was the one to realize it would be better to keep him. He covered his tracks with Nicole, he’s got his right hand man Cody agreeing with all his plans & schemes, he even found a way to get Victoria back in his back pocket when she started to doubt him. He “saved” Victoria from going bak up on the block as a renom & she thanked him and swore she would never doubt him again. We have not seen a player like this since S10 Dan. Until all of them compare notes, he is gliding to the finals.

That takes us to our Tofurkey of the Week. It’s been a while – but Caleb wins it again. This guy is almost as clueless to how to play the game as Victoria is – did he really volunteer to go up on the block.. AGAIN? And then planned on throwing the BoB AGAIN? The problem with that plan was by sitting out the competition, he actually helped Frankie win. And 3 days later is Frankie’s BFF AGAIN! He is by far the player most easily manipulated since BB14 Shane. I see the same outcome for him, getting cut around the F4 and going home wondering what the hell just happened? Perhaps Frankie will convince Ariana to do a duet with him on her next album (insert laugh track here!)

There we have it kids. Let me know what you think in the comments below. But please I urge you to stay classy. We can have differences of opinions – and that’s fine, but please keep the nasty comments to yourself.

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