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Diary Room: Big Brother 16 Week 1 Power Rankings By Adam Poch

| July 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM EDT
Big Brother HG - Adam Poch

Big Brother HG Adam Poch – Credit: Greg P Photo

During Big Brother 14 Matt Hoffman & I did a live show called Rants & Roars – on it I would do a weekly ranking on each player, giving them each up to 5 strips of Bacon if they had a good week, and up to 5 strips of Tofu if they had a bad week. When Big Brother Network asked me to do a couple of weekly columns, I decided to bring it back – so here we go…

Big Brother 16 Week 1 Rankings:

Amber – 1 strip of Bacon: She has not been seen much on the CBS show, but the live feeds are obsessed with her. No, not because she is beautiful, but because she is all that Caleb talks about. She has been great holding her own probably because she is unaware how crazy in love he is with her.

Brittany – 3 strips of Bacon: Leaving her kids must have been really tough, getting nominated week 1 must have been even tougher. But kicking ass at the BotB to pull herself off earns her some bacon! Also watching her on the feeds the first day, she was cleaning the kitchen & filling the ice trays. Something I did often.

Caleb – 1 strip of Tofu: Winning the 1st (well, 2nd) HoH was good, making safe nominations that did not ruffle the house was also good. So why did he get Tofu? 2 reasons… 1) his infatuation, borderline stalkerish with Amber (“I see the way she looks at me.”) and 2) he not only killed a hog with a stick – but bragged about it on the live feeds. Yes, I know you have to kill pigs to make bacon, but don’t beat your hog & tell everyone about it! He’s lucky he won that HoH or else he’d get 5 strips of Tofu for that alone!

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Big Brother 16: Will The Bomb Squad Alliance Explode?

| July 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM EDT

With an alliance of eight Big Brother 16 Houseguests, the Bomb Squad mega-conglomerate was bound to hit some snags. Now with some showmantic (or lack of) drama brewing inside it some of its members wonder when it’s going to explode.

Bomb Squad alliance - Hurt Locker

Bomb Squad alliance goes *boom* – “Hurt Locker” – Source: Universal Studios

Caleb confessed his burning love for Amber on Sunday night earning him a deflating “thank you” response. Thanks to Devin having a talk with him (1AM BBT), Caleb is coming to slowly, very slowly understand that maybe that didn’t mean she loved him back. Now his over-sized alliance is waiting to see what happens between them and how it could impact their plans.

Cody and Zach were out playing late night pool at 2:30AM BBT when the topic of what could happen. Cody is confident “it doesn’t hurt as all.” Zach is a little more worried and notes that “ever since he came out to her” they haven’t been looking at each other. “That’s bad for us,” explains Zach.

Cody sees what he’s talking about and notes that “his ego is so bad” that he could decide that since he brought Amber in to the alliance then he can take her back out of it at will.

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Big Brother 16 Live Feeds: Week 1 Monday Night Highlights

| July 1, 2014 at 7:30 AM EDT

The Big Brother 16 Live Feeds were SLOW last night. I mean slow. Unless you find Caleb talking about Amber exciting. But the weird thing is, this cast is entertaining. So even though there isn’t a ton of game talk or fighting right now, you’ve got Zach busting a move, Frankie’s alter ego Rhinestone Silversmith and Donny’s cricket calls.


So while there weren’t any major game moves last night, there were some pretty solid social moves.  Find out what else happened on the Big Brother 16 Live Feeds, including who is expected to head out the door next week!

Big Brother 16 Live Feed Highlights – Monday, June 30, 2014:

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Big Brother 16 Live Feeds: Week 1 Monday Daytime Highlights

| June 30, 2014 at 6:52 PM EDT


The Big Brother 16 Live Feeds started out pretty slow on Monday morning, but by afternoon Caleb forgot all about basically being reject by Amber from the night before and Joey revealed the Team America twist. She’s doing everything she can to stay, but things still aren’t looking too good for her.

Find out what else happened on the Big Brother 16 Live Feeds and get a feel on how the rest of the week will play out with the final nominations on the block.

Big Brother 16 Live Feed Highlights – Monday, June 30, 2014:

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Big Brother 16: Joey Exposes Team America Twist

| June 30, 2014 at 5:41 PM EDT

Joey Van Pelt is in a bad situation on Big Brother 16 and her recent moves only seem to be digging that hole deeper. Now she’s throwing it all at the wall in a big attempt that exposes one of this season’s big twists: Team America. Find out what she said and who she’s told.

Joey Van Pelt on Big Brother 16

Joey Van Pelt on Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

Earlier today I was contemplating the situation for Team America and what might happen if Joey were to go home. To make sure I had the rules right I went back to rewatch episode 2 where Joey read off the Team America card. That’s when I noticed something else.

Joey has the choice on whether or not to reveal the twist making it her decision to expose or hide depending on what would help her game. I mentioned on Twitter then that Joey should have made a move similar to Adel’s in Big Brother Canada 2 where he converted a small but special Veto power in to huge leverage that kept him weeks longer in the game. Of course it would have been no guarantee, but simply a vague threat of a special power could have been enough to scare off a renom and keep her safe a bit longer even if only for a week.

Guess what just happened? Joey has started campaigning and using her ‘special power’ (Team America) as a bargaining chip. But wait and see just how she presents it. While I meant she should have done it before getting on the block, this is at least a game move worth trying.

Flashback on your Live Feeds to 1:06PM BBT to find Hayden and Joey alone in the Living room. He’s giving her advice on how to campaign when she makes the big reveal. Well a partial reveal.

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What Happens To Team America If Joey Goes Home?

| June 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT

Big Brother twists have a knack for imploding like an unprepared Houseguest in the first week of the game. So when Big Brother 16 set up “Team America” with a three-week slow boil I started to wonder what would happen if its members start getting evicted before they’re even gathered together for the first time. Cue Joey’s first week in the house. Guess what’s likely to happen?

Joey shrugs it off on Big Brother 16

‘What’s Big Brother?’ asks Joey Van Pelt – Source: CBS

While I questioned the choice of a complete Big Brother novice as the top pick as America’s ally other’s pointed out that most of these votes are a popularity contest and Joey came off as very popular. They’re right. Joey was very friendly and I liked her a lot as a person during our interview, but I wouldn’t want to rely on her inside the house. I don’t wanna say I was told ya so, but…

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