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The Size Of The Fight In The Dog

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

– Mark Twain

In sports, the above quote is often used to describe what has commonly been referred to as a player’s heart. The most successful athletes have had the inner drive to compete, succeed and conquer. This week showed the antithesis of that, as it was more defined by the lack of fight in Houseguests. From Janelle’s lackluster exit to Wil’s lack of real campaigning before his eventual (but not unavoidable) ouster, we saw players essentially give up in the game.

For many fans, this is sacrilege. So few people have had the opportunity to play Big Brother that anyone who is seen as “not putting their heart into it” is seen as a wasted spot, a body filling a slot that could have been filled by a true competitor. Say what you may about Mike “Boogie” Malin, but he is fully invested in getting as far as he can in the game. On the opposite end was Wil, who appeared to have mentally checked out and was ready to leave before Jury.

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Second Verse Same as the First

Frank chose to not use the Veto today, keeping his nomination of Wil and Joe the same, no big surprise. Frank, holding all the power in his hands, toyed with the idea of turning on his newly minted ‘Silent Six’ alliance and taking out one more coach by taking Joe off the block and replacing him with Dan. After debating with himself (and a number of others) about a possible backdoor of Dan, Boogie once again talked him off the ledge.

All week Boogie has been trying to make Frank look long term and not act on his fear of Dan in the game. Boogie knows that keeping the Silent Six intact will cause much less drama, distrust and chaos in the house. Even though one reason Frank wanted to put up Dan was his relationship with Boogie, citing a conversation he overheard of ‘Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd’ (he’s three), there’s no question that Boogie is still in control of Frank.

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Frank Won Veto

The ZingBot again paid a visit to the Big Brother House today in an evening Veto Competition. Surprising the housguests and assaulting them with insult after insult, he led them outside to lend a hand in adding to his ZZZZing Family – with the introduction of Baby Bot.

With Frank again sleeping upstairs and holding the HOH title, he nominated Joe and Wil for eviction. The rest of the Veto players were Ashley, Boogie and Jenn, who were drawn from the bag, along with Shane who automatically plays after winning the Veto Ticket last week. Ian acted as the host along with ZingBot, his dream position after actually playing in a ZingBot Puzzle Challenge.

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Veto Used – Frank & Janelle Up

Time to eat my words, folks; Danielle used the Veto.

The scrambling and deal making between the Veto win and the Ceremony was Big Brother at its best. Multiple alliances were formed and revealed, and the most relevant to this situation is now called the Silent Six.

After Dani won the Veto, Boogie turned his game on full blast. With Frank in peril, he knew that now was the time to form a majority alliance with the people who have been dominating competitions since day one. As Shane and Danielle are the only Veto and HOH winners to date, besides Frank himself, he set up shop in the HOH and proposed the following; a final six deal with Dan, Danielle, Britney and Shane. Thus, the Silent Six was born. They whisper huddled and everything.

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Danielle Won Veto

Winning her second competition in a row, Danielle is showing her strength as a competitor in this new ‘reset’ game of Big Brother. Now not under the protection of any coach, all newbies were able to be nominated, along with all the former coaches. As Head of Household, she nominated Wil and Frank for eviction, giving them the chance to take themselves off the block. Alas, that will not come to pass, as Danielle now holds all of the power in her hands.

The competition seems to have been a baseball based pick and switch game; with both bad and good prizes. The players competing for them were Danielle, Frank, Wil, Ian, Jenn and Shane. Obviously, Danielle took the POV, but she got it by switching it for BB’s new creation, the Spiritard… taking the Veto from Frank. Now, Frank will have to spend the week on the block and in a ridiculous costume bodysuit, most likely taking a walk out the door and meeting Julie, too.

Ian took yet another punishment, and now has to live in a kennel for 24 hours, eat out of a dog bowl and be lead around on a leash if he wants to go anywhere in the house. To make it clear, it is his strategy, and he gave a vacation to Jenn so he could take it. Really. Shane came out with a Veto ticket, ensuring that he will play next week and Wil got five thousand dollars.

Now is the time for scrambling and deal making, yet the chances that Danielle will use the Veto are very slim. It’ll sure be fun to watch, though.