Matt Hoffman is a ‘Big Brother’ alumni who has a lot to say about the season of the show. Find out here how Matt feels about the double eviction last night on ‘BB13’ that sent Danielle and Jeff home.
Were you surprised they voted Danielle off over Kalia?
I’m really not, no. Dani seemed to be the obvious choice as she is a legit competitor, whereas Kalia is a load who does nothing more than take up space in the house. The only benefit to voting off Kalia is that there would be more food in the house.
Porsche finally started to compete when it really counted. Do you think it has all been act or she just got lucky last night? She won a Power of Veto and then turned around and on HOH as well.
Having been in the house (and through the miracle of common sense), I can say that winning competitions early in the game against 13 people is a whole lot more difficult than winning competitions later in the game against six people. Not to discredit her wins, but her HoH victory this week was not only against only five other people, but all but one of those people are generally terrible competitors. I absolutely give her props on her veto win during the double-eviction, however, because that was a competition that was completely catered to speed and agility. Jeff should’ve had that one in the bag, and Porsche did fantastic.
But, point of fact, I did to a radio interview after Wednesday night’s show where I said that I thought Porsche would win the competition that they had been practicing for in the backyard (which presumably was that last HoH) and she won!
Do you think Shelly made the right choice by voting for Jeff to go home?
Shelly’s decision was spot-on. It’s crazy that Jeff and Jordan hadn’t been broken up before this, so this was long overdue. The chances of anyone OTHER than Jeff/Jordan being in the final two if they continued to be left to play as a couple would have been astronomical.
Did you expect Rachel to get sent home over Jeff last night?
No – Jeff was the obvious move. Nothing even the least bit personal, nor does this have anything to do with my opinion of Jeff and Jordan, but simply because they were the last overt pair in the house, they needed to be split up. Whether that meant Jeff going home or Jordan going home is irrelevant. It just so happened to be Jeff (which is actually better for the rest of the houseguests anyway), so it was a wise decision.
Do you think double eviction nights are fair since they don’t give people anytime to strategize or make amends?
Look…much of the game can be considered “unfair”. In my season, I was simply handed a power (Diamond Power of Veto) for no good reason that allowed me to pull anyone I wanted off the block at any time and then replace that person with anyone else. That’s about as unfair as it gets! But the “rules” in Big Brother are very loose. The “powers that be” can do whatever they feel like, and I think it’s the players’ responsibility to understand that the running theme of every season is “Expect the Unexpected”. I hate when houseguests whine and complain about twists and things like that. These people are getting the opportunity of a lifetime, and need to suck it up and stop acting so entitled! If I was told that I could go back into the house with the caveat that I’m the only one who wouldn’t be allowed to win HoH, I’d graciously go back and do my best figure out a way around it. Such is the game of Big Brother!
How do you think Jordan is going to do now that Jeff is gone?
Jordan will coast by a bit further since she’s no threat to anyone, but I don’t think she’s going to win the half-million again. Rachel went from being the fourth biggest target in the house (after Jeff, Jordan, and Daniele) to the first biggest target in the house over the course of literally one night last night. So she’s the one that needs to really step up her game the most.
Which players do you see having the best shot of making it to the end now?
Rachel is in the worst spot, but she’s also the fiercest competitor and quite possibly the best strategist left in the game. If she can keep her “crazy” in check, she’s still got a great shot. Sadly, I think we’ll see Adam in the final two since he’s the one everyone will want to take with them, knowing that he won’t get a single vote because he’s an absolutely atrocious game player (quite possibly one of the top five ever).
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