Stupidest Big Brother USA Moves

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The Top Ten

1 Marcellas doesn't use the veto - Big Brother 3

In the final 5, when Marcellas was nominated, he won the veto, and thinking he had a deal with Danielle, didn't use it on himself, and was evicted that week. - janiepierzina

Let's all keep in mind that the Power of Veto was this brand new power that came out in BB3. Marcellas was the first person to show America that if you want to win this game, the first rule is to trust no one. Ever since, players have seen the brutality of a "backdoor" and how detrimental the Veto actually is. - MrRealityTV

It stills makes me crazy! Trust No One!

It isn't even a competition with this game move

2 Lawon volunteers to be nominated/evicted - Season 13

Sounds as dumb as it sounds. It was fun to watch though.

Almost felt sorry for him for being so stupid. - BlackDiamonds

Daniele must be the luckiest BB player in the world to see this repeat but worse than Dustin. Poor Lawon. He wasn't going to win anyhow but it was a boneheaded game move.

Technically, it's the houses fault for voting Lawon out over Rachel so I'm sorry lawon about the big mistke the house made

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3 Dustin volunteers as a pawn - Big Brother 8

When Dick and Daniele were nominated against each other, Dick won the veto and used it on Daniele. He volunteered to be a pawn, and was sent home thanks to America's player. - janiepierzina

Technically he would have been safe if not for Americas player, so this shouldn't be this high

Got duped by America's favorite Eric when he ran his mouth about being ok being a pawn. Moron. - BlackDiamonds

4 Mike tries to make Dick lose PoV - Big Brother 8

In a veto competition, Mike was told if he tried to make Dick lose the challenge, he would be nominated, but he did, and he was evicted. - janiepierzina

Mike blew his game for Kail. Kail! He wasn't a target that week til that power of veto comp when he tried intimidating Dick. - BlackDiamonds

He challenged dick who could easily put him out of the house. Just purely bad gameplay.

The worst part was that he was safe that week

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5 Kaysar gives Jennifer HoH - Big Brother 6

When Kaysar was voted back into the house by America, he had the power to win HoH. Instead, he made a deal with Jennifer, saying everybody would work together to get James out, but he was evicted that week instead. - janiepierzina

6 Howie nominates James and Sarah - Season 6

When Howie was HoH, Maggie convinced him that his ally James was going to betray them (which was not true), so Howie nominated James and his girlfriend Sarah. When James won the veto, Sarah was evicted, only making their alliance even smaller. - janiepierzina

Maggie is the biggest jerk to ever play the game of BB. She is the reason y my favorite jamesy didn't end up sticking with the sovereign. u could tell rachel was pushing for howie to keep Jarah but of course because of maggie, howie was manipulated by her looks smfh

7 Ollie makes a deal with Dan - Season 10

When Ollie's allies were all gone, he could have won HoH, but instead make a stupid deal with Dan, asking for his safety, Michelle's safety, the choice of one nominee, and the replacement nominee if the veto was used. He thought Dan would go through with it, but instead he backdoored Michelle, followed by Ollie himself. - janiepierzina

8 Dan nominates Joe for eviction - Season 14

Look, everyone saying Joe was the only person Dan could beat, but professors what is the one scenario where Dan actually manages to get to the end with Joe? Joe wins and takes Dan? Joe would not take Dan, and Joe was notoriously bad at challenges. Dan wins and takes Joe? Maybe, but what is Dan going to do rely on winning final HOH, Dan is no challenge beast, and relying on that makes no sense for him, especially when the other options are Jenn who he would not be able to get into a final 3 with him and Joe almost certainly, Shane, who would ebeat him almost certainly, Ian who would likely beat him (as he did) and Danielle who would also likely beat him. In which case, it is bordering the impossible for Dan to get into a final 2 with Joe, and Dan knew that, and he could not trust Joe, as at that point Joe is the only one gunning for him. So there is no better option really, getting out Shane makes no sense he angers Danielle and Shane was not gunning for him then anyways

Haha looks like people don't want to admit dan made mistakes and this was a $500,000 mistakes

Why evict the only guy you could ever beat in the finals?

So first of all Dan couldn't beat anyone in the finals because all the new house guests made a vow at the start of the season that They would not vote for a returning player to win, Janelle, Boogie, Britney, and Dan could never have won BB14. Secondly Dan had no better option for who to go after after Ian escaped the block, Joe wasn't loyal to him and evicting Shane would have angered Danielle. Dan is the true winner of BB14, but a jury of people who voted not based off gameplay but based off first or second try cost him the game not this move.

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9 Brian makes too many alliances too fast - Big Brother 10

In the first week, Brian made an alliance with almost everyone, but he was caught, and sent home the first week. - janiepierzina

Brian was the last person Jerry wanted to put up as he sided with Brian will intending to put Memphis up as a replacement nominee, Brian then became a target after eight houseguests confronted Jerry on how Brian was maniulating them, Brian should have kept quiet and not have overplayed

Brian was safe that week and was tight with HOH Jerry, and bith wanted Memphis ti be the replacement nominee, but Brian overplayed his hand and eight other houseguests including Memphis and veto winner Jessie who was the original nominee and said that Brian was playing all of the and told Jerry to put him up, Jerry did and Brian was blindsided because he overplayed and couldn't keep his mouth shut

Brian blew his game against Memphis by overplaying and annoying most of the other houseguests by trying yo align with them, sad part was he was very clise with HOH Jerry

10 Jeff backdoors Russell - Season 11

Jeff let Kevin and Natalie convince him to nominate Russell, thinking he was going to betray him, which was not true. Then the next week, Jeff himself was sent packing. - janiepierzina

Jeff as always is stupid to fall for anything, the man goes with 2 desperate players who have nothing to lose, unless then going with
With a solid man who respected throughout the game. And the worst thing
About it is that he did not have the guts to say that he GOT GOT when he was talking to Julie Cheng the week after, JEFF YOUR A STUPID PLAYER.
Talking to Julie Cheng the week after.

I think that jeff was stupid when he did that and good thing he was evicted the next week. I wanted russel to win the game.

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The Contenders

11 Danielle uses the POV on Dan in final 4 - Big Brother 14

An unnecessary move on a mastermind of the game and she acts like she didn't bring this on herself. Dan made his game on blindsides and you gave him another on a silver platter.

Danielle thought that it would be in her and Shane's best interest if she used the veto on Dan to vote out Ian when, in reality, Dan was planning on evicting Shane all along.

Had Danielle not taken Dan off of the block she would have definitely made it to the final 2 and even won if she was against Dan

She trusted Dan to keep Shane more than she trusted Shane to keep Dan?

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12 Cody taking Derrick to the final 2 over Victoria

Cody made weak moves throughout the game and played Derricks game. He was pretty much dragged to final 2 underneath Derricks protection. Sad sad player

Cost him the title and 500,000 dollars. Cody is stupid. But glad derrick won bb16 because Cody definitely didn't deserve to win.

I agree. Riding coatails isn't so smart. But I think Derrick wanted to be friends with Cody out of the house. I'm not putting Derrick down to much though, because he would have won either way. And he is one of my favorites.

I could argue Victoria could have actually won, she played a flawless floater/pawn game. - Turkeyasylum

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13 Paul evicts James instead of Nicole - Season 18

Paul would have easily won versus James

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14 Jozea tells Da'Vonne he'll target Nicole while she's HOH

Stupidest decision ever made in Big Brother. You NEVER tell anyone who your target is that is not aligned with you. Especially if your target is the HOH! One of the dumbest moves in Big Brother history.

I agree that was a bad move. That was a big part of the reason that Jozea was the 1st formally evicted houseguest.

Absolutely ridiculous. The BB mesia confirming to an obvious alliance of returnees that they should go after him week 1.

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15 Frank keeps Dan after he would have been evicted - Big Brother 14

But what Dan told Frank that Ian Shane and Brittany would work together was true, and he also knows Danielle would have been there as well, meaning Frank has to win out either way, in which case this move is irrelevant for him only helping Dan. Also Dan would have likely stuck with Frank if Jenn won HOH so isn't a terrible move.

That was stupid by not getting the best player ever out who wanted to get him out

Wow Frank. Everyone knows not to trust Dan, and not to get Mama the' mad

And the next week frank goes home and dan wins the HOH

16 Davonne wins Last Laugh and decides to cancel Jeff, Jackie, & Becky votes and not use it on Clay,J ohn, James - Big Brother 17

Not really a stupid move, the'vonne was obviously trying to hide the fact that she won the last laugh plus I'm pretty sure no matter who she cancelled she would have been evicted to be honest

Not dumb she never was gonna get those three votes and she didn't want people to know she had it if she had stayed

I don't call this a stupid move because she would have probably been evicted no matter who she canceled.

If her vote is not influenced by the producers this move makes no sense. Clay and John were clearly on the HoHs side of the house this week. Whereas Jeff, Jackie, and Beckys vote could have been bought with future promises and/or alliances.

17 Zach doesn't split up the Donatos - Big Brother 8

After Jessica gets evicted, we're down to the Final 5. Dick is HOH. America's Player Eric and Jameka are on the block. Zach wins the point of view, which at the Final 5 is supremely important. You can take a player off of the block, the one remaining non-HOH and non-point of view winner must go up in his or her place, and if you make a deal like, "Hey, I'll take you off the block if you agree to vote out the replacement nominee," you two have all the power and the HOH becomes meaningless as he wouldn't vote unless there were a 1-1 tiebreaker. Instead, Zach kept nominations the same, and then when he wins HOH the next week in Final Four (where the point of view is really the more powerful position), he decides to go after the Donatos, uselessly, I might add. Some have speculated that the producers "wouldn't let" Zach use it as they knew it would ruin their All-Donato Final 2 fantasy. Just as Eric wasn't allowed to use the veto to backdoor one of the Donatos the previous week, ruining ...more

This was the worst move I've seen. Zach had the chance to break up the Donato's and have the great television of seeing Evil Dick send his own daughter out the house. If this wasn't rigged by the producers, Zach was an idiot for this move.

Its power of veto idiots, not point of view

18 Paul backdoors Da'Vonne - Big Brother 18

Not stupid because he only did what the house wanted him to do and he won't lose votes because the knows that Bridgette was his target. If he didn't do that he would've been evicted. *note victor did win the next HOH but he didn't know that. Paulie told him to do that and he believed everything Paulie said.

This was one of the smartest moves of the season.

The'Vonne wasn't the biggest target in the house. She didn't win any comps that season. If I was Paul, I would have backdoored a stronger competitor like Corey.

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19 Ryan evicts Sheila in the final 3 - Big Brother 9
20 Paulie doesn't use the POV on Zakiyah

It wouldn't have shocked anyone had he, not to mention his alliance was crumbling regardless of his decision.

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Lawon volunteers to be nominated/evicted - Season 13
2. Marcellas doesn't use the veto - Big Brother 3
3. Mike tries to make Dick lose PoV - Big Brother 8
1. Marcellas doesn't use the veto - Big Brother 3
2. Davonne wins Last Laugh and decides to cancel Jeff, Jackie, & Becky votes and not use it on Clay,J ohn, James - Big Brother 17
3. Danielle uses the POV on Dan in final 4 - Big Brother 14
1. Marcellas doesn't use the veto - Big Brother 3
2. Dustin volunteers as a pawn - Big Brother 8
3. Kaysar gives Jennifer HoH - Big Brother 6

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