Stupidest Big Brother USA Moves

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The Top Ten Stupidest Big Brother USA Moves

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

How is it possible that three people decided to go along with this asinine plan and purposely self evict somebody, maybe Lawon though he was playing Big Brother Canada and Twistos was going to save him? I don't know?

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.

3 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.

Jozea was dumb and people say davonne didn't play the game

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

4 Devin Exposes His All Boys Alliance- Season 16

Ten times worse than Joey revealing her alliance. - Turkeyasylum

Stupidest cockiest game player ever. Didn't know what he was doing

5 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.

Absolutely one of the dumbest move, Mike was not Dicks number one priority that week! All he had to do was be quiet. He felt that morals of protecting Kail was more important than getting put up and he's out for a reason.

6 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

7 McCrae Nominates Elissa In the Final 6 - Big Brother 15

This just shows how amazing of a player Andy was!

Nominated the only person in the house not against him

This is what happens when you sleep all summer. Had he nominated gimamarie and andy and sent one of them to jury, he would had been F2 but he got rid of the person who voted to keep his showmance in the house. SMH. - BlackDiamonds

8 Hardy evicts Bunky instead of Will - Big Brother 2
9 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

10 Dana nominates Alison and Jack - Season 4

Dana thought she was being bold but instead she got herself evicted next week.but she admitted it was her fault when she was a candidate for all stars

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11 Dan nominates Joe for eviction - Season 14

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?

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

Overrated player. deserved to lose. should have lost to Joe in the finals - noodbsallowed

12 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

13 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?

14 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

15 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.

Jeff said that Russell got got but next week he got got

16 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

Ofc maggie bribed howie with her vag on the live feeds to put up james and sarah smh

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

Not only did it dwindle their alliance numbers, but it insured that one of the Sov 6 would not be able to win the game unless two members were against each other in the end because Sarah did not make jury. It was by far one of the dumbest moves in history and I’m shocked it’s not farther up on the list. I get bad for Sarah.

17 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

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

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.

19 Paul evicts James instead of Nicole - Season 18

Paul would have easily won versus James

Dumbest move ever!

I agree

Beware huberous, the Greek philosophy were excessive pride leads to the downfall of the central character. Nicole deserved to win BB18, plus Paul is not the type of person to learn from his mistakes in my opinion. Update BB 19, Paul is literally running the house from week one and to break up Jody (Cody and Jessica) a plan that took weeks 2-6 and is still after Cody. The only smart game move was manipulating Alex to target Dominique.

20 Alex nominates Raven and Kevin - Big Brother 19

Alex should have nominated Josh and Paul. Josh most likely gets evicted which automatically means we have a different winner. The next HoH was won by Josh but since Josh is now evicted and it looked like Paul would have won so Paul wins HoH and nominates Kevin and Alex. Raven then wins the veto and pulls Alex off the block nominating Christmas. Kevin gets evicted and then the next week Alex targets Raven and Paul and nominates them when she wins HoH. Than she evicts Paul and then in the final 3 it's Raven, Alex and Christmas. The final HoH is won by Alex and Alex evicts Christmas. Than Alex wins.

Had a chance to take out the people behind Jason’s eviction( Josh, Paul, and Christmas) but instead went after two floaters... Josh, Christmas, and Paul ended up final three and Josh ended up winning

21 Matt Uses The Diamond Power Of Veto To Evict Kathy - Big Brother 12

In truth, he really had no other options. Brendon was HOH, Regan had the veto, and Lane was already nominated. His only options were Kathy, Hayden, Enzo, and Britney. He was still with the Brigade and was close with Britney, so staying loyal to all these deals, Kathy was truly his only option. The only other one being if he nominated Hayden or Enzo and blew up the Brigade. But with so many variables who knows how that would've turned out. - Jaa2

22 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.

23 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

24 Rockstar inadvertently helps Tyler win POV

Easily one of top 5 dumbest moves ever. Directly led to her eviction.

This is going to be famous soon Like Marcellas famous.

25 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 move that cost Paul 500K, lol - BlackDiamonds

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.

26 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.

27 Chilltown Doesn't Get Rid of Janelle at the Final 8 (Season 7)
28 Ryan evicts Sheila in the final 3 - Big Brother 9
29 Jessie tries to get Amanda out too early - Season 15

She was safe the whole time and what ruined her game is her noisy mouth

30 The house evicts Shelli over Vanessa - Big Brother 17

All because Shelli took a sweatshirt from James.

I am shocked. Shelli isn't as big as a target as Vanessa. Very stupid.

It wasn't long after that I quit this season. Every week was the same, with Vanessa slipping through the cracks.

Dumbest move in that season for sure.

31 Janelle puts up Diane instead of Will - Season 7
32 Caleb doesn't participate in the Battle of The Block - Big Brother 16

That would be the EASIEST challenge ever to throw, you could have pretended not to pay attention. If he did participate, then Frankie would have gone home. End of story. - Turkeyasylum

Actually.. Being a life feed watcher, Caleb originally sat out, but while Frankie was doing good, he tried getting back in the comp to make him lose but productions refused to let him SooOoo I wouldn't really classify this as stupid, but I can see your point

33 Nicole evicts Michelle over Paul - Season 18

I AM WATCHING THIS EPISODE RIGHT NOW! I was just about to put this on here! And Nicole just handed her $500,000 to Paul! And Nicole, that was not a strategic move.

How is it a dumb move? Michelle in the final 2 would have had the votes of the, Z and Bridgette, 3 out of 4 jurors already. Also, if Paul was evicted, in the following HoH it would have been Corey against Meech James Nat and Victor. So this is NOT a dumb move.

It was actually a good move, maybe the only good move Nicole made. And that is because if Paul goes Michelle, James, and Natalie have an alliance that outnumbers Nicole and Corey, and a pissed off challenge beast that is Victor is now likely gunning for them. Michelle was going after her, but didn't do it because she had CO HOH with Natalie not HOH and Natalie convinced her to chill out.

Very dumb in my opinion, Michelle only won one comp which was mostly about luck while Paul was a mental beast and was still pretty good at endurance. Michelle was not even going after her because she didn't put her up when she was HOH last week. Hopefully Paul OR Vic will win now! and Ratcole will be sent to jury again!

34 James evicts Corey instead of Nicole - Big Brother 18

Then Paul takes Corey over James probably, this move is irrelevant. Either scenario James is evicted at 3.

35 Jessie arrogance when he was on the block during week 3 and 4 - Season 10
36 Dan's swearing/gameplay - Season 14

If he never had done that he could have won Big Brother twice. Just look at Alison who played way too aggressive. You need to be careful about how you treat others in your game-play and that coasted him 500,000.

I respect lying in the game I don't respect swearing on your dead grandfathers gold cross religion etc. around 5 times

37 Natalie drops both of her HOH competition - Big Brother 11

I mean, sometimes throwing a competition is justifiable as a calculated risk. The final HOH competition of the season is not one of those times. I really can't think of a dumber move ever.

38 Jen annoys the house week one - Season 8
39 The entire BB16 house wanting to get Brittany out - Season 16

Haha yeah this was very confusing.. Sadly I liked Brittany I don't know why they all wanted her out. Probably because she said she would make a big move and they were intimidated by her fierce-ness

Because Derrick was the kingpin and Brittany was the only one at that point seeing the control Derrick had at least to some extant, and so Derrick had to get her out before she could plant a seed in people under Derricks control which was pretty much everyone except Donny.

40 Frankie doesn't veto Christine in the final 6 - Big Brother 16
41 Shelli targets Da'Vonne for eviction for arguing with Clay - Big Brother 17

Crazy to hear that Shelli has evicted both of her Day 1 alliance member and they all are the first 3 girls out of the house! She knows that Momma the has her back and there are many larger fish to fry. Bitches over boys

42 Julia gets misted by Vanessa to challenge Austin in Bowlerina competition - Season 17

Julia is not the sharpest tool in the shed. But during a critical power of veto competition, Julia in the middle of it got misted by Vanessa in going up against Austin during the Bowlerina power of veto. Had Julia not taken the bait, she probably would had won veto and saved her twin Liz from the block and possibly got Vanessa evicted. What an idiot move. - BlackDiamonds

43 Vanessa evicts Meg and Julia - BB17
44 Shelli takes a shirt from James. Thus resulting herself being voted out.

This was dumb because when she took that shirt it made James paranoid that she was coming after him and it flipped the votes to save Vanessa.

45 Jerry doesn't nominate Memphis and Dan at the final 5 - Big Brother 10
46 Kail campaigns to Danielle to vote her dad out Big Brother 8

She was way to determined to have dick leave so much that she went to his closest ally and she was ratted and called out and made herself a bigger target then jen

47 James tries to play all sides - Big Brother 6

After Howie's boneheaded decision to nominate James and Sarah, with the help of Maggie, James won the veto to save himself. James ended up befriending Ivette which caused both alliances to take notice he was a serious threat in the house. James won 5 povs but after multiple lies and playing both sides too close, April backdoored him and sent him to jury house. - BlackDiamonds

48 Peter doesn't save Topaz - Big Brother Canada 1

Peter could have saved Topaz, Andrew would have been put on the block and they could have both voted for Andrew to leave. Topaz and Peter then could have convinced Talla that Jillian and Emmet were to close and they would have had a 3 to 1 shot at HOH. But no, Peter leaves Topaz on the block next to Talla. Jillian, Andrew, and Peter vote Topaz out. Jillian wins HOH, she puts Peter and Andrew on the block. Andrew wins point of view. Andrew and Emmet vote Peter out. If Peter had used the veto then they would have targeted Topaz and she would be out and Peter would be in the house instead of Andrew.

49 Jee nominates a fellow "Ex" for eviction - Season 4

He got rid of a alliance member because he thought the original 8 didn't have a alliance when in fact theybdid

This move should much higher on the list. She woul have been handy for the exes in the mental HOH and point of view competitons.

50 Joey Exposes the el Cuatro Alliance - Season 16

Such a stupid idea. Making failed alliances isn't hated on. Making an alliance of four non-competitors that are afraid of the power-hungry men in the house in Week 1, then EXPOSING the alliance to the power-holder instead of lying about it is what gets the criticism. Really, had she actually ever seen the show? - MrRealityTV

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