James and Chelsia...either a really smart move...or...

@cortjo73 (6500)
United States
March 4, 2008 9:07am CST
it will kill them in the game. James and Chelsia have decided to take a silence is golden approach to this week's eviction. They know who they are voting out but have agreed to keep it to themselves. The reason is because they don't want to have to tell both couples that they are voting to keep them and end up lying to one and making it look like they don't keep their words. Plus, if they tell one couple they are voting the other couple out and be honest with the other couple and tell them they are voting them out, then, at the last minute...as does happen in that house, they change their minds in the DR while they are voting and end up keeping the couple they were going to vote out while evicting the other, they would come across as liars. So, they are protecting their reputation inside the house by staying mum on their decision. Brilliant! No one can fault them for that...in my opinion. But, the rest of the hg's are holding against them. They think it is a shady move. Stupid! I think they are just pissed that they didn't think of that strategy first. Whose business is it who they are voting for before they do it? I would be curious but, I would have to honestly give them props for that strategy if I were in the house. It takes the stress off of their decision so that it can keep them clear headed. I love it! What do all of you think about this strategy? Do you think that it will doom them in the end or do you think that once the eviction happens, everyone else will see it for what it was and respect them for it?
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
4 Mar 08
That is a great strategy and the other HGs should get over it. They are probably just worried that things won't go their way and that if J&C are being quiet about it, they must be planning something sneaky. Whenever someone tells who they are voting for, there is constant stress as everyone tries to change your mind. The HGs can still try to tell them what they think they should do, but they shouldn't be begging them to tell who they are voting for. I think in the end the couple voted out will still be ticked off and think they were backstabbed... but the couple that stays will not be mad b/c they stayed.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I love this strategy. The couples on the block are saying it is stressful for them not knowing who James and Chelsia are going to vote for but, I would have to point out to them that being on the block is stressful regardless of whether someone tells you they are voting you out or staying as they can never know for sure if that couple is telling them the truth or just telling them what they want to hear. So, what is the difference. Stress is stress. Either they are stressed about the uncertainty that they will experience every second until they are told who is leaving, or they will experience the stress from the uncertainty that they will experience every second until they are told who is leaving! Sheesh! Are these people dumb or are they just dumb? LOL!
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@vivasuzi (4125)
• United States
4 Mar 08
Yep, very true. Even if they tell them, they don't know for sure until the vote is cast. I think a few years ago BB became a very vocal game. In the past, people would always say they aren't going to decide until they vote and no one had a hissy fit. Yet since the past few seasons everyone's been very vocal about who they are voting for, or who they WON'T vote for, these sissys need reassurance around every corner that they are safe. They should just play the game and still say their piece to J&C about why they shouldn't be voted out, but showing the insecurity or wanting a promise just makes them look very vulnerable and less likeable!
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@starr4all (2865)
5 Mar 08
I think it's an interesting idea, just don't know if it's going to work or bite them in the butt. Have they talked amongst themselves (james/chelsia) and have decided who they are voting out yet? I'm still hoping allison but I have a feeling allison is getting close to chelsia and it might change.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
5 Mar 08
I saw where James and Chelsia finally said that they were planning to vote out Allison and Ryan. I think Matt or someone wouldn't stop hammering them and they finally broke. So, it looks like A and R are going. People are just over listening to Allison.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I think that they may be doing this because last time they told Nat and Matt that they would not put them up and then they decided to it made Matt and Nat really mad at them. I think it is a great move. The other HG are just wanting to know who they are voting for becasue they want Allison out!
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
4 Mar 08
They are protecting themselves in their own way like everyone else does and I have to respect that. I also have to respect that they did it in a new, inventive way. No one else has done that. Matt has offered a deal to the other two couples and it came back to bite him in the butt when James called him out on it. How can you be trusted in the game when you are offering the same deal to both couples? But, whatever! Matt is great in his mind and James is the loser for not offering deals and keeping it to himself! Ugh! I can not stand Matt.