Monday, July 09, 2012

Blog Pool is ON! Get your names in here!

We have a volunteer to run the pool -- the same person who started it so long ago! Woohoo! Thank you, Theresa! We also might have something going on with a pool for the "mentor" twist. Stay tuned!

To get into the pool, your name MUST be submitted by noon EDT on Thursday! Be there or be square! Or something like that ...


Margo said...

Margo & her Mom (we can share)

cha cha said...

Please add me... I am in....although I usually am out early on in the season..Keeping my fingers crossed i make it far this year...

Micaela said...

I'm in!! But like Cha cha, im usually out early in the season. I do better on The Amazing Race pool for some reason!


Michi said...

I always miss this, but thanks to Facebook caught it this time. I am in:)


lynn1 said...

Please add my name. Thanks!

monty924 said...

I'm in and thanks to Theresa for organizing the pool. 72 hours and 43 minutes to go.... COUNTDOWN!!

ORKMommy said...

Margo, I'm calling you and your mom M&M in the pool.

I've got everyone else here, plus Delee from Facebook.

I'll take names until Noon EST on Thursday and I'll post the pool picks before the show starts. I'm at home with a newborn so I'll try to get things updated quickly but I can't promise she won't demand my attention :-)

Critical Media said...

I'm not in the Pool, per se, but Big Brother recycles its characters year after year and thus here are my predictions of how each guest will play.


Will: Unlike most of the gay men on this show, Will won't just immediately flock to the girls. It looks like he may be able to get the guys of the house to think he's cool enough want to keep. This will REALLY get him far. He may take the cake.

Frank (i.e. Dan, Eric): He'd be smart to position himself as one of the alpha males even though I think his strategy will be to also secretly play for himself, playing all sides of the house if he has to. THE BEST WAY TO PLAY. He'll go far if he doesn't get caught in his sneaky game play.

Shane (i.e. Brendon): Alpha male. He'll quickly form an alliance with the guys and then secure a showmance with a girl. He'll get pretty far with that.

Kara: America's newest sweetheart. The guys'll like her, the girls will like her, america will like her. She's going far. We could possibly see a Shane/Kara connection.

Ian (Ronny, Adam, Dan): The alpha males will surely band together and Ian will be their Omega. They'll drag him along as far as they can until they have to cut him loose. He'll get too comfortable with this and won't grow much into a competitive player. He'll also play both sides of the house once it divides but no one will care much. He'll be (appropriately) seen as a non-threat.

JoJo: One of the firsts eliminated. Not much to say. That East Coast shtick is all she's got and that's just annoying.

Danielle: Also one of the firsts to go. Just a pretty face. little personality.

Ashley (i.e. Britney): She's our bitch. That is sure to screw up her game. Not sure how long she can stay in the house, but definitely not for long.

Joe: This season's Enzo. He's the life of the party back at home and thinks he'll also be that in the house. Too bad we all know that no matter how likable you are, a strictly social game will only get you so far. He'll be in the male aliance once it forms. He's coming in relying on all the wrong things: his personality, bravado and cooking skills. That'll only get him so far.

Jenn: There is simply no one for her to align with. BB is a game of pack rats and weasels-- lone wolves stand out too much. She'll get eaten alive. But she'll definitely make for some entertaining fights...if she makes it long enough.

Willie: Alpha male. Need not say more. He'll go pretty far. I'd love to see how he and Will get along. Oil and water there.

Jodi (ie Danielle): For some reason the black women in this game always go pretty far (it's true!). But Jodi is also this year's obligatory older female who usually don't make it very far at all. She seems wise and calm, but this will not get her in a strong alliance with anyone. Like Jenn, she'll be on her own, which is not good. Her strategy is to be the motherly figure but that NEVER works...these are adults here.

I hear Janelle, Mike Boogie, Britney and Dan are rumored to be the experts....YAWN

Ayana said...

I'm in!!! My only goal is to beat my sister. Usually do every year!!

Buzzmaam said...

Please add me to the pool. I'm looking forward to another summer on this site keeping up with BB. Thanks so much Jackie!

JonMD1267 said...

Not sure if I am to late to submit for the pool but would love to do so :)

All Hail the Chenbot!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Add me to the pool.

Thanks. Glenn

ORKMommy said...

I've added Ayana, Buzzmaam, JonMD1267 and Glenn.

I'm not sure if your comment means you want in or not Critical Media. What exactly does "I'm not in the Pool, per se" mean? Should I add you?

ORKMommy said...

Jackie: Can you add the Noon EST deadline for getting into the pool to your post? I'm afraid someone will miss it in the comments. Thanks!!

Deirdre said...

Count me in please!


Sasha said...

Hi All, finally it's time (almost). Please add me to the pool and congrats on the new addition :)

JOEY said...

Hi jackie and all the great people in Jackie house.
Please add JOEY name to the pool as well, we are looking forward to the show and hope it will be a better one then past year.
Thank you

lynn1 said...

Orkmommy, Thanks for being our pool monitor/life guard for BB14. When Jackie said Theresa volunteered to do the pool I did not realize it was you.
Congrats on your new baby.

Anonymous said...

Please add me to the pool too -

Sister Sue

ORKMommy said...

I've got Deirdre, Sasha, Joey and Sister Sue added.

Thanks for the congrats on the baby! Super O is 9 now so I forgot how much work a newborn can be! She's totally worth it though!!

Lynn1: With Facebook, our real identities come out. Even with the addition of Charlotte, I'll always be ORKMommy! :-)

JonMD1267 said...

Thanks ORKMommy!!! for adding me I appreciate it, now no whammy no whammy no whammy and pick me a winner stop ha :)



gaylos said...

Please add me into the pool!

SueGee said...


Please add me to the pool!! I'm going on vacation the first week but I promise to make as many shows/chats as I can..

SueGee on the Left Coast

Critical Media said...

I'm not in the pool :(

ORKMommy said...

Gotcha Gaylos & SueGee!

Critical Media, you can be in the pool if you want. It's free and just for fun. It gives you someone to root for from the beginning!

Marlo Lee said...

Hi this is Marlo please add me!!!!

chrob61 said...

Hi this is Chris please add me too!!

Anonymous said...

Add me please


Anonymous said...

Hi would you please add my name to the pool. Thanks

Karen from Ca.

cha cha said...

So i know this is completely off topic of the pool but does anyone hear watch the talk?
i have noticed a difference with Julie Lately. From the looks of it Charlie may be getting a sibling.
I was just wondering..
Now back on point, can't wait to see who gets who in the pool..
Thanks Orkmommy and congrats on the baby- if thats the pic in your avi she is BEAUTIFUL!!

ORKMommy said...

I've got Marlo Lee, Chris, Alicia and Karen from CA.

That is my little Charlotte in my avatar Cha Cha. I think she's beautiful but I'm kinda partial! :-)

Janice said...


Please add me to the pool! Your pic of your baby is adorable!
Thanks for doing this for us!


ORKMommy said...

Gotcha Janice! And THANK YOU! :-)

bbw_princess said...

I am in not sure how this works but me & my girls ( and Boss ) just love Big Brother . . . We have never missed a season or episode <3 <3 <3

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone! It's so good to be back!! Can't wait 'til Thursday.

Brenda said...

Please add me to the pool!! LOL, I usually check in once the show starts! Theresa, thanks for organizing this! Jackie, thanks for all you do all season!!

DKNYNC said...

Please add me to the pool. Thanks Orkmommy, and congratulations on your new baby!
Donna (DKNYNC)

QuixoticElf said...

Add me to the pool! Wow, it's getting full!

Congrats ORKMommy on your precious gift!

Merrilee said...

Please add me to the pool


Anonymous said...

Plz add me

serina cox said...

Plz add me

Witt said...

Please add me too!
Thanks OrkMommy for being our lifeguard, and CONGRATULATIONS on your new addition!!

Witt :)

Donna in FL said...

Please add me to the pool! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Count me in the pool please. I'm Nina. Thanks.

Brent McKee said...

I'm in (but please to make me cheer for a Hantz!).

ORKMommy said...

Wow! We already have 35 in the pool! Here's a list of everyone I've gotten so if you're not on the list just let me know!

Brendt McKee
Cha Cha
Donna in FL
Karen from CA
M&M (Margo & Mom)
Marlo Lee
Serina Cox
Sister Sue


cha cha said...

saw on jokers a screen cap from buddy tv that there was an accidental slip and the feeds showed through last night.
apparently it is true, Janelle, Britney, Dan and Boogie are the four mentors...
The only redeeming thing about boogie is if he does DR sessions with someone that are funny like the ones that he and will used to do.

critical_media said...

My sources were correct, then. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I'm so over Boogie, but I love Janelle. Dick

critical_media said...

Dick would have been another good choice.

Jessica said...

i want too!-Jessica

AmyTL said...

I want in. I've been an observer her for years, but this is my first ever post. I thought diving in the pool would be a great way to get get involved!

Chacha said...

Welcome Amy!! This a great item in the summer!!

Petals said...

Absolutely COUNT ME IN!!!!!
(fingers crossed - I WANT MY JANEY GIRL)

Work today will be difficult - is it BB time yet????)

Petals said...

Welcome Amy and other newbies!
Can't wait for tonight. We'll work on a menu for the big premiere party tonight.


cha cha said...

i am soo excited, will be checking in after the show, its hard for me to run back and forth between puter and tv. my laptop has to stay at work now. maybe i can get my man to move a computer to the living room for the summer

Becky said...

Please add me to the list.

Margo said...

Could you add
Auntie Leigh
Nana in NW
Terry in TX

These are peeps who are always in my pools. They have told me always add I am forwarding them to you.


Tammy said...

Add me Please!!!!

Jackie said...

ORKMommy - When you get the picks all sorted out, zap me an email at and I'll get a post up.

Petals -- the "mentors" aren't eligible for the regular season prize and we're not sure what they're prize might be, nor do we have official confirmation pre-show as to who will be returning (although I think it will be Janelle, Boogie, Britney and Dan), so this pool is for the regular cast only, not the returning folks.

Jackie said...

Duh! THEIR, not they're.

ORKMommy said...

Jackie: An email awaits in your Inbox!

ORKMommy said...

I got everyone including the names from Margo. Jackie has the list and should be posting the teams sometime before the show starts. Good luck everyone!!