We’re getting closer to the end of day 90 in the Big Brother house, but as per usual, there’s really not that much going on at this point. The final three slept for the majority of the day, and since that time Paul, Christmas, and Josh have all chilled out. We thought at one point production was going to shut down the backyard for the season, but at then they opened it up again and Paul has been out on the hammock.
What Paul is doing is something that we’ve seen many great players do over time, and that is practice a speech to give to the jury on finale night. In theory, we do think that it’s smart to prepare some of your thoughts. However, at the same time you need to be clear that you’re speaking to the jury rather than at them. Speak from the heart, and don’t come across as too robotic or planned out. Sometimes, jurors can look at this as someone still trying to manipulate them.
We often like to think about the end of the game in this way: Jurors want to vote for someone to win the game who they feel good about in terms of giving them the money. It’s hard to recognize the best player if you feel like that player is being artificial with you; in that sense, you have to wonder if they’re playing all that well at all. You need to rely on social connections, make sure you address concerns, and don’t chalk up conflicts to your personality or blame the juror for something. While on paper Paul should win the game handily if he makes it to the final two, we don’t think that it’s all that much of a guarantee that he will since he made some big mistakes last year. For one, he took the wrong person and may do so again with Josh over Christmas. Beyond that, he was dismissive to a couple of jurors when he didn’t need to be.
Of course, the irony here is that Christmas last night showed exactly why she is the perfect final two goat, as she contemplated falling on her sword for Paul and Josh. She just doesn’t have a lot of that competitive edge anymore, and with that we think that she’d be very easy to beat when the dust settles.
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