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Goodbye and Thanks For Being Amazing!

Hey Everyone!

I've officially decided to no longer pursue blogging for Reality TV. It was an amazing experience that I'm extremely thankful for. It opened up a lot of doors and presented a lot of opportunities that I otherwise would not have had.

I'm not in any way being forced out of it, I've been invited to do interviews and continue blogging, but have chosen to move in another direction. Production for Big Brother Canada and Big Brother US have been nothing but helpful. My life has just changed a lot in 3 years, and it's time to focus on other things.

Ive met some amazing people, & am lucky enough to call some of my favorite HGs friends & best friends. (Who gets that opportunity?!). I set out to start a little blog about my thoughts on BB and it turned into so much more than that!

Thanks to Big Brother Canada and ALL former HGs and FANS for the opportunities. It was unbelievable and I'll never forget it. I'm ready and excited to go back to being a fan, and will still be around to enjoy everything as one of you! See you on Twitter!

Brendan (@Bmcooney)

BBCAN3: Kevin Exit Interview

What a crazy triple eviction! Due to unknown reasons, I was only able to interview Kevin this morning, but I was certainly able to get some interesting information, and ask a few solid questions!

You definitely seemed like someone who was very in tune with the game, and what was going on around you. Had you not gone home last night, what would your game plan for the next few weeks have been?

If I had survived the crazy twist last night, the plan was simple! Get closer to B and Sarah, Zach would have had my allegiance. We would have had to pick up a few competition wins because a big target at 7, get's bigger and bigger as people go down. I really would have had to enhance my relationship with B and Sarah, which I think I could have, I just didn't have any time cause of what happened!

Given everything you know, who do you think, out of the remaining players, are most likely to win and why?

Great question. So down to 7, I'm trying to look at it logically as always... Alright, so a lot of things happened last night. Bruno and Sarah, head-to-head, battled it out, even Zach is a big target! There's the couple of Pilar and Ashleigh now, I mean, there's targets everywhere, and who's not mentioned? Our boy Godfrey Mangwiza.

Godfrey Mangwiza came out of last night really, really well. And if I jumped in the future and heard this conversation at the start of the season I would think I was crazy. Cause Godfrey started the season so crazy, out of control, and spastic, these last four or five weeks he's really brought it down and has been playing super well.

So, if I had to place my bets, gimme Godfrey, I think he can win this game. As crazy as that sounds.

Given your love of the game, what kind of Jury member so you think you'll be, and what do you think you'll be basing your vote on?

Great question, again. The title, the reason I signed up for this show, and played this game as hard as I could, the title of "Big Brother Canada Champion" is something I take very seriously. Even more serious than the money. That title is valuable, it's something precious. So as a Jury member I get one vote as to where that title is going. I'm gonna have to look at this logically.

It's interesting you know? If Peeley made it to the final against someone who I think played a better game than her, it's gonna be tough! It's gonna be a heart vs mind concept. I really believe that this title is so precious, it needs to end up with a person who played meticulously, who played calculated, who really played the best game. So my vote? Is simply going to the best player.

I will also have interviews with Willow and Bobby, but they will be at a later date due to the aforementioned unforeseen circumstances!


BBCAN3 - Sindy's 2nd Exit Interview

 Well, it's that time of week again. Today was my second time speaking with Sindy on the phone this season, so I guess you could say it's getting pretty serious.

After getting a rare 2nd chance in the game, she came back, made a big move, and went right back out the next week. A for effort.

First impressions said that Sindy would be a ditzy princess with a grammar problem, but she turned out to be a comp beast who wasn't afraid to speak her mind and make some moves. Respect where respect is due.

Now that you've been evicted a second time, do you regret not taking the $10,000 in the vault? What was going through your mind? No one has ever come back successfully after being evicted, and won, did you think you had what it would take to be the first?

I really thought I had what it takes to be the first person to win. You have all of these dreams and hopes, and you're kinda like "Okay, I could possibly do this". I really thought after flipping the house I could have potentially had a chance of winning that.

In regards to the 10 grand in the vault, I would have NEVERRR took that. When that was an option I was like "No. This is not happening." I worked WAY too hard for me to get into the house and at that point I didn't even have the chance to make that big move yet. I'm not gonna give up and cop-out and take this 10 grand. I know it's a lot of money, but I wanna earn it and not just have it given to me as a prize to get out of the house.

You're now the 2nd member of the Jury, right after you sent Jordan out. I'm sure you're very excited to see him. What kind of juror do you think you'll be, or would you like to be? Will you be voting for the best player or for who you liked most? What do you think you'll base your decision on?

I'd like to think that from what you've seen on the show, that I am a game player, and I will never put my personal feelings as part of my decision. Even though I'm not a big fan of Bobby, if Bobby happens to make his way up to the very very end, and he's played a good game, and made some moves, I will definitely vote for him to win. BUT if he makes his way to end just by sliding through because everyone else was being.... ridiculous... then no, I'm not gonna vote for him.

Evicting Jordan out, hopefully proves that I'm willing to put my personal feelings aside. Obviously I did take into play who approached me when they knew I was on the block, who stayed true friends to me even though I was on there and I knew I was going home, and who would still try and talk game with me and try to work things out. So that will still be in consideration, but by the end of the day, game play and the best player, the BEST PLAYER, should be winning Big Brother. (It should have been me, but you really can't go back in time again).

Going into your eviction last night, it seemed like you most certainly knew your fate, it was no surprise. You said everyone had been playing with a stick up their butt. Why do you think it is that everyone seems so afraid to make any real moves in this game? A lot of big threats seem to be getting ignored and a lot of people are scared to vote against the house making for a LOT of unanimous votes.

Yeah! And it's very, VERY annoying, so I was glad I was able to make one big move going into the house. I think everyone is afraid cause they're afraid for someone else to mess up or make themselves stand out. All the big personalities are already out of the house.

When Naeha left, even though she didn't win any competitions, they knew she was a game player so they took her out. Greg was a very big personality and kind of a loose cannon, they took him out. Johnny, same thing, very loud, outspoken, they took him out. Then there was me as well. So they're just hoping that "If I don't do anything, someone else is gonna be the target just by chance".

Godfrey was gonna be that person because Godfrey is a very outspoken person as well who takes a lot of naps, and they wanted him out. I think not just a lot of big threats are being ignored, but a lot of the floaters are floating around. If these floaters are just gonna be floating around, they're gonna be like "Great! I'm gonna make it to the end. These people are just gonna kill themselves out so I don't have to do a single thing!".

I hope they start to think that it IS possible to go against the house, that it IS possible to play, and I hope they realize that there are 10 of them left, and there's only 4 weeks. STOP SITTING AROUND AND DO THINGS.



BBCAN3: Jordan Exit Interview

In the first shocking blindside of the season Jordan was evicted last night to a vote of 5-4. This morning I had to opportunity to ask Jordan some questions so we can try and figure out exactly why he made the move that sent him straight out the doors.

Jordan was wonderful to talk to, you can tell that he is okay with what happened, being a superfan he can appreciate what it was that sent him home.

What has your strategy been over the last few weeks, and how did it differ from your original plan when entering the house?

So my strategy for the last couple of weeks has been to ride the middle, so Zach and I have been working both sides of the house. We wanted them to believe that we are aligned with them so that they turn on each other and take them out, before they realized that we were the ones pulling the strings. What happened was, that Zach put me on the block and left me vulnerable. Everyone, I guess, compared notes and realized hey these guys are playing us for fools and voted me out. 

How it differed from my original strategy was, I didn't really want to have to play that kind of game so early on, but it kind of just fell into my lap. Zach was with the Chop Shop, I had relationships with Brittnee and Sarah, Kevin, and some other players in the house, so it just made sense to work together. We figured why not try and pin these people against each other and then we can sit back, eat popcorn, and watch the fireworks happen. 

You seemed fairly confident going into last nights eviction, did you have any idea that you were in danger, or did it come as a complete surprise? 

I was completely shocked, I had no idea! I thought for sure it was going to be a unanimous vote. Godfrey even came up to me and was like "Yo man, no hard feelings man. Yo I know I`m going home." I was like "Oh wow! Godfrey is so nice, I feel bad that we are sending him home. I wish he could stay" and sure enough I was the one going out the door. I was completely surprised and completely blindsided and that's pretty rare on Big Brother. You see that more on Survivor, but hey it happened and it was crazy. 
It's obvious coming out of the eviction that someone flipped on you, who do you think it was, and what do you believe their motive was for flipping? 

I think it was definitely Sarah who flipped on me, we had a Jason and Danielle alliance and it wasn't really my number one thing, where as I think she thought it was. Once she realized that I wasn't planning on keeping her as close as she was planning on keeping me, she decided "Screw it, let's get rid of him and she vote him out."

I believe that she flipped the house,. Her and Britnee probably went to Bruno and Bobby and said "Hey, the plan wasn't for Godfrey to go up this whole time, it was for one of you guys to get backdoored. Jordan and Zach have been coming after you for a couple of weeks." So I think that with that information she was able to swing the house and send me packing. 

- Interview Conducted By Kitiara Scott for BBCanadaInsider.com

BBCAN3: Johnny Exit Interview

So, as per usual I had a few minutes today to speak with the most recently evicted Houseguest. Today it was Johnny, who went out last night in a unanimous vote.

Today's interview was a little bit different (and generally more insightful) as I wasn't barred from discussing the first five having the opportunity to re-enter the game, and was able to ask questions that would give us all a lot more insight into what to expect Sunday night.

Johnny was extremely fun to talk to, and very enthusiastic. He seems 100% confident that he will be the one going back in the house, and I would personally be okay with that. Below is our chat, definitely let me know what you think in the comments below, on Facebook, or on Twitter @Bmcooney.

What are the top 3 reasons why you should be the one sent back into the game?

"I follow you every season! Always look to you for the latest dirt, love you to pieces!

I should be the one sent back into the game because I have the most compete set of information going back into the house. I was in there the longest, not only that, I've had a chance to talk with the evicted Houseguests, and get all of the dirt. That's the number 1 reason.

Number 2, I'm not scared to make big moves in this house. There's a bunch of people who are super scared to do anything. Why can't we blow up the house? Win a competition and pull someone down to backdoor someone? Let's play this DAMN game. These people are NOT playing, they're scared to make moves and stick their neck out, I'm willing to do whatever it takes once I get back into that house.

Another reason, I can play a good social game and on top of that, I'm also good at competitions! Those are very important. You need to win competitions in order to move yourself further in the game. I feel like I'm the best of both worlds when it comes to social AND competitiveness."

Given new life in the game, what is one specific move you would make to ensure you don't go right back out the door?

"Absolutely, with all my new found knowledge, I'm going to go in this house, and BLOW THE LID OFF OF IT. Mr. Zach who thinks he's playing such a great game, and has almost everyone on his side? He's got the Chop Shop alliance, which I have now come to learn about. He's got the couples thing going with Kevin, JP, Peeley, and Ashleigh.

I'm gonna blow up his game. I'm gonna go in there, and literally call him out to the entire house, and tell him to expose the Chop Shop right on the spot. If he refuses to? I'm gonna call him right out and expose that I know everything, in front of the whole house. I'm gonna blow him up, completely out of the water, and then I'm gonna try and pick up the pieces of the mess that's gonna be left once everyone realizes what's been going on."

As a Superfan, who out of the first five, aside from yourself, do you think would be the most fun to watch go back into the house and why?

"If I can't go back into the game, and I'm gonna fight SO hard, I'm going back in, it's not even a question at this point. BUT, if I can't go back in the game, Naeha needs to go in there. Naeha will blow it up just as much as I will.

She's sassy, they HATE her, and it will be lovely to have her get some vengeance. It sucks as a Superfan to watch someone go home in an instant eviction without the opportunity to fight for themselves.

So if it's not gonna be me, it's gotta be Naeha and she's gonna BLOW. SHIT. UUUUUUP!"


BBCAN3: Graig Exit Interview + VIP Contest Winner

Well, by another unanimous vote, "Ginja Ninja" was evicted from the Big Brother Canada house last night. As per usual I had a chance to chat with him over the phone today in order to pick his brain and get some insight into the house and his game.

Given your current knowledge of the game which two people do you think are most likely to be evicted next and why?

"Two people that the house is targeting right now are Johnny and Sarah. They're not in the Chop Shop alliance, I know that JP and Godfrey who also aren't in the Chop Show alliance are gunning for those two people. Johnny and Sarah are both very very strong players, one socially, one physically and socially. Those two people, in my opinion, are most likely to be evicted next."

What was your strategy over the last few weeks, and how did it differ from your original plan when entering the house?

"My original plan going into the house was to align myself with 5 people, so a 6 person alliance. I was looking to start... I originated the Chop Shop.

If I could do it all again I would eliminate Willow - I love Willow to death, but I would eliminate Willow.  I would add either Sarah or Naeha to that Chop Shop alliance, and I think we could have gone very far in the game.

Willow was kinda all over the place, playing both sides from the start. I didn't really trust Willow, I trusted everyone else in the Chop Shop, but Willow was a little all over the place.

Yeah... that was my strategy going into the game and I wanted to stick to it. If I wanted to do something different, I wouldn't try and align myself with the enemy. I would try to align myself, not faithfully with Sarah and Johnny. I didn't have them in my pocket and I wanted to try and get them on my side and that was my biggest mistake."

With new life in the house, what is one specific game move you would make to ensure you don't go right back out the door?

"You know, that's gonna be tough because the whole house has talked, myself included, that if anyone comes back into the game, we evict them out right away. Maybe I'll go in and expose the Chop Shop and get the rest of the people in the house who wern't in the Chop Shop to come on my side and go after the Chop Shop.

Maybe I would do that. I would try to play the game a little bit less, try and simmer down a ittle bit.  I'll take Peter Brown's advice and be a little more Ninja and a little less Ginja.... Propa!"

Now it's time to announce the winner of my Big Brother Canada VIP Screening Contest! This was first posted a couple of weeks ago and had a LOT of entries!!

I asked you guys to comment on here with your Twitter handle or on Facebook telling me what your favorite Big Brother Canada moment of all time was. We had a lot of awesome submissions, but the winner was picked by random draw using Random.org. Below is the winning submission as well as a screencap of the draw.

Congratulations to Carly! I will get in contact with you over Twitter with the specific details of the event and look forward to meeting you and your guest May 3rd at the screening!

We will all have an awesome time, and will be sure to post a shit-load of pics on here, on Facebook and also on Twitter!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered. There were a few entries that I couldn't accept due to not including a Twitter Handle in the comments. I will definitely have other opportunities in the future for awesome stuff, so keep an eye out!

BBCAN3: Sindy Exit Interview

Though she's going straight into sequester, Sindy (With An "S) is the second person evicted from Big Brother Canada Season 3.

She annoyed both fans and Houseguests straight from the beginning and found herself on the block. As soon as Canada found out they'd be the one's deciding who leaves in the first eviction, they were relieved.... until she won PoV.

This week, she was the billionth person to try and make an all-girls alliance, and the billionth person to fail. As a noob of the game she chose not to check the room before having her conversation, and was overheard by Kevin (a current nominee). As any other HG would, he used that to his advantage and, along with his PoV, ensured his safety for the week.

Now she's out of the house which means this morning I had  a chance to speak with her and ask her some questions about her time in the house!

1. Given your current knowledge of the game, what two people do you think are most likely to be evicted in the next few weeks and why?

"That's a really good question. What I'd like to see happen is Graig and Godfrey to leave. Based on how I felt in the house and the vibe, I honestly think, based on who won HoH this week, I would be a little bit worried for Willow and Johnny, and possibly Bobby and Kevin. You don't know where they're at, you don't know if they're aligning with anyone or if they're kind of floating and even Ashleigh and Pilar and that, I feel like because they have associates and stuff directly with a side, I think they would just be targeted for that reason.

I hope not, I really want Graig and Godfrey out but, because they're so aggressive people might be a little afraid to put them on the block, they could save themselves and then they could get backdoored. I'm really worried, so if I were to pick two I would say Ashleigh and Pilar then."

2. What are the top 3 reasons why you should be sent back into the game?

"Top three reasons? Number 1! I'm Sindy with an "S"! I think that's quite self-explanatory.

Number 2? I kind of wanna see what would happen between Jordan and I. So I would like to come back and see what's going on there.

And Number 3 reason? You guys all know who my target is! And that person would have the BIGGEST shocked face if I were to walk back in that house and it's going to cause sooooo  much drama! I know people are gonna try and scramble cause they're gonna try and rethink what was the last thing they said to me, and how they treated me. If I come back, do I come back with a twist? Am I automatically HoH? People speculate so much, especially a lot of the super fans, and then me being in the house, they're gonna think so many things. Me coming back? Would not only be great TV, but it would be such a huge game changer.

I would love that second chance, and hopefully that one slip-up that I had isn't gonna hurt my opportunity."

3. If you could change any 1 thing about your game (aside from Kevin overhearing your conversation) what would it be and why??

"I think I wish I would have secured an alliance. Everyone, honestly, is SO nice in this house (probably because they're Canadian!) that it was hard to know who you were talking to if you were talking to them on a personal level, if you can trust them, if you can align. So, there was a point where I wanted to work with Graig and Bruno, and I also wanna work with Naeha and Sarah, and I was like "Why can't the five of us work together?" cause everyone was too cautious to try to align themselves and actually make an official alliance.

If I could have done anything I wish I would have been more aggressive and say "ARE we part of an alliance? ARE we gonna work together? IS this what we're gonna do?" instead of being so wishy-washy in deciding which side I wanna work with, who I wanna work with and who I wanna trust and try not to get personal with it, because honestly, your first week you're getting to know everyone and it's so hard to detach the personal side of yourself from the game side and then to not get hurt and to get in that sense. So, if I could change that, that would be one of the things that I would."

That was all for time with Sindy, seems extremely unlikely that she'll ever be the one sent back into the house, but with this game - who knows!

If you weren't already aware, I am currently holding a contest / giveaway for 2 tickets to a Big Brother Canada VIP Screening with me in the HoH room! Don't miss this opportunity, and make sure you enter by checking out the post HERE!

Good luck, and I will see you next week!