I have only slept 4 hours since the Big Brother 14 live feeds launched. Therefore, I think I have enough evidence to intelligently discuss the differing strategies among the new mentors. Although my sleep deprivation reminds me to include that I make no guarantees.
The position of “coach” is being guinea pigged on Boogie, Janelle, Dan and Britney and each is already adapting their own style of the never before seen position.
Boogie (The Guru) – Boogie’s personal coaching style is very eastern in its philosophy. He tells stories about seasons past and attempts to provide a life lesson or two in the process. He talks game and effects of the game and game afterlife. He takes his team members aside individually to try to pump them up and motivate them. He teaches them the way of the manipulation and the killer instinct. His philosophy seems to be that the success of his team members equals success for him.
Dan (The Substitute) – Dan may have won BB10, but he’s acting as if he sent in a ringer this season. Dan seems a little checked out so Substitute Dan has taken over. He listens to his teammates feelings and makes them smile here and there, but otherwise he teaches them nothing. He entertains them for an afternoon and then goes off to live his own life and forget about work until the next time he gets called in. Dan’s philosophy seems to be to only commit as much as he needs to and to let them figure stuff out for themselves.
Britney (The Instructor) – Britney doesn’t seem to care about her team, per se, but she is treating them as living chess players that she has to move around the board to win the game. Except she can’t physically move them so she has to keep instructing them on how to move. She doesn’t seem to want to listen to what her individual members are trying to say, but instead just keeps repeating the orders that she wants carried out. Britney’s philosophy seems to be about keeping a straight head and remaining emotionally detached.
Do you agree? Which style do you think is best?
This post was inspired by a twitter conversation between @ashes2ashes13, @BBGossip, and @KarenySez