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Parry's Power Guide to Utah high school football: Week 1

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  • FaLlOuTboYz Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 24, 2013 9:16 a.m.

    Love looking at the perdition.. but please dont underdog EAST, last night made enough of a statement thanks!

  • One Observer Somewhere in, UT
    Aug. 22, 2013 9:07 p.m.

    Gutsy pick by James Edward in 3AA, going against the Parry line to take Stansbury over Desert Hills in St. George. I don't see that happening. Stansbury has almost a 300 mile bus ride to take on a team that was 3A state semifinalist in each of the last 2 seasons. I think Thunder gets revenge for last year's narrow loss at Stansbury.

    Of course, all games are played on the field. And all comments on these boards, including mine, are meaningless.

  • sinkme Salt Lake, UT
    Aug. 22, 2013 1:45 p.m.

    Does anyone know (or if Parry reads this maybe can provide it) the stats and calculations that are used for these numbers and favorites and how they are processed?

  • Me, Myself and I The Promised Land, UT
    Aug. 22, 2013 12:35 p.m.

    Parry is a Farce

    Just FYI Parry does a power guide for all major professional sports, college football and basketball and high school football in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Why he didn't post the Bingham game, I don't know, but chances are he does have a rating for the Idaho team they're playing.

    As far as people wanting to make adjustments to his system you're crazy. To do so would require a complete reset to make give it any kind of validity. Years and years worth of information used for current ratings would have to be recalculated to bring it up to today if he made the smallest of changes.

  • Hank Saint George, UT
    Aug. 22, 2013 7:35 a.m.

    Why are people complaining about Parry's picks? The only thing that really matters is who wins the Grid Picks each week. By the way, where is the Grid Picks this year?

  • why play SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Aug. 22, 2013 12:28 a.m.

    @eagle

    I wish people would take the time to understand how Parry makes his calculations. Every year, every week, someone wants him to change how he makes his predictions because they don't like what he presents. His system is 100% statistically based, with no subjective emotions, wants or desires factored in. Changing his model because someone doesn't have the rating they want would be to ruin the integrity of the model. Does he always get it right, no, but that's what makes it so intriguing. I quite enjoy reading his predictions and following up to see how he did. The amazing thing to me is how accurate he really is! If a team doesn't like their rating, they need to increase their stat's in the categories he uses to make his predictions. Can we please just have one thing in this world that doesn't have to be politically correct so someone doesn't get their feelings hurt?

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Aug. 21, 2013 11:00 p.m.

    I wish Parry would change his rating system a bit. I think it is a bit off on quite a few programs and I hate to see any programs, such as Monument Valley, have a negative rating. I do appreciate his efforts and it's a fun read but perhaps an adjusted scale and a bit closer look at the programs is in order.