Tackling good grades

Posted: June 14, 2011

ANDRE ODOM has come up with a novel incentive to encourage student-athletes.

Odom is the director of the "Legends of the Pub" Football Camp, which will hold its first annual event on Friday and Saturday. He said he expects NFL players from Philly, including Jameel McClain (Ravens, George Washington High), Jahri Evans (Saints, Frankford), Raheem Brock (Seahawks, Dobbins), Brent Grimes (Falcons, Northeast), Dominique Curry (Rams, Washington) and Curtis Brinkley (Chargers, West Catholic) to be featured at a free football camp for high school players entering their junior and senior years.

As an added bonus, Odom said Maurice Bennett, who played linebacker at Washington and Lafayette but shunned the NFL to work on Wall Street, will speak.

The camp will be held on Saturday at Gratz' Marcus Foster Memorial Stadium at Germantown and Hunting Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Of course, there's a catch. There always is.

To go to Saturday's camp, the high schoolers must first attend a free SAT and ACT prep class on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Triumph Baptist Church, 1648-52 Hunting Park Ave. (near Gratz' stadium).

It's kind of a new take on an old concept: You have to do your homework before you go out to play.

For information call Odom at 215-589-8709.

You can't believe everything you read

"Stop the presses! For the love of God, stop the freakin' presses!"

That's what whoever is in charge at the Miami Herald should have yelled Sunday night/yesterday morning.

The Herald mistakenly ran a Macy's advertising supplement in yesterday's editions proclaiming the Miami Heat as the 2011 NBA champions.

It's not the first time this kind of thing has happened.

In 2009, the Inquirer - would you believe it? - ran a Macy's ad congratulating the Phillies on winning back-to-back World Series. The Yankees held a 3-1 series lead when the ad was published. And we all know how that turned out.

- Tom Mahon

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