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RIP Trent Frayne, one of Canada's greatest sports writers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JR, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Other than writers over a certain age, most Americans sports journalists would never have heard of Trent Frayne. He wrote in an era when print was king. He, along with his peers like Scott Young, was a legend


    And he was a great mentor by all accounts:

    Frayne was one of the boys, but he never forgot that he too had once been a rookie in the newsroom. Back in the early 1980s when Frayne was a four times a week columnist for The Globe, novice reporter Jim Christie looked up to Frayne not just because he was a signature writer, but because β€œhe was such a great and co-operative team player, a guy with no ego who had no interest in hogging the limelight.”
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    RIP Trent. Another legend gone.

    He and his wife, the late June Callwood, might have been the greatest one-two marital punch in the history of journalism, even if they did write about completely different things.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    June was one of the greatest activist journalists ever.
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Talk about a wake-up call - literally....

    From the Globe obit on why Frayne quit drinking:

    He woke up in the middle of the night on the other side of the 401, having crossed over the median, while drunk driving, on his way home from Mohawk racetrack in Campbellville, Ont.
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    RIP, Trent Frayne.
    Not familiar with him prior to today but he's credited in one obit for coining the phrase "ink-stained wretch" and he started out making $18 a week then went on to write 13 books.

    Sounds like a guy I'd like to have hung out with a time or two just to pick his brain.
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    From everything I've heard about him, he'd have been delighted to let you do just that. A fantastic mentor to younger journalists.
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