Readers revisit significant moments in sports history in new collection of stories

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Editors Kevin Sherrington and Marjorie Herrera Lewis announce the nationwide release of their new book of sports stories, “SportsDay Bound: The Dallas Morning News.”

Jimmy Johnson admitted he hates jokes, idle conversation and procrastination. Mark Cuban moved to Dallas driving a car with a hole in the floorboard. As a child, Jason Witten cried himself to sleep.

“SportsDay Bound” memorializes these and several key stories as told by many of the best sportswriters in America, including Blackie Sherrod, Juliet Macur and Randy Galloway. This book recaptures key moments in Dallas sports history by revisiting the sale of the Dallas Cowboys and the firing of Tom Landry, the trade of Herschel Walker, the SMU Death Penalty, a Super Bowl championship, Game Six of the World Series, the Mavericks’ NBA title and many more.

This engaging compilation, edited by SportsDay veterans Sherrington and Lewis, not only takes readers down memory lane but also pays tribute to the extraordinary work produced by SportsDay throughout its history.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Sherrington has been a sports columnist at his fifth Texas newspaper, The Dallas Morning News, since 2000 and has worked there since 1985. He has been published in Best American Sports Writing and Best American Newspaper Writing and has twice been named one of the nation’s top 10 sports columnists. The University of Houston graduate lives with his family in Dallas.

Lewis began her sports-writing career with a monthly magazine in Phoenix, Arizona, shortly after graduating from Arizona State University. The award-winning writer became a Dallas Cowboys’ beat writer while with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in the 1980s. She then moved to The Dallas Morning News in 1989. After completing graduate work at The University of Texas at Arlington, Lewis launched a teaching career at the college and university levels. Her experience in teaching a summer sports writing course at The University of Tulsa prompted her to co-edit “SportsDay Bound.”

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