“Domination” is an intriguing word.

An unknown caller to a local sports talk show once wished Tennessee were back on the Notre Dame schedule because the “Fighting Irish” had “dominated” the Vols whenever they had played.

Must have been something in the water wherever he lives.

After Notre Dame won two of the first three games in he series (1978 and 1990, around a Vol win in 1979, Tennessee reeled off three in a row (1991, 1999, and 2001), once in Knoxville and twice at South Bend. One of those victories at South Bend came in 1991 when Notre Dame blew a 31-7 first half lead.

Notre Dame came back to win the next two games (2004 and 2005) to square the series.

Those results do not speak to domination by either side.

Check out that dictionary and try again.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017