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When a Man Loves a Woman and College Football Right Now

Not the Michael Bolton or Percy Sledge versions.  I’m talking about the Jody Watley version.


Lyrics:

When a man loves a woman
They say she could do no wrong
When a man loves a woman
Her nights will never be long

When a man loves a woman
He makes love with pure intensity
And if she wants
He’ll do what you do

When a man loves a woman
He’s not afraid of his vulnerability
When a man loves a woman
He loves their intertwining sexuality

When a man loves a woman
He might let her see him cry
And he’ll never risk losing her
By telling some stupid lie

(Men?) He won’t do you wrong
(Men?) He’ll love you long
(Men?) x2

When a man loves a woman
He’ll be responsible for his kids
And if he walks away
Hmm, he never did

When a man loves a woman
He’ll rub her back and maybe kiss her feet
And with this
A finer man you’ll never meet

When a man loves a woman
He’ll take his time when he shows her love
And she’ll enjoy the fit
Feels like a glove

When a man loves a woman
She can do no wrong
He understands her attitudes
And deals with her moods

(Men?) He’s so into you
(Men?) You know hes true
(Men?) x2

When a man loves a woman
It’s a beautiful thing
It could melt your soul
And make a heart sing

When a man loves a woman
He knows the reality of AIDS
He won’t bring it home to you
By some other love he’s made

When a man loves a woman
He’ll respect you in front of his friends
He won’t front you off
You know he’ll think again

When a man loves a woman
He knows you’re complex
And knows it takes more to make you happy
Than just giving you sex

When a man loves a woman
He’ll never raise his fist
He’ll know it doesn’t make him more a man
To do this

When a man loves a woman
You’ll surely know
And it’s as special
As an April snow

(Men?) He won’t do you wrong
(Men?) He’ll love you long
(Men?) x2

(Men?) Love will bring you home
(Men?) Love won’t let you roam
(Men?) x2

Here’s the PM Dawn remix version on her greatest hits album.

These lyrics have an additional set of verses:

When a man loves a woman
He might fly her to a night in Rome
This could happen
Though, never leaving home

When a man loves a woman
Yeah, he’ll do most anything
And with his presence
A smile he’ll surely bring

When a man loves a woman
He won’t hesitate to put her first
He’ll satisfy her desires
And quench her every thirst

When a man loves a woman
He’s gonna be true
And he won’t forget to tell her
“Baby, I love you”

(Men?) Love will bring you home
(Men?) Love won’t let you roam
(Men?) x2

 

Jody Watley

Pic cred: JodyWatley.net

“When a Man Loves a Woman” was the second single off of her Intimacy album from 1993.  The PM Dawn remix version was part of her greatest hits album from 1996.  I was thinking about these lyrics today as I was running an errand, wondering if the gestures of a man loving a woman (or a man loving a man, woman loving a woman, person loving another person for that matter) in the early 1990s are still applicable today or if the requirements are much longer/shorter in the year 2020.

If you flipped each instance of “man/woman” and “he/she/him/her” around so that the lyrics become “when a woman loves a man, they say he could do no wrong/when a woman loves a man, his nights will never be long” etc, does it still make sense? And, to factor in the prevalence of social issues and technological advancements of modern day, would you agree with the following?

When a woman loves a man
They say he could do no wrong
When a woman loves a man
His nights will never be long

When a woman loves a man
She makes love with pure intensity
And if he wants
She’ll make the first move

When a woman loves a man
She’s not afraid of imperfect compatibility
When a woman loves a man
She loves their complementary spontaneity

When a woman loves a man
She won’t make him follow her on Instagram
And she’ll never risk losing him
By social-media stalking his time with friends

(Women?) She won’t do you wrong
(Women?) She’ll love you long
(Women?) x2

When a woman loves a man
She might fly him to the great outdoors
This could happen
Not venturing too far from home

When a woman loves a man
Yeah, she’ll do most anything
And with her presence
A smile she’ll surely bring

When a woman loves a man
She won’t hesitate to put him first
She’ll satisfy his need for alone time
And give herself the same space too

When a woman loves a man
She’s gonna be true
And she won’t forget to tell him
“Thank you, for what you do.”

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And now for the college football portion of today’s blog entry.

According to CBS Sports, the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences shan’t be playing this fall but plan to in the spring.  SEC and ACC are still weighing all the issues.  College sports, especially football and basketball, bring in a lot of money to universities.  Even if student-athletes get to keep scholarships and not all season ticket-holders want a refund, how do these schools recoup a fraction of lost money from other transactions directly or indirectly tied to college sports?  Playing conference-only games may help a little, but it won’t be enough.
Check out this interview with ESPN’s Rece Davis on NFL Live.

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Also, is it too early to wonder if there’s going to be an Army-Navy game this year?

College Football 2013: Navy yanks down Air Force

But first: The Atlanta Braves squeezed by with a win against the LA Dodgers last night in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.

And now back to your regularly scheduled blog post:

The Air Force Falcons paid a visit to Annapolis, MD today to encircle the Navy Midshipmen.  Broadcast on CBS and with commentary by Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein, the Falcons were took to offense first and took the lead seven minutes into the quarter with a field goal.  Air Force 3 and Navy 0.  The Midshipmen didn’t really start to put a good show on until the latter half of the second quarter as quarterback Keenan Reynolds rushed three yards for a touchdown.  Navy 7 and Air Force 3.  The Falcons replied with a TD too, courtesy of running back Anthony Lacoste.  Air Force 10 and Navy 7.

Navy regained the lead three minutes into the third quarter with another TD (thanks to Demond Brown).  Navy 14 and Air Force 10.  Neither team’s offense had particularly strong momentum through the rest of the third.  The Midshipmen found their energy in the middle of the fourth quarter with another Keenan Reynolds TD.  Navy 21 and Air Force 10.  The Midshipmen continued their performance by recovering a fumbled Falcons ball after it more or less flopped out of a receiver’s elbow crook.  Not long after, the defense put the ball back in their offense’s hands with an interception.  Keenan Reynolds soon clinched the win for his fellow Midshipmen with yet another TD.  Navy 28 and Air Force 10.  Final score.

Observations & Miscellania:

1.  The Midshipmen mascot reminds of a bear claw for some reason.  The horns maybe?

2.  The actual goat reminds me of ramen.

3.  The commentators noted in the fourth quarter that these service academy games are special because the players will one day protect the interests of the American people (government).

4.  Every time the commentators say, “DJ Sargenti,” I think they’re going to say, “DJ Sargento.”

Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

SEC Championship 2012: Crimson Tide wets the Bulldogs

Oh, snap peas.  Alabama Crimson Tide just turned UGA’s Bulldogs’ dream into a fantasy, claiming the SEC Championship title with a 32 to 28 victory.  I didn’t watch the game, but I checked the score several times in the fourth quarter on SI.com.

For game summary, stats, and play-by-play, click here.
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UPDATE: Sigh, Florida State Seminoles cool-whipped the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for the ACC Championship title.  21 to 15 final score.  Again, I checked scores several times in the fourth quarter.  Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

Overheard at Taco Mac

Table 1 consisted of Florida Gators fans, two guys and one girl.  Guy 1 faced me.  He had hot wings.  Guy 2’s back faced me.  He had a taco.  I’m not sure what the girl ate other than the new loaded sweet potato fries.

Guy 1 reminded me of Tom Hardy and Sam Worthington.  Imagine Hardy’s features on Worthington’s face.

They clapped whenever the Gators got another ten yards and applauded every flag on South Carolina. I wouldn’t have been surprised if they ended up cheering every time a Cardinal got an aesthetically unflattering televised close-up.

Guy 1 said at one point, “You ain’t Tebow.”
Guy 2 barked, “Oh come on!” after the Gators quarterback got sacked either at the bottom of the third quarter or the top of the fourth.  (Their beloved reptiles eventually lost to the birdies by just five points.)

The occupants of table 2 were at Taco Mac for the UGA-Auburn game and talked about the state of Penn.  As of the bottom of the second quarter, the Tigers have a lot of catching up to do in the second half.