Quarrelsome co-workers don boxing gloves to slug it out on â€śWhite Collar Brawlers,â€ť the manly new show on the manly new Esquire cable network (10 p.m. Tuesdays). This weekâ€™s premiere pits easygoing financial planner Ryan, above, against intense Andrew, also a planner. They take to the ring because of a disagreement from their roommate days plus a dislike for each otherâ€™s work habits.
As they train, the co-workers learn many things, including: Going â€śone twoâ€ť means hit with ONE HAND, then THE OTHER HAND. This is a tough concept for Andrew to grasp.
Andrew is sure heâ€™ll win because heâ€™s better than Ryan in every way. He bloodies Ryanâ€™s nose, yet Ryan triumphs in a â€śsplit decisionâ€ť (unclear what that means, too lazy to Google it).
Despite the brutality of boxing, the sport is apparently a boon for white-collar workers. The discipline of training makes Ryan turn in his work on time. Andrew stops blaming his mother for, like, EVERYTHING and says the fight made him â€śfeel amazing.â€ť
So I guess the next time I see an annoying co-worker in the hall, Iâ€™ll jab to the head and stab to the gut. But ha ha, not you, boss!