'White Collar Brawlers' glove up at Gleason's

Feeling mentally and emotionally unstable? Seasonal affective disorder infecting your body and soul, giving you a case of the ultra blahs? You could trundle yourself off to see a shrink, or you could apply to be a contestant on season two of "White Collar Brawlers," a reality show which will be offered on the Esquire Network.

The concept is this: two adversaries, two folks who find themselves knocking heads or egos at a workplace, square off in a ring, and duke it out, in a sanctioned amateur scrap. They train for 10 weeks, first, at the famed Brooklyn fight factory, Gleason's, and are overseen by a committed staff of pros, led by Gleason's boss Bruce Silverglade.

"It's cheaper than therapy," said Silverglade, who told me that 12 contestants, men and women, will be put together in a work setting, and then do one fight apiece. Training will start in June. "This is an individual sport, you're alone in there, proving something to yourself, proving something to your father, your brother. There are so many reasons people come to the gym. And a majority of them stay. There can be mutual animosity, but they get in the ring, and there's mutual respect."