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KNUCKLE UP #283: UFC 207, WSOF + a Raft of Sobering Truths About Sober Truth Gift Wrapped for 2017

Literary gunslinger Eugene S. Robinson lends his "one"-of-a-"kind" "perspective" to UFC 207 and the oft-contemplated issue, year end especially, about the impermanence of our collective vitality vis a vis FAILS, LOSSES and especially an inability to recognize both for what they are. And in a stunning tribute to the departing MIKE GOLDBERG, whose commentary and mentions of hands being like sharks and "THE SUPERMAN PUNCH", Robinson did absolutely nothing but offer these sage words of advice: "keep smiling, my man. You will be missed...Oh, and I want your old job." 

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IN Round #283, EUGENE S. ROBINSON [with the "S" standing for "Sssshhhh"], KNUCKLE UP felon and alleged co-conspirator, goes over time to try to place a frame around the game that crushes the uncommitted and makes kings and queens of the hungry/angry. And for this we should be both happy/sad and sad/happy. This, plus a brief wander into the WSOF. All for 2017, a year we feel unreasonably optimistic about. Optimistic? What? Why? Well, it can't get much worse, can it? Don't answer that.

And for the listener ON THE GO? The KNUCKLE UP TIME LINE.

1] 7:01: RESOLUTIONS?

2] 8:52: CASH. AND LOTS OF IT.

3] 30:34: A BROWN BELT.

4] 41:00: MEDALS. AND LOTS OF THEM.

5] 41:30: TO BE MORE CHURLISH.

6] 41:35: TO CARRY A GUN AND A KNIFE INSTEAD OF JUST A GUN

7] 41: 37: TO BE MORE HUMBLE. LIKE, MAYBE, THE MOST HUMBLE MAN IN THE UNIVERSE

Eugene S. Robinson host of Knuckle Up and author of Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You'd Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking [Harper Collins], A LONG SLOW SCREW[Robotic Boot] and a play called THE INIMITABLE SOUNDS OF LOVE; A THREESOME IN FOUR ACTS [Southern] also sings for a band called OXBOW and appeared in Bill Cosby's Leonard Part 6 (and yes, a Cosby story is in the works), a Miller Genuine Draft commercial, and had his own TV show in Germany called? "The Eugene Robinson Show."

EUGENE on the SHIT STORM of 2017

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