Richy Craven

me2 Richy CravenRichy Craven is an Irish freelance writer and semi-professional idiot. You can check out more of his stuff over at Cracked, A Series of Terrible Decisions or keep up with his ongoing quest to find gainful employment on Twitter.

What's Irish for "You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen?"

6 Irish Crushes for St. Patrick’s Day

When the Man Cave first asked me if I’d be interested in a legitimate reason to spend time trawling through pictures of beautiful women on the internet I of course said “Is this entrapment? Are […]



The 6 Most Insanely Brutal Hits in the World Cup

Ok, I know America’s been knocked out and soccer has fallen back to it’s former U.S. status of “That game children play at summer camp” but there’s a reason that the rest of the world […]


What a wonderful phrase.

Remedial Rugby: The Haka!

Every sport has an athlete or team that’s so good that it almost isn’t fair on everyone else. The 100 meters has Usain Bolt, men’s swimming has possible merman Michael Phelps and the sport of […]


No, Mr. is the day you die. And your franchise dies with you.

The Day 007 Died

Thank M for the Daniel Craig years. The past few films, no matter how hit or miss, have restored a franchise to the glory after a few short movies ago, it had reached…well, maybe not […]


Burn Notice exists in a weird world where sullen IRA members congregate in Dublin, and Miami cops don't bother responding to large-scale explosions.

The 5 Worst Irish Accents Ever Caught on Film

St. Patrick’s Day is once again upon us. The time of year where Americans celebrate  Ireland’s legacy to the world: its myths, legends and the fact that a country that’s only about the size of […]


If you can't strip the ball from the player, strip the player from this earth.

The 5 Craziest Moments in Rugby History

Rugby is not a game for the faint hearted. A rugby match is where you’d take a recently thawed-out Viking berserker to keep him from feeling homesick. When even the dullest match features enough carnage […]


We can only guess what happened to his nose, but the immediate suspicion is an extreme case of Paddy Mayne.

Happy Birthday, Paddy Mayne: Sports Star, War Hero, Goddamn Lunatic

As my previous articles may have indicated, there are four things in life that I love to write about: feats of incredible badassery, Ireland, drunken shenanigans and rugby. So when I learned about a man […]


Not as much fun as hanging out with Zach Galifinakis.

Working with a Hangover for Beginners

So you celebrated the Fourth a little too hard, and now all the fireworks are inside your skull? Sounds like you need a lesson in working through a hangover to…work through a hangover. Hangovers are […]


No exaggeration, they do gladiatorial combat every couple of years.

Super-Bat Bromance

It’s been a good couple of years for comic book enthusiasts. Between the Dark Knight Trilogy and the Marvel movies you’d be forgiven for assuming that somewhere out there there’s a nerd with a magic […]


Finally! A sport even more brutal than football and hockey.

An American’s Guide to Rugby

by Richy Craven Excited to watch the Lions vs. Western Force game on Wednesday? Of course not, you have no idea what those words mean. You’re an American and no one’s ever taught you what […]



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