Now that LeBron James has come home, Cleveland’s star is rising among jocks, with Kevin Love joining him and making the Cavaliers a team to watch in the upcoming NBA season.
This is great news for sports-loving Clevelanders, but not so great for the nerdier residents of the Mistake By The Lake. For the past few years, Cleveland nerds had been able to hold it over Cleveland jocks that, while LeBron wasn’t here anymore, Captain America was, thanks to the tax incentive that helped our fair city stand in for New York, Berlin, and Washington, D.C. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
As an underdog city, Cleveland has always held a special place in nerd culture. But if you want to be a real Cleveland nerd, brush up on these five examples where Cleveland has popped up that most people aren’t aware of: