Week in Review: Now that Linsanity is over, it's all about Binnsanity

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Oct 24, 2009; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Armon Binns (80) catches a pass in the first half against the Louisville Cardinals at Nippert Stadium. Cincinnati won 41-10. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

 

After the basketball world was exposed to the phenomenon that was Linsanity, the story of an undrafted point guard out of Harvard that rose from obscurity to stardom in overnight  fashion  last year, the NFL world may be about to be taken by storm by the newest underdog story of Bengals WR Armon Binns.

Binns’ story actually begins in the same city as his current NFL team resides. Playing for the UC Bearcats from 2007-2010, Binns and his underdog Bearcats took the college football world by storm during his junior campaign, in which he started all 13 games while snagging 61 catches for 1191 yards and 11 TDs.  His 29-yard TD catch from Tony Pike for the go-ahead score in the River City Rivalry against the Pitt Panthers during that season gave the Bearcats the Big East crown, the school’s second-ever appearance in a BCS Bowl, and a moment that forever lives in Cincinnati sports lore:

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