Bill Simmons failed while trying to troll Oregon

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Ahead of today’s NCAA Tournament meeting between the No. 1 seed Oregon Ducks and No. 16 Holy Cross, a well-known Holy Cross alum took to Twitter for some friendly trash talk. That someone was none other than the outspoken Bill Simmons.

To start off gameday, Simmons shared a photo of the 1947 Holy Cross men’s basketball team which won the national championship. Simmons used that to take a shot at Oregon’s basketball program, asking where its national championship team photo was.

Where is Oregon's NCAA championship team photo? pic.twitter.com/BP12ahS4kE

— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 18, 2016

Obviously, Bill Simmons thought Holy Cross had the upper hand.

Unfortunately, he was wrong.

@BillSimmons Here it is. See you at 4:27 PST. Game On!! pic.twitter.com/TnRhcz6mOd

— William (John) Moore (@akajtg) March 18, 2016

As it turns out, Oregon won the national championship back in 1939 — the first NCAA Tournament. Whoops. Score one for the Ducks fan base. After the response. Simmons took his defeat in stride and responded with a friendly remark.

Touche!!! 1939 vs. 1947 – tonight at 7:30! RT @akajtg: @BillSimmons Here it is. See you at 4:27 PST. Game On!! pic.twitter.com/wYfchlL2Tt

— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 18, 2016

Let’s hope Holy Cross has a stronger performance than Bill Simmons on Friday. They’ll need it if they want to become the first 16-seed to knock off a No. 1.

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