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Kirk Herbstreit Explains His Kentucky Football Joke

A photo of Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN.

The ESPN college football analyst explained what he meant by what he said.

Kirk Herbstreit took a bit of a shot at Kentucky's football program today.

The ESPN college football analyst called the Wildcats' football team an "appetizer" for Big Blue Nation during a luncheon in Louisville, Ky. today.

He's right, of course. Kentucky's fan base obviously cares a ton more about its basketball team than it does about its football team.

Still, Herbstreit received some backlash from fans. He took to Twitter to explain what he meant.

What he said is definitely fair.