The debut of the Alliance of American Football league was well-received Saturday. Fans tuned in to watch the two games shown on CBS Saturday night and were downloading the league’s official app. For many football fans, the AAF games exceeded expectations. A big hit went viral without being called for targeting or any other penalty. The broadcast allowed the audience to listen to replay reviews. Live microphones were used to add excitement to the broadcast.

ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, however, wasn’t impressed.

“Looks so JV,” Herbstreit tweeted in response to praise from Greg McElroy. “Don’t think it has legs.”

When a Twitter user speculated that Herbstreit would praise the XFL, a rival of the AAF, which may land a TV partnership with ESPN, the “College GameDay” personality was not amused.

Winning over college football fans is a big part of the AAF’s strategy, trying to give teams a regional identity by featuring former players from nearby schools. Time will tell if fans agree or disagree with Herbstreit.