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“A couple of nights ago, I’m watching an SEC game and there’s 5 minutes to go in the half and one team has six points or eight, something like that,” Gottfried said. “Just as a fan watching the game, that’s not a lot of fun.”

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Paul Newberry is a national writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at pnewberry(at)ap.org or http://www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963

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AP Sports Writers Joseph White in Washington and Aaron Beard in Raleigh, N.C., contributed to this report.