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Massive viewer complaints about glare from the Final Four venue ribbon boards on TBS’s broadcast led to the lights being blacked out late in the first half of tonight’s Oklahoma-Villanova semifinal.

Here’s the moment they blacked out, during the last first-half media timeout:

Prior to the blackout, the ribbon board glare infuriated viewers:


Afterward, the glare was nonexistent—though the camera angle still sucked.

The angle being used on the TNT and TruTV feeds is still superior:


Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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