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: