There’s a loud noise at the Alamodome that is confusing and annoying people that are watching and listening to Saturday’s Final Four games.
When the shot-clock gets down to zero, the very loud buzzer sounds just like a car horn. Example:
It also happens after players shoot free throws:
This has understandably confused the heck out of a lot of viewers and listeners, and is especially confusing to people on the road that think a car may be honking. Here’s what many annoyed people have had to say about the Final Four buzzer on Twitter:
Yo, @NCAA: I am guessing for people there in person the #FinalFour2018 car horn thing is not that bad. But it is driving those of us in homes, and even more so in cars, quite insane. Please fix this by Monday.
— Neil Best (@sportswatch) April 1, 2018
Every time that horn blows, I look out my window because it sounds like a car is honking.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 31, 2018
Can we get rid of this car horn that doubles as a shot-clock buzzer? Whose idea was this?
— Chris Herring (@Herring_NBA) March 31, 2018
This car horn buzzer at the Final Four had me thinking someone was honking right outside my house
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) March 31, 2018
Why did they swap out the normal basketball buzzer for the horn from a 98 Taurus for the Final Four?
— Chris Kalohn (@ChrisKalohn) March 31, 2018
— Daniel Sharples (@dlsharples) March 31, 2018
Anyone else annoyed by the Alamo Dome buzzer which sounds like a car horn?
— Andy Ruther (@AndyRuther) March 31, 2018
Am I the only moron that thought the #FinalFour buzzer was some idiot in my neighborhood honking their car horn?!
— Jake Ciely (@allinkid) April 1, 2018
We’ll see if there’s a buzzer change made for Monday night’s national championship game.