Ahh, the wonders of live television.  Late night SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett was reading his script for a segment on the Preakness Stakes like any other night when suddenly THE MOST VIOLENT COUGHING SPELL OF HIS LIFE ATTACKED.

At least he had the good humor to maintain perspective and joke about it.  The segue into the report was pretty brilliant as well.  Apparently Everett’s coughing fit was a joke about California Chrome’s own coughing issues, which makes it even more funny.  I just hope Stan Verrett knows how to do the Heimlich maneuver in case this happens again for real.

H/T @myKBO

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