On Morning Joe this morning, Mika Brzezinski demanded in her usual calm fashion that the show address the issue of childhood obesity. Joe Scarborough and his cohorts, however, had something more important in mind—the greatest man ever.

In the end, Mika had her druthers and tackled the obesity story. But Joe wanted a different kind of tackling, that of the sports variety. Because remember, past presidents and sports always trump the issues facing the country.