Larry Csonka says the 1972 Miami Dolphins' trip to the White House will be worth the wait, and he's making the trip from Alaska.

For more than 20 years the Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback has spent summers in Alaska, where he hosts an outdoor show for NBC. He'll leave Sunday night to get to Washington for a ceremony with his former teammates Tuesday, when President Obama honors the only NFL team to achieve a perfect season.

Csonka plans to fly from Anchorage to Minneapolis to Atlanta to Washington and figures the trip will take 12 to 15 hours. He said the decision to go was easier because current Dolphins owner Stephen Ross , a Republican, is paying expenses for all of the players.

Today's Miami Dolphins play their 3rd preseason game againt the Texans in Houston Saturday night at 8 p.m. 

Television coverage is on Channel 34 in Palm Beach County and on the Treasure Coast, or channel 4, WFOR out of Miami, if you get that channel from your tv provider.  You can listen to the game live on our sister station Real Radio.

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