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.
''It means more now after 40 years than it would have at the time it happened,'' Csonka said by phone from somewhere north of Wasilla. ''We realize a lot more today than we did at the time what a unique achievement it was, and it will be fun to celebrate it with the unique president we have now.''
The 6-year-old 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 o...