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Ron Darling, Rich Diana Return to New Haven, Swap Stories from Yale Days

Thursday, January 27, 2011

It was less of a hot stove morning than a family visit with two of Yale's sports giants, teammates, and later professional athletes who reached the pinnacle of their respective sports.

With George Grande serving as moderator/favorite uncle during the third Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Hot Stove Breakfast at Long Wharf Theater Wednesday, nearly 200 area sports fans in the audience were on the inside of a family reunion that began at the age of 14 when Rich Diana — recalled by Ron Darling as "that chubby kid from Connecticut" — dusted Darling in a foot race at a scouting event in Massachusetts. Four years later, they coincidentally found themselves reporting to the freshman football team at Yale.

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Pictured left to right:
Ron Darling, Dr Richard Diana of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, and George Grande (moderator)

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