During his very first training camp, George Starke looked around the Redskins locker room and realized just how many colorful characters he had surrounding him. There was Larry Brown, Charley Taylor and Pat Fischer, eventual Hall of Famers that he was witnessing through an entirely different lens than he had on television.
“On that first day I got out a yellow pad and started writing,” Starke said. “I just thought this was amazing.”
Eventually becoming one of the “70 Greatest Redskins” and a vaunted member of The Hogs throughout the 1980s, Starke had always aimed to be a writer and thought his notes on the team’s culture might come in handy someday.
Now, about four decades later, he’s hoping to mine some of those yellow notepads to create a 12-episode television series called “Hog Heaven.”
On Wednesday, he hosted a kickoff reception and promotional teaser for the show at Great Gatherings in the Mosaic District as part of the Northern Virginia Film Festival, in the middle of its two-week run in its fourth year.
Starke teamed up with screenwriter Jack McLaughlin Jr., who…