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George Starke Debuts 12-Part Television Project About ‘The Hogs’

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 helped him turn the script from a movie into a television show.
The entire series is fully written – the first season will follow the team during the 1982 Super Bowl season – but Starke is looking for a buyer to begin production and the next steps.
“The league doesn’t like colorful characters.
With Washington ahead by 14 points, the team needed to run out the clock.
Head coach Joe Gibbs called in a stretch run play with about four minutes remaining, but the offensive line disregarded it.
“When you’re on the sideline and you’re calling plays and clearly we’re not running those plays, what did you think?” Starke asked Gibbs.

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…

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