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Doocy: ‘Being a coach for girls is like herding cats.’

By Matt Corley on October 8, 2008 at 1:40 pm

"Doocy: ‘Being a coach for girls is like herding cats.’"

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doocyweb.jpgPromoting his new book, Tales from the Dadside, Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocy explained why the book contains different sets of sports stories “based on gender.” Boys “actually want to play and hit the ball” while “girls don’t really want to play these sports,” claimed Doocy. He then said coaching girls “is like herding cats”:

HEWITT: But your daughters were only menaced by Donald Rumsfeld in a West Wing bathroom, so that I guess comes through. And did you, were you conscious of the fact that they’re different sets of stories here based on gender?

DOOCY: I was very concious of that because with boys they actually want to play and hit the ball. With girls, girls don’t really want to play these sports. They just want to hang out. Being a coach for girls is like herding cats, which of course was the title of that Trent Lott book. But it really is.

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HEWITT: Well, you know, I want to contrast your raising of Peter with the two daughters and the stories that you tell about them because he was imperiled much more than they were, apparently. You had him baiting a hook with a water moccasin at one point by mistake.

DOOCY: hahahaha

HEWITT: But your daughters were only menaced by Donald Rumsfeld in a West Wing bathroom, so that I guess comes through. And did you, were you conscious of the fact that they’re different sets of stories here based on gender?

DOOCY: I was very concious of that because with boys they actually want to play and hit the ball. With girls, girls don’t really want to play these sports. They just want to hang out. Being a coach for girls is like herding cats, which of course was the title of that Trent Lott book. But it really is. I would constantly just have to re-focus the girls. “Hey, hello, I’m over here.”

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