Gator Football, Inc. : Hold ’em, Fold ’em, or Run Away?

Kenny Rogers once sang that you had to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away and know when to run.

Besides gambling, this truth applies in business and even more often coaches seem to get it too. What we were pondering today at College Sports Matchups is if an investor would find now to be a time to hold ‘em, fold ‘em, or run away from football at the University of Florida’s Gator, Inc.

Why, this is insanity! This is like discussing the value of classic stocks like Sears, GM or…oh.

You see, there is a cycle to all things and today the question is, “How would a wise investor handle his shares in Gator, Inc?” Have no doubt, it has been good to be part of this enterprise for many years now, and the returns have been excellent.

If you have been a Florida fan these last four years you have basked in the dividends provided by two national championships and been dazzled by the brilliance of one of college football’s brightest stars ever, Tim Tebow.

Tebow even added the extra dimension of combining genuine goodness along with all of his athletic ability. He outshines Lee Iacocca of Chrysler fame or Dave Thomas from Wendy’s as a company pitchman. He brought the school a Heisman and represented Florida well at two other ceremonies where the statue was presented.

It has been a great run. Is it over?