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Greetings Sports Fans,
I may be wrong, buy I do believe this is the FIRST organization of its kind: one solely dedicated to allowing fans and endorsement-seekers to pay all college athletes--especially regarding paying them equally according to popularity of sport and division.
But, before I begin, I want it known that I manage this site and I'm NOT a professional Webmaster. I use older Web-publishing programs. So, you'll have to forgive the imperfections you see here on these pages. The MAIN thing is that the point is gotten across, isn't it? And that main point is that a few drops of the billions flowing through the veins of the NCAA should find its way into the hands of the workforce that gives it life--the players, who endure the practices, play the games, bear the bruises, draw the crowds, and who spur all the massive commerce connected with their athletic prowess.
The PCAA is an informal organization that's free to join. It advocates allowing fans to pay college athletes on an equal basis according to popularity of sport and division and supports the right of college athletes/teams to make endorsement deals so long as the payments are shared equally with all athletes of that sport and division. The purpose of the PCAA is to accomplish these objectives and to establish a fund (Fan-sponsored College Athlete Payment Fund--FCAPF) that will receive all resulting payments and then disperse them to all applicable athletes.
The requirements for receiving FCAPF pay would be: 1) Be a full-scholarship athlete eligible for collegiate-player status. 2) Maintain academic eligibility. 3) Obey the rules of the coaches, sport, college and the law.
Of course, there are those who would say: "OK. The fans and endorsement seekers paying the athletes, that's fine and dandy. But what about the NCAA's obligation? After all, they're making the big bucks of the athletes' backs."
To which I say: It's a much easier fight to get the powers that be to allow the people and companies to pay the athletes than it is to "conquer the beast" and make him pay his "servants." But the empowering thing about that is this: Where does the NCAA get its money from in the first place? The PEOPLE! And it is they who could dictate how much money flows into the hands of the power kings and how much materializes into the hands of the "labor class." So, if you want to feed the elite, then feed the elite. If you want to nourish the body, then feed the workers--and better stimulate the overall economy in the process as more money circulates throughout the masses.
But, if you think about it, a great advantage to the NCAA is that it would be forever freed from having to pay compensation to the athletes, and, thus, would never have to also risk enduring the process of collective bargaining. No threat of strikes or walk-offs with the FCAPF. You get exactly what the people choose to give you, no more, no less--and there is no plausible argument against that!
Developmental Plan: Circulate/Promote the survey form. Acquire enough survey responses from supporters to persuade the NCAA to voluntarily allow the FCAPF to operate. If the NCAA refuses to allow it, continue gathering supporters until enough are acquired to persuade Congress to mandate that fans and endorsed entities may use the FCAPF to pay athletes and that the athletes are allowed to accept such payments with no vulnerability to NCAA retaliation.
(Until the FCAPF is allowed to operate while the athletes are NCAA-eligible, a backup plan would be to pay the athletes in one lump sum after their eligibility has expired--with the requirement that they acquire a 4-year degree before payment is issued.)
Rather than continue
here with further detail, simply go to the Survey
Form page and see the basic pitch
to the public. Afterward, return here and have a looksie at the rest below:
I am Keith Anderson, a firm believer in "progressive economics"--which I define as: economics that benefits the whole while rewarding the capable and motivated. If the coaches, broadcasters, marketers, venders, etc.--who one may say would comprise the "capable and motivated"--can have access to millions of dollars, then certainly it can be said that the players sweating it out on those fields and hard courts also deserve some of those "capable and motivated" economic rewards...and that they would also be the heart and soul of those comprising the "whole."
Before I proceed further, let me be completely honest here. I have been a staunch believer in paying college athletes for many a year now, but I have another motive for promoting this cause other than just fan interest. I'm also founder of Ad Spread Collective (ASC), a nascent umbrella organization that will be comprised of multiple enterprises--with the current, active, one being CentList (with CentListInteractive.com being the interactive, professionally managed version). Thus, the strategic purpose behind my support of paying college athletes is to establish a college-athlete payment fund, with that fund being managed by ASC in the name of CentList. Therefore, not only would this give the athletes much-deserved financial compensation, it would also bring prestige to ASC in that CentList would be the entity they--and the supporters of the fund--would credit as the "company that got the athletes paid."
Surprised I'm so honest? Don't be--because there's also a factor of nobility behind my "ulterior motive." ASC would manage the fund FOR FREE! That's right...no money pilfered from the pot and taken out of the hands of the athletes. The only deductions ASC will make are those costs associated with third-party financial transfers and payments--such as bank transfers, electronic-transfer companies (such as PayPal), check-writing fees charged by the colleges, and/or any other entities who charge for this service. ASC will not hire a massive money-draining "supporter" force (as is the practice of so many organizations now) and deplete the economic reserves in salaries; nor will it purchase any unnecessary assets connected with the fund. It will even PROMOTE it for free.
The process will be as automated as possible via Web programming.
One possible method:
1) Fans and endorsed entities would be able to mail donations/payments to the fund or could donate/pay online.
2) At the beginning of the next year, all colleges would receive a bank-transfer lump payment for all their athletes involved, deduct processing fees, and then, at the end of the month, disperse checks and/or make direct deposits in equal amounts to the athletes according to the amount of fan donations and endorsement payments contributed to the athletes' particular sport and division.
3) While the funds that had been acquired for said next year are being paid, funds for the year after would be gathered.
Another, possible future, method--the ASCTF:
The ASCTF is a project I have planned for the future that will function as a free-to-use financial transaction mechanism allowing its members to transfer money back and forth in a debit-type manner in unlimited amounts and with unlimited frequency.
Thus, when the ASCTF is available:
1) Fans and endorsed entities could become ASCTF members and make donations/payments to the fund--with absolutely no fees taken out if the money is already in their ASCTF account and can be transferred in a debit-type manner.
2) At the appropriate time, all applicable athletes could become ASCTF members and receive monthly payments via their ASCTF accounts--no processing fees charged.
3) (Same as #3 above.)
Only those athletes on full athletic scholarship--and who would normally receive full-scholarship status--would be eligible to receive payments. This would prevent the "artificial bloating" of rosters via walk-ons, etc. Also, any athletes objecting to the process would be allowed to opt out of receiving payments.
Should the PCAA succeed in its mission to enact the FCAPF, a percentage of all PCAA product sales will be contributed into a fund to pay all full-scholarship athletes on an equal basis, wherein all such athletes would be paid the same, no matter their sport/division.
So...that's it! After lookin' over ever'thang, tell me whatcha think? I hope you see the justice in the cause and that you trust me to follow through with what I said I would. Even if you don't like the idea or trust me, I hope you'll become active in some way to allow college athletes to get some just desserts--so that many of them won't have to "hock a few things" to be able to afford a late-night pizza.
Before I go...may as well give you explanation of the PCAA logo. See below.
subjects in these videos are not necessarily PCAA members.)