I'm in a bit of a conundrum and I'm looking for a little advice...
Here's the deal, we redesigned our site roughly a year-and-a-half ago and included athletics on that redesign. The SID at the time was named a stakeholder in the redesign group due to the fact that athletics is one of our top destinations. The SID was fairly uninterested in the whole process and basically checked out.
Now they're knocking on the door saying that they're unhappy with the design and they want something different. They're looking for something more in line with a fan site (think ESPN.com ish).
They ventured on their own and found a vendor who would build their ESPN-like site with a different CMS than what we're using for the public site. Here's the coup, they want us (marketing) to pay for it!
Side note: The SID isn't a gifted writer and is relatively inexperienced when it comes to the Web.
Questions: 1. Have you experienced this in your organization?
2. Did you pay for it?
3. If athletics paid for it, did you provide support?
4. Do you know of any "athletics" site vendors?
If you have any insight to share in this please do so.
Thanks - Cliff