• ESPN bureau producer Andrea Pelkey, a Boston resident, and ESPN lead NASCAR reporter Marty Smith were among several ESPN employees who ran in the Boston Marathon this week.
• For the past 35 years, Mel Kiper Jr.’s 150-page signature “Draft Report” has been a gift to NFL fans’ mailboxes. This year that content is available via ESPN Insider.
• Mike Tirico previews the just announced ESPN Monday Night Football schedule, playoff game and more.
• NBA standout and shooting phenom Steph Curry was featured on E:60 this week.
1. By Rick Reilly: Some truths I’ve discovered.
2. George Whitfield Jr. challenges Ellen DeGeneres:
— George Whitfield Jr. (@georgewhitfield) April 23, 2014
3. From espnW: Sixteen-year-old Charlotte Brown talks about overcoming challenges and finding success at pole vaulting despite being legally blind.
4. Enjoy an array of photos from the ESPN Images’ Images of the Week.