What’s the Slime Game and why are the 49ers playing in it?

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The Mercury News

The 49ers and Cowboys are two of the NFL’s storied franchises, having won five Super Bowls each. They’ve faced each other seven times in the playoffs, with five of those matchups coming with a date in the Super Bowl on the line. But neither Joe Montana nor Steve Young, neither Roger Staubach nor Troy Aikman has ever played in a game like Sunday’s matchup. The NFC wild-card showdown will be the second annual Slime Game, aired on Nickelodeon in addition to a traditional broadcast on CBS (and Paramount+, with a third offering on Amazon Prime). The Nick broadcast aims to get kids interested in foo…

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