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The term wild card was originally used in card games, but the term has evolved to describe what the Merriam-Webster Dictionary calls "an unknown or unpredictable factor" in any number of domains. Merriam-Webster, originally known as the G. & C. Merriam Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, is a United States company that publishes reference books, especially dictionaries that are descendants of Noah Websters An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828). ...

  • WILD Card (South African national parks) - a smartcard-based annual season ticket to Southern African national parks
  • Wild card - a playing card that represents any one of a set in a card game (such as UNO)
  • wild card (sports) - a team that qualifies for championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision
  • Zoe Busiek: Wild Card, Canadian TV series starring Joely Fisher.
  • Wild Cards (band) - a fairly popular Northern Georgia punk rock & roll band (formerly The Corporate Slaves)
  • wild card (Foresight research) - low-probability, high-impact events
  • Wild Cards - a series of books
  • Wild Card - a 2005 album performed by The Rippingtons
  • Wild Card - a 2001 video game for the Wonderswan Color
  • wildcard character - a character that substitutes for other characters in regular expressions
  • wildcard DNS record - a record in a DNS zone file that will match all requests for non-existent domain names
  • Wildcards - a nickname of the most prominent starfighter squadron in Space: Above and Beyond

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STATS: Does the Wild Card Diminish the World Series? (309 words)
Sportswriter Dayn Perry, a regular contributor to FOXSports.com, contends that the extra round of playoffs generated by the creation of wild-card berths in each league weakens the playoff pool and allows teams such as the St. Louis Cardinals to reach the World Series after finishing 83-78 during the regular season.
Reportedly MLB is looking at changing the number of home games the higher seed has in the first round, in order to give the favored club better odds.
If we assume the wild card isn't going away, then the best option is changing the first round to a best-of-seven series.
Wild Card 2004 (139 words)
The American Wilderness Coalition (AWC) is pleased to present the second edition of Wild Card, a Wilderness Report Card providing a comparative analysis of the votes and positions taken by all Members of Congress on wilderness and public lands issues during 2003 - the first session of the 108th Congress.
Wild Card gives an "F" to the Bush administration for leading unprecedented assaults on America’s wilderness and public lands.
Wild Card 2004 (PDF) This is a very large (1.7 MB) file.
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