Bad Beats: Handicapping An American Idol That Has Gone Horribly, Horribly WrongJack Dickey4/08/11 4:30pm12EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissBlock for deadspinHideHello, folks. Welcome back to Bad Beats, the column you visit for betting advice and sad tales of gambling woe. Read past Bad Beats here. Got any stories for us? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Bad beats.