"If I get to the NSC final I will go dressed as Barbie".
This I think was to make the point on how much money is invested in the doll over scrabble.
Oh what joy that he lived up to his promise. And even better that he won as I don't think there would have been the same impact had he lost.
Despite the media frenzy (at least in the context of scrabble) none that I have seen have made the link...