Did I hear correctly?

Last night I turned on the tv, and while I was waiting for it to warm up enough to show me a picture I could hear an announcer say “… well, he said that if he weren’t doing this, he’d have been a professional snowboarder, so he’s an all-around athlete …”. I’m expecting the show to be some kind of documentary about sports, right? The picture shows up, and it’s The World Poker Tour. Uh, what now? Did I hear that right? Poker is a sport? What next, channel-surfing? I mocked mercilessly when professional video gamers called themselves athletes. At least gaming requires some level of dexterity. Bloody idiots.