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Dancing Bucs fan, 10, takes 'Gangnam Style' to NBC's 'Today'

Christian Bottger, the 10-year-old from Largo who has become an Internet sensation, delivered his Gangnam Style Tuesday morning on NBC's Today show.

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Dressed in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey and hat, Christian danced to Gangnam Style and danced a little Dougie with some of the team's cheerleaders and mascot, Capt. Fear.

During an interview with the show's hosts, Christian said he has been dancing for about five years. When asked if he enjoyed all the attention, he rubbed his chin and said, "Let me think."

"He's fantastic," said one of the cheerleaders. "Yes, he does upstage us a little bit, but that's okay."

Videos of Christian's routine have been featured on popular sports blogs such as the Big Lead and have attracted attention from TV shows such as Ellen and Good Morning America.

The son of Buccaneers video production manager Ed Bottger, Christian's climb to video stardom began Sept. 30 during a game against the Washington Redskins, according to the team's website. Christian has also participated in the Bucs' Junior Cheerleader program for the past three years.

Dancing Bucs fan, 10, takes 'Gangnam Style' to NBC's 'Today' 12/11/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:31pm]
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