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The Most Amazing Day

September 1, 2019


Good morning, Hank. It’s Sunday,
it’s 7:00 in the morning, and we are biking down to the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway. So every year at 8am my race day officially starts
with a one-mile foot race between my friends Matt and Craig.
Every year I bet on Craig and, so far, every year he’s lost. Craig, how are you feeling this time?
– Uh… GO! Let him pace you. Come on. There it is. Draft, get in the draft. Craig’s a massive underdog. Oh, is it going to be the greatest upset
in the history of the footrace? Here he comes! Oh, it happened! So this is our last stop before we enter the city of Speedway, Indiana, which is kind of like the Vatican: it’s surrounded by Indianapolis, but it’s not Indianapolis, but it’s also somewhat different from the Vatican because of everything else. Now we’re walking through Speedway, Indiana on our way to the Indy 500.
That is not a school bus, it’s a party bus! So in my experience, if you’re gonna be awake for multiple days, and you want to enjoy it, the key is wardrobe changes.
Here’s wardrobe change number 1. Three hundred fifty thousand human beings all in the same place. Okay, 160 laps in we have run out of time; we have to go to the airport so, uh,
I’m sure it’s going to be a good end of the race, but we’ve got to go to London. Goodbye Indianapolis. Hello, New York City. This is outfit number 3 by the way.
I just really, really need to sleep on this plane. Turns out, I had the best plane sleep ever.
I couldn’t even vlog it, I was too busy sleeping it. We have arrived in London and we are on our way to Wembley.This is outfit number 4 by the way. AFC Wimbledon’s crest at Wembley, Hank, who would’ve imagined it? By the way I’ve changed again. This is outfit five, possibly six. I don’t know, I’m very tired. But I have taken my final form. I’ve even got my Wimbledon sneakers on! First stop, uh, AFC Wimbledon bar, called the Green Man, should be fun. I mean I’m sure I’ve been this excited before,
but I don’t know when. [radio broadcast] Well, you’re with Radio WDON, coming to you live from the national stadium, Wembley Stadium. (Chanting) AFC Wimbledon (Chanting) AFC Wimbledon [radio] The referee checks his watch, we check our pulses. Reeves tries to win it. Plymouth in posession moving it square Sawyer 30 yards out sends it to the far side of the area – makes to Callum Kennedy- Kennedy unloads it upfield into the Wembley skies, long down the middle. Azeez chases after it. Upfield by Plymouth once more. They’re closed down by Bulman! Bulman’s won the ball, plays it in for Azeez in the near side. Azeez has got Bulman alongside him. SQUARE IT! SQUARE IT! SQUARE IT! [fan] Pick him out. aww! [radio] Azeez trips over Forster’s stretched leg. That’s it! It’s a penalty. It’s a penalty for the Dons!! This has to be the last kick of the game surely. Akinfenwa from 12 yards for League one steps up YES!! The Dons surely are going on a sixth promotion. Akinfenwa scores from the spot. AFC Wimbledon are a league 1 football club. So AFC Wimbledon won, securing promotion to league one. My dad enjoyed the game. Say “Hi” dad, “Hey”, and now we are going to go to a party By the way I lost my camcorder, so I’m recording this on my phone. So Hank, with a very large group of AFC Wimbledon supporters I have returned to King’s Meadow to Celebrate AFC Wimbledon’s promotion to League 1 I’m going to say goodbye now so that I can go join the party. [chanting] We are going up, say we are going up! We are going up, say we are going up!

99 Comments

  • Reply Kelly Goble June 4, 2016 at 6:17 am

    That was cheese doodles guy excitement

  • Reply heartwideopen357 June 4, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    The rookie that won was awesome!!

  • Reply vintagecassette June 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    One of my favorite things on this Earth is John Green's undying enthusiasm for AFC Wimbledon.

  • Reply Molly Frances June 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    This makes me so freakin happy and I've never followed any sport in my life. What a bloody crazy story. Go Wimbledon πŸ™Œ

  • Reply MlleLorelei June 4, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I have never cared about football/soccer this much before. Well, maybe with the exception of Bend It Like Beckham, but that wasn't real. YAY DONS!

  • Reply Henri White June 5, 2016 at 2:01 am

    You walked past my old flat twice in this video!

  • Reply Lauren Cosentino June 5, 2016 at 4:12 am

    The pure bliss in his smile at 3:46 makes me so happy.

  • Reply Madisen Mckenzie June 5, 2016 at 4:24 am

    Wait so when he was still in the states he had the time difference at 5 hours and when he got to London he changed it to 6?? WHAT IS THE TRUTH, JOHN

  • Reply Jack Dent June 5, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    As an AFC Wimbledon fan, I am so grateful of what you did for our club.

  • Reply Lyssandra Norton June 5, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Why am I in tears?

  • Reply Cinphoria June 5, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    You dorks XD <3

  • Reply Kristin June 5, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    It makes me really happy to see John so happy. :))))))))))

  • Reply Scarlett Marshall June 5, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I was there! Wearing my DFTBA/ AFC Wimbledon scarf!! Such a great game πŸ˜€

  • Reply Tyler May June 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    John looks so freaking satisfied at the end for started that cheer haha!

  • Reply WorldParticles June 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    How are the people around you so quiet!? Or is the volume turned down?

  • Reply Owen McCauley June 5, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I live in a big college town and like all big college towns academics are like sixth on the list of priorities after football, basketball, hockey, baseball, volley ball, and beer pong. I don't really get sports. As far as I'm concerned, sports are something that happens to other people. That being said, I really appreciate the enthusiasm of sports fan. The chanting and singing along with the silly costumes and face paint makes for a really uplifting sight. I'd much rather be pretending to kill dragons that watching grown men chase after a ball for no apparent reason, but I'm glad people enjoy it so much.

  • Reply Aim Heff June 5, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Seeing the amount of happiness on John's face made me smile so much

  • Reply Liz Holbrook June 6, 2016 at 7:10 am

    That weird moment when you tear up about AFC Wimbledon going to League 1 and you don't even really watch soccer to begin with. But I totally understand the feeling, which I think is why I did. When the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the first time in over 40 years in 2010, I felt the exact same way. So congratulations to AFC Wimbledon, maybe next season I'll actually start paying more attention. πŸ™‚

  • Reply RIVA June 6, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I feel this weird urge to join the Bank of Ireland

  • Reply Rachel Hydrogen June 6, 2016 at 8:55 am

    One of my very favorite things in this brief and endless consciousness is John Green's excitement and happiness.

  • Reply Binge Watchers June 6, 2016 at 10:10 am

    YES! SPORTS!

  • Reply Jhem Arca June 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I don't even know what's going on and I was chanting "we.are.going.up yeah we are going up!!!" at the end.
    oh john :')

  • Reply Raina Ramsay June 6, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    !!!

    I have been behind on both my YouTube subscriptions and my podcast subscriptions, which as left me uncertain about the results of a game that happened a week ago, and I've been kind of trying not to see anything about AFC Wimbledon, so that I could find out unspoiled.

    It was totally worth the effort. OMG!!

  • Reply jobriq5 June 7, 2016 at 3:04 am

    3:34 I love that face on the black guy he turns around like huh??? what's goin on man

  • Reply bunkuswizard June 7, 2016 at 3:14 am

    John, I cannot BELIEVE you tricked all these nerds into watching sports.

    Well played.

  • Reply Amy June 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    It's so weird seeing John at Kingsmeadow, it's always been just a little sports ground near my house where we have school sports days and now it's the home of a league 1 team!

  • Reply Leandra Luna June 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    That stadium would have to be 8x larger to hold all of the people that are subscribed to this channel! DFTBA πŸ˜€

  • Reply ishmael arc June 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    john starting the chant! i found that so funny and entertaining

  • Reply Rob Wigley June 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Best of luck to Wimbledon next season, they fully deserved it, hope you destroy MK Dons next season. However as an Argyle fan it was soul destroying to have played so poorly in the most important match since we entered administration and were on the brink of going bust 6 years ago.

  • Reply Gandoora32 June 8, 2016 at 2:15 am

    I love the confused guy on the right of John πŸ™‚ 3:36

  • Reply Bryce Hurd June 8, 2016 at 5:34 am

    When you're trying to enjoy a video but someone has more outfit changes in a video than you have outfits.

  • Reply kaysyconundrum June 8, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    so much joy felt in the span of 3 minutes and 46 seconds!

  • Reply Megan Cser June 8, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!! Go AFC WIMBELDON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Razz June 11, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Soccer commentators are the best. So enthusiastic.

  • Reply Meital Paslev June 11, 2016 at 9:56 am

    do you have any books published in hebrew?

  • Reply I May June 12, 2016 at 5:16 am

    I have no interest in football at all but I LOVE how much John loves AFC Wimbleton. His passion is excitement rubs off a little on me through the monitor even though I have no idea what is going on

  • Reply HollyWhatNow June 12, 2016 at 9:23 am

    John is so handsome

  • Reply Auerry June 13, 2016 at 5:29 am

    aren't you like super scared of heights? how did you fly?

  • Reply Monisha Ganapathyraman June 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I love how people join in when he starts chanting and he smiles so contentedly

  • Reply Quixii Q June 13, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Your smile at the end of this video is definitely one of the best things I've ever seen.

  • Reply you must not know dick about starkid June 14, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Even though football is HUGE in Malaysia, I'm not a fan of it but those moments gave me goosebumps!

  • Reply The Demon Lord June 16, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    no GTX 1080 coverage πŸ™

  • Reply charlietuba June 17, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Hey John! I challenge you to a puff-off. My hair may be thin on top but I do have a puff, as you can see in this Instagram photo of me at the Los Angeles River Ride (I did the Century).
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BGnKpY_EXDu/

  • Reply Shini gami June 17, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Not a fan of sports… However for this team and their amazing game and supporters, I once again find myself missing England. Perhaps even more so then ever before. Congrats to the team and their supporters! May the team keep climbing in rank as the vlogbrothers, CC & SS! πŸ†βš½οΈ!

  • Reply mercyfire June 20, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    This is now my go-to video on bad days. I am always smiling by the time we make it back to Kings Meadow. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nesrine orif June 21, 2016 at 2:04 am

    owww mister John Green you are my best writer πŸ™‚ thank you

  • Reply ray & sunflowers June 21, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Seeing John this happy is a gift

  • Reply Carrie June 24, 2016 at 12:16 am

    John, I received an award at my 8th grade graduation for achievement in writing, and along with it came a $550 dollar scholarship to help further my writing in a summer writing program. The only problem is that I do not know where to start looking. Do you know of any writing programs in Northern California for high-school students, or where I can start looking? THANK YOU!!!

  • Reply Tosh Omni June 24, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Just watching this video makes me exhausted. I'd never want to pack so much activity into a day and a half.

  • Reply Ben C Urban June 28, 2016 at 5:20 am

    akinfenwa

  • Reply Dani Elle June 30, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Os caras ficam parados batendo palma depois do pΓͺnalti mano, cΓͺ loko

  • Reply Skyerzen July 1, 2016 at 12:47 am

    nice!

  • Reply Jackie Perez July 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    must be awesome to start a chant like that lmao

  • Reply Jose Robert Lopez July 4, 2016 at 2:02 am

    John is dorking out .. Totally cute .. πŸ˜€

  • Reply aaron espinoza July 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    that is crazy

  • Reply kaia July 8, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Sup

  • Reply Ernesto Reyes July 8, 2016 at 5:45 am

    John, where is this picture of you from?

    http://38.media.tumblr.com/22b9bf8aaf8dce3e29cf9e52dc9b9ebc/tumblr_my2a3bTGfK1qkhusao1_500.jpg

    If it's from a video could you please write down the link? Please? It's just that I'm extremely curious about what type of argument were you trying to make by sticking sharpies in your nose.

  • Reply Kathari Kaplan July 8, 2016 at 8:20 am

    his little smile of joy at starting the chant haha

  • Reply Samia Tariq July 16, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I FUCKIN LOVE THE END

  • Reply Vintage July 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    WIMBLEDONNNN WERE GOING UPPPPP

  • Reply a true jem July 26, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    that's so brave that he started that chant at the end it sounds stupid but i could never do that haha. anxiety probs

  • Reply Fergus Wyrm July 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    1:39
    "I have taken my final form."
    – John Green 2016

  • Reply M00rtin August 5, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    hell of a extreme couple of days/hours. u did more cool stuff in this vlog than i ever have xD

  • Reply Beatrice Meecham August 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I still can't believe this! I've lived across from kings meadow all my life, I'm not a massive football fan so I never closely followed Wimbledon but I bet some of my old school mates were among you at that party. It's strange to think you were at the bar where I had my end of school party at 18!! AFC Wimbledon will always be my team even if I don't follow football!

  • Reply Cholula Hot Sauce August 18, 2016 at 5:56 am

    John, you are literally a living legend.

  • Reply Jillian W. August 19, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    When John starts the "WE ARE GOING UP!" cheer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Reply cbjgirl23 September 23, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Did John meet any nerdfighters? Probably!

  • Reply Angus Hossack September 28, 2016 at 3:17 am

    We are goin up!

  • Reply Joseph Hughes October 11, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    AFC Wimbledon is great. However, Premier League is better. Arsenal is the boss. #Ya_Gunners_Ya!

  • Reply bujler October 23, 2016 at 8:11 am

    And now you're above the MK Dons.

  • Reply Martin Burns November 26, 2016 at 2:38 am

    As someone who hasn't followed vlogbrothers for long (started coming here from crashcourse), how on earth is John an AFC Wimbledon fan? I love it, but I'm just surprised!

  • Reply Michael Caris Abagon November 27, 2016 at 9:41 am

    looks like jurgen klopp at first glance

  • Reply Rachel Hydrogen January 5, 2017 at 7:12 am

    He looks so happy at the end. I've watched this video three times, and I've teared up three times. I love him so much.

  • Reply Lord Kek February 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Azzez is at partick thistle, Lyle Taylor was at partick thistle. I think both clubs have a good relationshipπŸ˜€

  • Reply _RebeccaAwesome February 17, 2017 at 7:37 am

    My favorite thing about this video is that John Green, a very socially anxious person, started a chant because of how happy he was. ❀

  • Reply A Sweaty Soul February 28, 2017 at 4:25 am

    This made me smile.

  • Reply ITFC Brendon April 10, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    the black that turned arpuned at the like what happend

  • Reply Jillian Jennett May 2, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    That smile at the end truly genuinely destroys me

  • Reply William Haines May 18, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    i was at the same pub as john

  • Reply EvertonFCthroughandthrough June 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    why wimbledon?

  • Reply EvertonFCthroughandthrough June 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    fair enough i like afcw but its strange

  • Reply Aidah N June 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

    John is so adorable!

  • Reply Phunter - Football Manager Mobile July 14, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Solid League One aFor Wimbledon

  • Reply abcdefg July 24, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Can't believe John went to the Indy 500 and missed Rossi's incredible fuel saving

  • Reply Cameron Keenan October 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    I'm a track runner and I am pretty curious what Craig's time was

  • Reply CaptainChips November 25, 2017 at 2:18 am

    And it was on that day that I discovered John Green is a British Football Hooligan

  • Reply frankwilldo December 5, 2017 at 12:44 am

    look at happy John! what a precious human!

  • Reply Nashea Rehman February 27, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    This club is becoming my sec fav club the furst real madrid and yeah that's not changing anytime soon

  • Reply Nashea Rehman February 27, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    And the guy in the last frame on the right corner he looks like Mata

  • Reply Lorne Hebert April 10, 2018 at 1:22 am

    The afc Wimbledon bit makes me cry every time.

  • Reply Richard Wearw April 21, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Hiya, as a afc supporter who lives in Wimbledon I would say thanks for your support in believing in this small south london club and a huge thanks to John for all the help and support he has given to afc wimbledon

  • Reply redmustang03 April 29, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Anyone seeing this was a big deal to AFC Wimbledon. Their original team moved away 50 miles to Milton Keyes and they changed their name to Milton Keyes Dons. AFC had to start a new club from scratch and start from the 9th tier and work their way up. They then got into the Football League (professional status) into League 2 and then winning the playoff got them the third and final spot to move up to League One. The team is entirely run by the fans. No rich owner and they don't have a lot but this is a huge huge deal.

  • Reply SamiJaneRen June 14, 2018 at 3:52 am

    This video still makes me so so happy and I’m crying nbd

  • Reply Peregrination July 2, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Is the "this is my final form" joke from Dragonball Z, or does it trace farther back?

  • Reply m mac September 7, 2018 at 4:54 am

    this video currently has 350,000 views. that’s cray.

  • Reply Benja Blogs December 30, 2018 at 1:46 am

    OH SOUTH LONDON

  • Reply Mark Cadden February 18, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Man, this is such an amazing video. So much joy. From a man that loves sports more than life sometimes, this is a damn dream scenario

  • Reply Alfie April 27, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    2:02 were you there with Charlie and Emily?

  • Reply Lady Alfhildr of the Forest of Violet Mists August 21, 2019 at 4:55 am

    It's interesting watching this after the Anthropocene Reviewed on the Indianapolis 500–like, oh, hey, there's that foot race he was talking about!

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