the first nhl ea game was released in 1992, the owner of the 35 jersey at the time was Bob Essensa
, who now lives in Oxford, Michigan with his wife and kids. according to the wiki page for it
, "The village calls itself sister city to Oxford, England." which is where dave moved when he was 13 and where the band was founded. shout out to all the users in the red wings subreddit who interrogated a photo of dave wearing one of their jerseys. especially the british guy in his early 30s who went into a very detailed anecdote about how he became a fan of the red wings via the PAL version of ea's nhl.
s2e3 may be a reference to robocop by kanye. robocop (the movie) is set in detroit and the unreleased music video for the song was inspired by video games. if im right that would explain why the jersey would be a reference to a video game.
also eminem is from here and tangerine is a reference to white america.