He did'nt comment probably because nobody gives a sh!t.
I think a lot less people give a shit about this but I think the real reason is the vacation and the wedding. The LA Times thing and a pretty busy week of guests and games probably didn't help much. I forgot when it was announced because I wasn't paying attention either, but if Howard was on the air the day after, it almost definately would have taken up the first hour. Howard has too much history there.