This year every-body's back-up New Year's Eve date has some network competition. After 33 years of freezing his buns off in Times Square, ABC stalwart DICK CLARK will face a challenge from the next generation's overgrown teenager, CARSON DALY. Daly, who used to ring in the New Year for MTV, will host a new broadcast for NBC, home to his late-night talk show Last Call with Carson Daly. Apparently Daly prefers working on New Year's Eve. Last year, "I was in St. Bart's," he says. "I was watching Puffy dance on a table on TV, and I wanted to be there." Funny, that reminds us why we stay home.