Bottom line: Sure, the open button downs and choker necklaces worked for Daly back when pop stars could also pull off full denim suits. But times have changed and so has the demographic. Geist's nerd-cute look and crooked smile reins supreme.
Daly 1: Geist 2
While Geist has won this early assessment, there's still plenty of time for Daly to make his case – Matt Lauer's contract will last at least through 2014. And we haven't even considered the dark horse candidate: Ryan Seacrest.