Hahaa. My friend recently got a laptop with a 240Hz screen and brought it over for some LAN. Of course, it still just couldn't compete with 720p 125Hz of my G90f in terms of motion clarity. Though, he was actually impressed with the colors more than that. But, that's probably just cause his screen wasn't calibrated and mine is. The 94% sRGB coverage of my G90f might have really been better than his stock screen.
I’m assuming that his screen is an IPS. I’ll bet the colors pop more on the CRT because your blacks are deeper. More contrast == more “pop”. No matter how accurate colors are.